There is also a 12 mile bike ride and a 2.5 mile run. Rumor has it that this course is completely flat, so that will be a nice change of pace from Moraga.
But back to the swimming...I told myself that if I was going to sign up for the Mermaid Tri, I had to swim like it's my job between now and June so I would feel confident about it. So of course, I needed a plan. And god bless the interwebs because there is a plan for everything including a swimming plan made just for little old me!
Zero to 1650 is a program that will take you from swimming 700 yards in one session to swimming a mile in six weeks. (There is even a program that will get you to 700 yards if you haven't yet mastered that distance.)
Let me tell you, I can't get over what a difference this plan is making. First of all, it's nice to go the pool with an actual plan instead of my usual "I should swim x yards today." Going back and forth with no clear goal was getting boring, and when I get bored I tend to cut it short. Now I arrive and know exactly what I'm going to do. All of the sets are completely manageable for someone with my limited ability and endurance. And dare I say it, I'm starting to fall in love with swimming! I'm not saying I'm getting any faster, but my endurance is increasing at a good rate which is making it much more fun.
|I need this swim cap!|
I can't say enough good things about this program for someone who is new to swimming but wants a progressive way to gain endurance.