This is my next big challenge- and I figured a good one for the winter, when I can't get out to run nearly as often as I'd like. Plus, I need to switch up my routine a bit anyway-- plateauing again. So here's what I'm focusing on right now:
- Getting the breathing thing down-- I am pretty sure I could do it- IF I didn't have to work my arms and legs at the same time. *Multitasking and Amber don't mix very well
- Keeping my legs straight, and kicking from the hip. For the life of me, I can't stop bending my knees! Guess I need more kickboard practice. Focus on one thing at a time. (*See multitasking comment)
- Fingers together
- Breathe to the side, only to the side. And don't suck in water.
Right now, I'm swimming with flippers. I must say that I was getting foot cramps yesterday with them, so I took them off for a few laps--- oh.my.goodness- you'd think somebody cut my feet off! It was like swimming against a current! Uh yeah, I don't see myself doing a tri anytime soon--- I've got a LONG way to go!
But I like it!