Yesterday I had my third lesson with Ann. We attempted the first few steps of learning the breaststroke. She insisted this is a much better option to fall back on in the middle of my 1.2 mile swim rather than backstroke. What? You mean swimming blindly on my back in a crowded lake isn't the best option...? We also worked on not touching the walls between laps to simulate the wall-less lake I am supposed to be swimming in. She also emphasized exhaling more underwater to balance the desperate choke of air I take in when my head comes out of the water. I think this week I will attempt my longest swim yet.
Biking is pretty uneventful. My friend Phil and I took our bikes to Shawnee Mission Park last weekend and rode on the trails. We did our longest ride yet - 18.5 miles. I reminded him that my grandparents ride 20 miles everytime they take their bikes out for a ride. We took a few breaks which I didn't necessarily need but the distance was reassuring me again that I can do this!
Wait... what about running? Yeah I haven't done that yet.....
1. Swim longer
2. Bike longer
4. Identify a training program that I will be able to follow starting 20 weeks out from the race
5. Sign up for the race
6. Finish the race
7. Drink a celebratory beer