IRONMAN Boulder 2014

IRONMAN Boulder 2014
IRONMAN Boulder 2014 - Photo Courtesy of Nils Nilsen @N2PhotoServices
former professional couch potato and dorito eater with no fitness background to 2 x IRONMAN triathlete. blogging about all things training so you can be inspired to be active in your life! there's no 'can't' - just think of when you will take that first step!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WETSUIT THAT IS POOL FRIENDLY?!?

Yeah... that Google search and all its derivatives didn't prove to be very successful. It was like those times when I frantically search for the lowest price on a product, insisting in my head that it MUST be hidden SOMEwhere!

... to no avail!

Oh well...

Next best thing....

Attach a noodle to each of my legs.

Yup... That's what I would do.

Can you believe it?!?

That is what I'd do!!!!!

But, I really didn't.

I settled for just making LOVE to my beautiful pull buoy!

During my two most recent workouts (after a great lesson with Ms Andrea Rudser-Rusin and when I believed to have received permission), I used the pull buoy to keep what mobsters would consider an easy night's work (aka my legs made of concrete) afloat.

I shoved that thing between my legs and used it! I used it and it built my confidence! Oh yeah, it did!

At my lesson, I was told not to kick... But, I was still having an issue with my legs falling, no matter how how much I thought chest down... shoulder down... relax... blah de blah de dahh!

So, I kick with that thing between my legs. Yes m'am, I am kickin' from dem hips... Not dah knees! Promise!

So, on Saturday...what's also known as my long training day... I did 50s pretty easily... Then, I surprised myself with a few 100s.

COOL!!!

Tonight, I surprised myself and did some 150s and I think a couple 200s... AWESOME!

But, is that cheating??? Won't I have even MORE help from a whole wetsuit on race day???