Slight hiccup in my routine  

avlicker2 54M
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9/11/2005 9:22 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Slight hiccup in my routine

On Saturday, I finally got to do some open water swimming in a local lake. Boy, did that take me for a loop. Didn't adjust to the coldness of the water even with the wetsuit on, didn't like the smell of the wetsuit, didn't like just seeing green stuff when I had my head down in the water, didn't like the waves, etc. So, my stroke was off, I took more than a couple of breathers just to calm myself, but in the end probably swam around 400 yds. Glad I did it, but was upset with myself for not doing better.

At this point, the race is just 4 weeks away. Physically, I'm ready, but now have to get mentally ready, and do some more open water swimming so that will go smoothly.

sunnysummerfun 57F

9/11/2005 2:56 pm

Hi AV, I was able to chat with you briefly in the classy bbw chat room the other day. I enjoyed speaking with you. If I may encourage you. You did fine for your first time in open water & with the wetsuit. You will adjust & it will become second nature. I don't know if this will be contrary to your trainers' advice but if you have problems breathing with the waves, tuck your chin to your arm pit(as you body roll to the opposite side) & you will create a nice little pocket to grab a quick breath.
You have worked so hard with physical discipline, continue to do the same mentally, don't let the most powerful organ in your body play havoc with you. Control it. Talk yourself thru the 'greenstuff'. it's just greenstuff. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you & checking in on your progress & results. Congrats for going for it.!!!

avlicker2 54M

9/12/2005 5:47 pm

Hey Sunny,

Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out when I do an ocean swim on Sunday. Also, it was nice chatting with you too, maybe see you in there again sometime.

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