I loved it for a long time...but grew tired and wanted to quit. The issue is if you quit, you lose your scholarship. If I lost my scholarship I had to leave LSU (mom and dad did not see the value in paying out of state tuition) So I sucked it up and kept swimming....resulting in my final swim meet being the last time I entered a pool for 10+ years. Really!
If not for triathlon I would not be swimming... Wait I lied. I swam a lot when I was pregnant with my kids. Running was great but had to end at a certain point.
So.....swimming is not my 1st choice but a necessary one. For Ironman people say "you can swim 2x a week and do fine" True but that would be wasting a "talent" and the 1000's of hours I invested years ago....As a strong swimmer, we should swim more. Why? not because I will knock 5 minutes off my Ironman swim but because I can exit the water with a competitive swim time and a HR of 130. For a 10-12 hour day, that is the $$$. The swim, which takes a lot out of my competitors, can be warm up for me IF, ONLY IF, I swim 4x week and commit to it. With Ironman Cabo 7 weeks away...I am committed to swimming.
|LSU Natatorium- lots of pain in this pool|
So today, as I sat and read my phone and wanted to leave...I dug deep and sucked it up and got it done. Now I
So there you have it....