Saturday, January 14, 2017

IMWI2017 January 2017 - Lessons Learned

Here are my lessons learned this month, I learned that ….
  1. I need to be patient with myself and not get frustrated, because my frustration comes out to my coach and others and that is NOT what I mean at all.
  2. Learning to swim using technique, is naturally giving me strength and endurance and speed. I’ve improved my 100 25 seconds since I started master swim.
  3. I should not focus on speed when I am learning technique.
  4. Swimming is helping my running and biking.
  5. I use my core in swimming more than arm strength, so I added free weights to my weekend routine. Weights for at least 30 minutes.
  6. If I’m feeling a pain or strain in my muscles, I should stop and ask someone ways to allieve it, instead of pushing through the pain. It will only get worse (as if I didn’t know that already, but need to continue to listen to my body)
  7. I have an amazing support group of who I look up to and trust their advice.
  8. It takes courage to do this.
  9. I am a strong swimmer even though many times, in drills, I am last.  It will come. I will get better.
  10. I am getting stronger, but that doesn’t mean I have to do everything and all.
  11. The schedule for training is simple, be smart about it. (as coach Jen says)
  12. It's okay if I'm not doing something perfect yet, it will come.
  13. Listen to my coaches, mentors and experts in the field. I'm the student. Stay open to their wise teachings.
  14. Not everyone understands or knows my background, and that's okay. I am starting from now and building.
  15. I will approach my running as if it is new and I've never done it before. I'm not the same person, same shape or same age, it's definitely different. Even though I have run over 100 combined marathons/half and tri's and one 70.3 ironman, it won't be the same as then. This is now and I will perform how I do now!
  16. I can fit it in, it isn't that difficult. I make it workable with everything else I'm doing.