Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Last night:
500 m (10 laps) - 12.5 min

This morning:
2000 m (40 laps) - 53 min

This morning swim wasn't part on my training schedule. I just need to do this to change my perspective. Like T-Metz's blog, there is no try. I am going to do it and that's that.

Now 4 laps (200 m) is no longer far. Sometimes I have to stretch my perspective. Just like cycling...I use to think 2-3 hours is long...then I ride for 4-5 hours. Then I ride for 8 hours. Same thing goes in the pool.

I am not serious until I slap some money on the table. Sunday I registered for the Peterborough 1/2 Ironman. It ain't a lot of money but now my mindset change. Time to really get the training done. Put the money in the bank.

I focus on getting a good glide. I ain't huffing and puffing as much as before. So that's a good sign.

I am going to stick with my coach. I told him that if he can train me to swim 2 km in 45 min by June, I will get him a beer. It seems all this training is about alcohol one way or the ot

My stroke is much more relax. I notice my left hand is not gliding as much as my right. Will have to work on that.

I also noticed that they change the lifeguards. They are both females and weight about 110 pounds. No offense but there are grannys and grandpas that weight at least 250 lbs. I wonder how in the world are the lifeguards drag them out of water when they weight twice as much as they do? Then I realize....the lifeguards ain't for the old ppl, they are there for me :D.

Now all I need is to get a bunch of tennis balls as Nancy suggested...

Regarding yesterday's post. I was watching a mini documentary of how Canada started with public health care. I just like to comment that my post from yesterday ain't bashing about free health care. I am just a bit disappointed at how poorly it is structure right now. In fact, I own my life to Canada's health care. My liver transplant would cost about $100,000 US. This does not include medication and care afterwards. There is no way my family would afford it.

17 comments:

qcmier said...

Wow what got into you on the swim today? Maybe you won't need the tennis balls. Yeah all you need is beer.

Cliff said...

qcmier,

I just need to break my mentally that 2 km is far. Just to build my confidence that I can swim the HIM portion.

tarheeltri said...

Good job in registering for the race. It always adds a little intensity to my workouts when I know I'm registered!

Warren said...

I haven't registered yet for Peterborough but your committment has edged me on.

stronger said...

There is a lot of buoyancy in that 250 lbs. Doesn't sound like you are the drowning type. I think you're safe.

Jamie said...

Glad to hear that you registered for the race. Keep after it, usually the training is harder than the race.

Papa Louie said...

It's good to commit yourself to help motivate you. Hope your training goes well. Have fun!

robtherunner said...

I hear your frustrations about the health care, but like you said you are very fortunate that it is free. I have been without health care since my wife left her job about 3 years ago. I have another 18 months before I can start teaching and will not be able to afford health care until then.

Hilda said...

Now you are on the way to the race!

I went to the hot bad and helped a lot, I prefered it rather than the cold one!!

Mike said...

Hey Cliff,
You are well on your way to having a good race (swim included). Don't forget the benefits of a wetsuit and drafting- they will shave time off your split for sure!

TriSaraTops said...

Beer is a wonderful motivator! hee hee :)

Peter Lawson said...

Good on ya mate. Keep up the great work and congrats on registering for the 1/2. You're doing what it takes to realize your dreams!

cheers

William said...

So now you are a fish, not a rock.

jessie_tri_mn said...

That's quite a breakthrough swim! Wow!

I love registering for races, the motivation that comes with the submit button is more than any coach can provide (not that I've ever had a coach!)

jessie_tri_mn said...

That's quite a breakthrough swim! Wow!

I love registering for races, the motivation that comes with the submit button is more than any coach can provide (not that I've ever had a coach!)

Wylee said...

Glad you're finally realizing it's all about the beer, baby! ;)

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