Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Second round at the pool

Last night, I got some swimming tips from my friend Chee Chen who completed a full triathlon 2 years ago. In order to swim long distances efficiently, you need to leverage your arms more then your legs. Especially since you want to save your legs for the bike and the run. So this evening, I wedged a piece of foam between my legs to prevent them from kicking too much. With this, I was able to complete 10 laps - 500m (not without resting though). I came out of the pool feeling pretty good, not completely exhausted like the last time. I'm starting to feel a lot more confident about this swimmning portion now, but I still have a lot of work ahead of me if I am to swim in open water.