Tonight was the multi-sport cross-training swim session. The triathlon group (Tritons) that used to be a part of my running group (Front Runners New York) invites us runners to come join them for these workouts and I happily went down there tonight for the first time.
My post-workout thoughts? This is intense! I haven’t been in the water doing laps in 20+ years! Yes, I spent summers in Hawaii and went to the beach every day with my grandparents, but I never really was a strong swimmer – and certainly never did anything like drills or intervals.
Tonight started off real rough — it was difficult enough to swim those first 50 meters. Toward the end, my technique improved dramatically and my breathing came much more naturally, so that 50m wasn’t such a big deal. It was still work, but it was doable. I’ve got a long way to go, but it’s a good start and I look forward to improving my technique and form.
I’m going to start throwing in swimming every other Monday. Why every *other* Monday? Because on the non-swim Mondays, I’ll be doing spinning! I can’t wait!