Friday, October 30, 2009

Update

I'm looking forward to spending a quick weekend in Panama City Beach next week to cheer on all the Ironman Florida folks. I still have wonderful memories of that race. Let's hope they have the same kind of perfect weather we had.
Meanwhile, I'm trying not to fall completely out of shape. I have gotten myself back into a regular swimming routine (Mondays and Fridays @ Burkwood with Rick, Wednesdays with Karen and the guppies). I am even forcing myself to do lots and lots of crazy-looking flip turns. Sometimes I even do one correctly...but not often. Thinking about the flip turn does make swimming a little more interesting. Today was a milestone. I did not inhale much water on the flips. Go me!
Meanwhile, in the lane next to Rick, Mr Perfect Swimmer made it look so easy. Both Rick and I stopped to watch him execute every stroke perfectly AND use his flip turns to travel half-way down the lane. Yes, I suffered a minor bout of swimming envy.
Tomorrow morning, I am taking advantage of my Richmond Triclub membership to attend a free 3-hour biking clinic @ Endorphin. I figure I can always use some tips on how to become a stronger cyclist. I'll let you know what I learn
My running continues to come along slowly, but steadily. I'm gradually adding more running time to my 30 minute run/walk workout. I won't pretend that my knees feel 100% like they used to, but it's better than nothing.
And one more thing...Go Phillies!!

8 comments:

TriGirl Kate O said...

Not that I'm a champion flip turner (ha!), but these videos really helped me figure out what well executed ones look like and how to break it down:
http://vimeo.com/2801930

SusieQ said...

Thanks Kate :)

TimFroehlich said...

There was really absolutely no need to add a Go Phillies comment in there. You could have ended that post without any acknowledgment of the fact your team is no longer playing baseball. Kinda hurts a bit....

Racn4acure said...

Oh yes, Go Phillies!

I need to get into swimming. No more excuses.

I am so glad that you are contining to stay involved with TNT as a mentor, and as a future participant, maybe at Tour de Tucson. Art

SusieQ said...

Just for Tim...let me repeat..Go Phillies!

tri-ing races not cases said...

Burkwood.... does that mean you might pick up tennis too?

TriGirl 40 Something said...

Wish I could be in Florida - but know the girls will have you there as the bestest sherpa!

I've got to get the flip turn thing down, too - it is amazing the speed those expert flip turners can get off the wall.

Fegirl said...

give a big cheer from Team Mtn Ash! Antlers up!