In case you were wondering, yes, I did get my waterproof Ipod holder in time for my swim last Wednesday. I got it in the early afternoon and less than an hour later I was in the pool doing my little dog paddle. It definitely helped the time pass more quickly. In fact a few times I got so lost in just going through the motions and listening to music that I lost count of my laps. That is another dilemma I face. Must be my limited mental capacity. Maybe now I'll have to buy one of these. I'm already spending all my birthday money and I still have over a month to go.
Last week after one of my swims an older guy in the pool asked me if I was serious about triathlons. He could probably tell I wasn't a swimmer by my form and so the obvious assumption is triathlons. Of course he was correct. Anyway he gave me some pointers, like keeping my feet closer to the surface, having a shorter stroke and breathing more often because more breathing = more oxygen = more ability to do work. I tried this stuff out on Friday and you know what? It worked mostly. See workout summaries below. Still getting used to some of the changes but I think they are all for the better. I'll have to keep going to the pool at that time to get some more tips.
9/29 2100m at 2:17, 3.5 miles on the bike to and from the pool
9/30 35.1 miles at 18.4 mph
10/1 1700m at 2:11
10/2 4.71 miles at 7:48 pace