Training update

Well, I won’t have my wheel back for tomorrow’s race, although I will have it by Wednesday, which is more important, as I want to take my bike on the vacation that begins on Thursday!  So I’ll get a rest tomorrow, and can sit on the sidelines with a book and cheer everyone else on.  That will be fine, and I think I will take the chance to fit in a swim workout tomorrow instead.

I had my second swim lesson today, and it was fine — she made me work harder than I have before.  But I don’t think I’m going to get the instruction in technique from her that I’d like; she’s helped me with some basics, but I know there is so much more I need.  I’ll try to ask for more drills and such, but I think when this series of classes is over I’ll go elsewhere.  There is a group devoted to training for triathlons that I can join, although I think their next series of classes doesn’t begin until October.  I’m not sure, also, if they do any work with other strokes, which I’d like to learn.  Probably not.  Maybe I’ll stick with this current teacher long enough to learn the rudiments of other strokes?  There’s a masters program at the Y, but it’s only during the summer, so I’m not sure how I’ll keep things up during the winter.

My feet are fine, although I’m still not running far at all — I’m up to 12 minutes.  I met with my doctor for the last time today (yay!) unless problems develop again; when I said I wanted to run on the road instead of on the track, which I’ve been doing since I started running again, he suggested I switch over but keep my time the same until I’ve determined my feet won’t mind too much.  At this rate it will be well into October before I’m running 30 minutes, but that’s okay.  I can be patient.

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2 comments so far

  1. Jenny on

    Sounds like an excess of patience is being required on all fronts!

  2. Dorothy W. on

    You’re right Jenny — thank God I’m entering something like an off season, which means I don’t mind all the waiting as much!


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