Kind of ironic that the same day I purchase my first swim fins it would snow a couple inches here in Colorado. I thought the two should meet. Tropical fins, meet arctic snow. Arctic snow, meet tropical fins. I guess I should get used to this as I’ll be doing the majority of my training through winter.
Coach Khem suggested I get a pair of Tyre medium length fins. I had to get a size larger than my normal shoe size because the rubber arch near the front cut into my big toe.
Tonight was my first team swim practice. I got assigned to “Lane 1.” At these practices, lane 1 is the beginner lane. I know, I know… I have a lot to work on. Swimming will definitely be my toughest challenge on this journey.
Some practical takeaways from tonight’s practice:
- I’m not the best swimmer—and that’s okay. I’m jumping in and am going to be the best student these coaches could ask for.
- I fight the water.
- I need to slooooooooow down.
- I burp a lot when I swim. Interesting.
I’m exhausted! Goodnight all!