So, my last tri had a 400 yard swim. It took me 27 minutes to complete it and I thought that event would never end.
In my current training, I shoot for completing 900 yards as that's the distance of my next try on September 14.
When I get to 400 yards, I look at my heart rate monitor and I'm at about 17 minutes. This means that I'm now doing that same distance in 10 minutes less. This is great news!
As I said, my next tri in a week-and-a-half is 900 yards. It's taking me about 45 minutes to finish this distance. This is also great news because a few weeks ago I didn't think I'd be able to even go the distance.
However, I cannot rest on my laurels. There will be things at the tri that will add to the challenge. I'll be swimming with women and men and I expect to get hit quite a lot. This will also create a lot of waves and will interfere with my rhythm and my ability to breathe well.
But the good news is I can go the distance - and a few weeks ago I didn't think I'd be able to in such a short amount of time.
I love triathlons.