So I fly out tomorrow AM for Sonoma, California for a week long training session. I usually keep myself on eastern time so that I can get up at my usual time (which is 3 hours ahead of the locals) and get a bunch of training in before the rest of the crew get rolling. Works like a charm!
Anyway, as I have pointed out, I will be swimming in the future so I might as well make use of the pool at the hotel and try to get into a late season race for kicks. If anyone has any pointers for this land lover, that I can practice (real training to start in the fall when I fully get organized about the swim) in a hotel pool, it would be greatly appreciated!
The triathlon I am thinking of is only 600 metres in the water. I have no breathing patterns yet so I need to work on getting in enough O2 during a swim. Also, I swam last month in a lake and 100 metres tired me out in free style mode so I need to improve on that as I do not want to breast stroke this attempt.
My goal for the race is to get through with free style in a calm manner (which should get me out of the water a lot quicker than my breast stroke effort last year) and then I will let my bike and feet get me into a nice finishing position. Last year, I did the Welland Tri on a dare and I was super slow in the water and only able to maintain freestyle for 50 metres. I did not swim before that race once (that is once in the past 20 years) and just wanted to say I finished a tri. Well I finished in a decent position because I rode hard and ran well but I was the 20th last person out of the water and would like to get at least mid pack.
I love to dream and you just never know what you can do unless you strive for more.
I hope to keep you posted on my progress in the water!