This morning was a day I was dreading- the first time swimming first showed up in my training plan. Now EN is infamous for their "no swimming in the OS" philosophy, however, I honestly fall in their "yeah, that doesn't apply to you since you are a rock" category. Well, still, I considered those rare swims I've gotten in as bonus. Now they are expected.So I crawled out of bed at 5:30 to leave for the pool in -4 degree weather. That is not exactly motivating to want to get undressed and jump in a cold pool. I kept thinking of how I could swim later, or tomorrow, but reminded myself I don't want to start that path as I know where it leads.
When I got out of the pool, I was approached by a man who offered some advice. 1) I apparently am thrashing my head around a great deal, and 2) I need to pull with my arms further out where I'll get more power. He claims I'll see a 20% efficiency improvement. Not sure I believe that but definitely two things to work on.
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!