And then, here in Maine, a prominent reverend of a church just committed suicide. It was found out that an investigation had begun regarding his having inappropriate sexual relationships with children. It is just in the media everywhere. It really seems that you just cannot trust anyone with your children. In fact, it seems that the ones that should be the most trustworthy are the ones that are doing the assualt. I just don't get it. How do these people get away with it for so long?
Ok, enough of that. It is depressing enough to listen to at night, I'm not going to dwell on it now. I only hope the victims get the retribution they need/deserve.
So I started swimming regularly again and that feels great! Especially as I can't get out to run as much as I had been during the summer. I am an ok swimmer, I almost completed lifeguard training but never swam as part of a swim team. My strokes are fine, but I don't really have formal training so I can't flip turn. Someone had mentioned that I might swim more effeciently if I were to breath every third stroke rather than every time. I usually breathe each time on my right side. So I tried (last year) to swim by alternating my breathing side and I just about drowned. I cannot breathe on my left side well at all. I swallow water and then get myself all in a tizzy so that I go back to right side breathing only. I figured what was the point? I surely wasn't saving any time.
Well this last time in the pool, I thought I would try to breathe every other time rather than every time, but stay on my right side. So it goes like right arm, left arm, right, left then breathe. I would do that every other time and I was able to maintain that for 500 yds without fatiguing myself. I think it might make me a little faster. I'll have to time myself to know for sure. Any thoughts on swimming and how to breathe?
Lastly, I really have no plan in regards to my training. What I mean is when I run, I just run. I don't really have a plan as to keeping a certain pace or trying to do hills or anything like that. I really don't have any experience with that so I don't know what to do. I wonder if I could do much better if I had some plan that I were following.
I just read over this post and realized that it has rambled and jumped around and is basically just blabber. Sorry about that.
Do you have any thoughts on swimming and breathing?
How about a running plan?
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