It has been only over a week since I have started training for the #blogsquad #Swimathon15 challenge due to my hand injury, and have to say that so far so good.
If you are a regular blog reader, you know I have mostly blogged about running as that is what I usually do, but in colder months I tend to swim much more, and have been taking part in Swimathon since 2013, so this is my 3rd year.
I have already mentioned what challenge I will be doing, so just to recap it’s going to be 2.5km. The challenge for me is to swim it front crawl. I have to be honest and say, I have always prefered breaststroke, and never really worked hard on improving my front crawl technique.
After a few sessions in the pool, I can happily say the training is going OK. I am trying to add a few lengths swimming front crawl here and there. It is tough. I am so confident in swimming breaststroke, and it feels just right and easy for me, but I really want to challenge myself and work much harder on improving front crawl.
I have quite a few weeks to do so, and really believe I can do it. Right now I have been swimming 60 lengths, altering breaststroke and front crawl after 10 or 20 lengths as it just seems like the right amount for now. My plan is to slowly be increasing the number of front crawl lengths, and reducing the breast stroke lengths.
At this point of my training I am staying very positive and hopefully everything will go according to my plan.
I have been also spending time watching other regular swimmers swimming front crawl and learning from them. Observation sometimes helps.
I have already had one chap chatting to me about my challenge as he knows me as a regular fast breaststroke swimmer, and was wondering why I have started swimming front crawl? It was lovely to see his expression when I revealed I was the official blogger for Swimathon, and the next time I was in the pool he told me he saw me on the website! So here you go, my moment of fame!
How about you? Are you training for the Swimathon too? What is your challenge, how is your training going? I would love to hear your story too!