Today, I was to swim for one hour. I wore my Profile Designs full wetsuit because the other day the zipper on my other, NeoSport long john wetsuit broke. A long john or bib style wetsuit has no arms. It is more comfortable for swimming than a full wetsuit. Some people wonder why I train in the wetsuit. Here is a list of why.
1. The water is cold.
2. The wetsuit adds buoyancy that helps my weak swimming technique.
3. I will be racing in a wetsuit so I want to train like I will race.
4. See number one again.
I contacted Triathlon Lab where I purchased the suit and we are discussing repair/replacement options.
As I walked down the hill to the pool, I was hoping not to draw to much attention to myself, however a fat guy in a wetsuits does kind of stand out. I walked past a driveway when I heard a sound and turned around. Above me, on a embankment was a family of deer. Four adults and two babies. They stared at me as if to say, "Yes? Can we help you?" So I moved on smiling.
I got to the pool and fortunately it was empty, so I started the warm up. It's always during the beginning of any workout that The Quit Demons are the worse. After my muscles have warmed up and my brain has accepted that I am working out again, they go away. Chris will put on the schedule, "One hour swim," then the details. I have yet to finish a swim workout in the time he assigns. Then again, he is a two time Olympian for swimming no less! So whatever the time listed, I add an extra half hour to forty five minutes in my time allotment. Here is a very brief video I shot.
I really need a GoPro camera system so I can make better videos. (If any sponsors out there would be interested in this, I would be forever grateful. GoPro, Triathlon Lab, Incycle?)
Whenever I see the GoPro promotion videos, I think to myself, "That is exactly the kind of life and adventures I want to live!" I realize that I'm kind of doing it already, only in a smaller scale for the time being. I was sitting on the couch today relaxing and not feeling a bit guilty when I was overcome with a feeling of well being. So this is what I was missing all those years.
Until tomorrow my friends.