I like swimming.
Yup, I do.
It started when I joined Swim Group last season and then sort of snuck up on me as Season 2009 training started.
I actually like getting in and moving through the water. Such a refreshing change from the last two years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is GREAT cause it's now going to be easier for me to get better at a sport that I actually like.
Coach is making me swim three times a week (we are in a swim focus right now) and soon, very soon, I will be starting up with Masters. Next week is my 1000 yard time trial test which, well, BLECH! Who likes those? Noone I know. Then again no sport is perfect.
Last week I had a 500 yard time trial and figured my result was just average. I wasn't too concerned about it since it is so early in the year and I did work hard for it and so had no regrets or nasty thoughts that I could have/should have worked harder when it was done.
Then Coach emailed me later and pointed out that I had dropped 18 seconds per hundred compared with this time last year.
18 SECONDS PER HUNDRED. That's pretty darn good!
Another reason that I like swimming -- continued improvement! Improvement is always fun but for me just not dreading the swim workouts (and in fact actually looking forward to some of them -- GASP) is the bigger reward.
My times will go down this season too. I can feel it!