Speaking of swimming, I'm improving. Well, at least, I think so. No, I haven't increased the front crawl set yet. BUT I'm working my way from 3 stroke bilateral breathing to 5 stroke. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I remember going from 2 stroke to 3 stroke, and I felt like my lungs were going to collapse. But I stuck with it. And now bilateral breathing is just natural for me to do. I've also learned that the key with breathing is to make sure you exhale as much as possible before you inhale. About time I get to the end of the pool, it feels like there was less effort involved. So I guess with my breathing getting better, I'll be increasing front crawl sets soon. Right now, I'm still switching to breaststroke every 50yd. Maybe in a few more weeks, I'll begin to cover more distance in a shorter time frame. I'm excited.
So I took a couple pictures after I got out of the pool yesterday.
Me and my fins. I use them for kicking drills.
Oh, and I was also showing off a yoga pose. No, it's not that serious. I'm wearing jeans and a sweater.
And it was luck that I got into this position. I tried to do it last week, and it was extremely difficult to reach my hand around my back to my foot. I guess swimming helped loosen me up a bit.
And with that, I'm off to the pool. Have a great weekend!!
10/24 - Yoga: Practice for the Spine (47min)
10/25 - Bike (35min - 7.72mi)
Elliptical (35min - 3.44mi)
Swim (1:02:11 - 1900yd)
10/26 - Yoga Class (1:30)
10/27- Swim (1:06:50 - 2000yd)
10/28 - Yoga: Wringing Out the Old (36min)
Shimmy (Belly dancing - 25min)
10/29 - Swim (52:01 - 1700yd)