Of course I had 2 classes today but that's not important (and definitely not fun).
Important (and fun) is that I went to pool with a guy who used to be a collegiate swimmer and a water polo player and he gave me some advice.
There were supposed to be more of us but since it was raining, I was the only one who showed up. So it was like a private lesson. Pussies! Come on, you are wet anyway. (Talking about rain. It rained this morning so I put on my backpack, poncho and reflexive vest on the top. I looked like a hunchback of Notredame on a bike).
Sure he has not swum competitively for couple years now but probably knows what he is doing.
He told me my strike with arms is very good, but showed me how to kick because honestly, in retrospective I know my kicking was pathetic.
The only problem is that he used to be backstroke and breaststroke swimmer for short distances so he does not know everything about distance swimming. He suggested I do not roll my whole body only my head. I am not listening to that advice, because I have read that distance swimmers should roll the whole body otherwise after couple k their neck will get too tight. He said I should be very careful then because once I swim in open water I will probably get of track to one side.
But he told me he will teach me flip turns and we can do intervals once I learn that. Cool.
Then I went running with a group. It was much better that last week. More people and we ran faster. But we did 4mile loop and nobody wanted to add 2 more miles with me so I had to do those alone. But that's ok.
And volleyball starts next week!!!!! I am little pissed because I was supposed to be a team captain and they told me today that I will be a team manager. I know, team manager sounds better but as a manager I do not get to make those lazy asses throw up during practices. Hm, maybe that's the reason why I am not a captain anymore...Should have thought of that earlier.
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