Friday, August 30, 2013
My new mantra: I love to swim.
I recently read a great book on triathlons called Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You. by Meredith Atwood - better known as SwimBikeMom. She recommended that you tell yourself you like doing whatever it is you don't want to do (or are having trouble with). In my case, this is swimming. I am working on bilateral breathing and I have a mantra where I say: I (stroke), LOVE (stroke), TO SWIM (breathe) as I flounder through the water. This way I brainwash myself AND remember when to breathe at the same time! I am trying to do one thing more swimmerish each day and this bilateral breathing is apparently the best way to go. Next week, I'll work on putting my head down into the water. The other big thing I know I need to work on is when/how to kick. I am going to YouTube like a beast this weekend and see if there are any good swimming tutorials. I'll report my findings next week.