Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Wetsuit! (Rage is getting closer)

Today Tony and I went down to the lake so I could practice in my new wetsuit.

I was nervous. Sometimes it doesn't take much.
  • Would the wetsuit fit?
  • Would swimming one mile feel difficult?
  • Would the water be cold?
Turns out I was nervous for nothing!

The wetsuit fit and slid off more quickly and easily than my old one. Except for one little thing at the neck, which Tony adjusted for me, it worked perfectly. It felt more buoyant than my old one and more flexible.

Swimming one mile did not feel difficult. HELLO what have I been doing in the pool all these months?!?!?!? My swim goal time for Rage is not overly ambitious. Nor is it mind numbingly easy. It's based on exactly where I am with swimming right now. I'm making larger gains right now on the bike and the run so the meat of my goals are there.

The water was PERFECT! Felt much warmer than a couple of weeks ago. Plus it was flat and calm and was GORGEOUS out there.

Tony is doing the Rage sprint as part of a relay. He didn't need to swim nearly that far but he did it anyway. He feels prepared for his swim leg. We both had a blast out there. It was a low pressure race week workout.

YIKES Rage is three days away!

Hope everyone is having a good week!


3 comments:

H Love said...

What no wetsuit pic? Impressive stuff! GOOD luck!

Stefanie Frank said...

Thanks Harmony! Yes I know I should have taken a pic -- next time! Have a great week!

Molly said...

I'm so excited for you!!! Have a great race!