What am I thinking?
2000 yds. I read a post on Facebook – something about , “What do you think about while you’re swimming?” I imagine I cover a good span of material. I can say most of it isn’t work related, even though I’m sandwiching my swims in between work am & work pm. It does melt away any stress of the day, the warm water, the sun on my back, and a shower to send me back to an office. Plus, when I swim, there’s no chance I’l eat unhealthy food for a lunch. Sometimes I bring food, other days I hit 7-11 and get G2 with some protein bars/meal replacement bars. Good thinking, nutri-boy!
What did I think of? Today’s swim I thought some about my arms, like should they be mostly straight down when I stroke or a little bent? Sometimes I catch myself and they are really bent, that is like a wasted paddle stroke, they should be extended. I wonder if I’m floating in the “T” position recommended for freestyle efficiency? Most of my thoughts during this swim were about the 50km race I entered in May. How’s it gonna feel in the last mile? Will I go with a “crewed” escort, or just run it myself and stop at Tom Thumb stores to get food and drinks? The Boy Scouts are doing a trip to Key Biscayne that weekend, I will want to see them, but will probably want to spend my Saturday night in Key West.
I swam all freestyle with no drills, fine enough. I had eyesucker goggle issues again, those straps give me a headache, even though I have them as wide open as I think they can be. I’ll try the other style I own tomorrow. Swimming over a mile each time out has got to give me more tricep strength, more lower abs, and more butt muscles, if I’d ever start really kicking!