|Mermaid Lake Swim Club|
Over the past few years I've done a number of duathlons to change things up from strictly running and to get some cross training. I always enjoyed the multisport experience, so I decided maybe it was time to literally take the plunge and really learn how to swim.
I started with some group swim lessons. While they may have helped with the technique, I still didn't feel like I "got it" when the session ended. I kept going to the pool and trying to apply what I had learned, but I still could not swim one length of the pool. So for my birthday last September, I told my husband that I wanted private swim lessons and he bought me a set of five half hour sessions.
It took a lot of work and some persistence on my part, but all of a sudden one night while I was swimming something just clicked. I felt like I "got it", and now I regularly swim over 1000 yards every time I go to the pool. I am amazed and proud all at the same time.
I have really fallen in love with swimming, and I've since completed three triathlons and am doing my fourth in a few weeks. And here is your chance to win a free entry to that triathlon to do it along with me.
I am giving a way one free entry to the See Jane Run Triathlon on October 5 in Pleasanton. All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post telling me that you want to Tri...or that you want to Du. That's right! Even if you can't swim, you can still participate in the Duathlon - Run/Bike/Run. And if you share this post on Twitter and leave another comment telling me you did so, I'll give you a second chance to win. It's that simple.
It's a great event and a great atmosphere. Why not join me? What have you got to lose? The winner will be chosen next Sunday, September 8 so please enter by September 7.