Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Feel of the Water

You hear people talk about it all the time in articles about learning to swim. At some point, you become one with the water and begin to have "a feel for the water" as you glide from one end of the pool to the other. I believe I am starting to get that feeling. After several weeks of consistently swimming 2000 - 2500 yards per workout a couple times a week, I think this morning's swim was the confirmation that all this work is helping. Today I swam 2050 yards at my moderate pace and it felt good! Usually when I push myself, I start to feel weak the last few hundred yards. This time I swam all the way through the last lap and could have swam more if I didn't have to go to work. I've got another swim planned this week and I'm hoping this is a sign of things to come. Now that I feel good doing it, I just need to work on my speed and do it faster!

2 comments:

IM Able said...

I just love that feeling! Like a confidence in the pool that slowly creeps up on you when you're not looking...or, rather, busy doing laps. I'm finding that the swim part of training is my biggest motivator because I can see such progress in it in such a (relatively) short time. There's something so empowering about going to the pool and knocking out thousands of yards in a session and feeling like you could do more. Bravo.

tri-trainee said...

oh me too! the better i feel in my swimming, the more confidence i have in the rest of my training ... what a wonderful feeling!!

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