This past week, I decided to make a leap of faith and move up to the 1:25 LCM lane at masters. Now, I haven't moved up a lane since high school so this was a BIG deal. I don't even lead the 1:30 lane when I'm in it so making the decision wasn't the obvious choice. But I had decided that it was time. I have started swimming 3 times a week this season as opposed to two that I have been doing for years. Everybody says to get faster in the water you MUST swim more. This has been a tough thing to convince Coach of...see he isn't a triathlon coach by nature, he comes to us from biking. And the though process there is that you must go FASTER to get faster not necessarily go MORE often. We are not fans of gratuitous volume in this house, quality has always trumped quantity and so far, so good. But, I knew that in order to improve in the water, and let's be honest- my good but not GREAT swim needs to get faster if my goal for this season is going to materialize. So here I sat swimming three high quality sessions a week at Stanford Masters usually at the back of the bus in the 1:30 lane.
So not that you need inspiration to get up and get moving or even to get faster, as I know we are ALL driven folks trying to be OUR best each and every workout. But just in case, next time you are thinking "jeeze if only"...get out there and DO something about it!
In other news, the gash on my forehead is healing up beautifuly and I think it will end up being a very minimal scar, but just in case I have an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist tomorrow. Hopefully she will give me the scar be gone potion and not just to apply Vitamie E like I have been doing!
Working hard and getting excited that race season is almost here!!