Juneathon Day 1, and it's a glorious day here in London. I'm so pleased Juneathon is here again, for me its like a summers new years day, and a chance to make resolutions and fresh commitments when its sunny.
And its feels easier to set and keep these commitments when the sun is shining and the birds are singing.
- Do my first Tri (this w/e Blenheim)
- Swim a non stop mile
- Do a weekly long run.
- Do abs every day
- Drink no booze in June
My insight when swimming this morning?
Message to self: What you put in - Is what you get out.
I already know this, but knowing is like an onion, and you can peel away another layer of knowing to know something more fully.
I got this again today as I swam in the Serpentine.
Today, with my breathing now feeling nearly natural, (thanks to a great breathing tip from Tom Skipp) I was able to focus more attention on my stroke. I was able to concentrate on a longer stroke, and a more streamlined stroke, best of all I was able to spend time with a more powerful pull in the propulsive phase of the stroke.
Exactly one month ago, I was very nearly hyperventilating in the very same spot with Maxine, who'd kindly opened the open water swimming door for me.
But I've done 22 swim sessions since then both in a pool and in open water, and I swam well this morning, it felt great!
What you put in - Is what you get out.
Layer 4329 of the onion - UNLOCKED!
With my first outdoor triathlon now just 4 days away, I'm feeling good about what I've put in, and excited about the prospect of putting even more in, during the wonderful month that Juneathon is.
Thanks so much to Cathy at Jog Blog for giving us this opportunity.
- Number of breakfasts eaten: 2
- Swim: 400m Open Water - Fast
- Bike: 16.95 km
- Run: 2k 'Brick' (right after bike) - 8:14 secs
- 100 Abs (Yup Neil, I did Abs today)
- 100 Tricep Arm pulls (propulsive phase of front crawl)
- Number of Mum's whos birthday it is: 1