Triathlon Training Day 6 – 700 Meter Swim (Lessons) and 15.5 Mile Bike Ride
Today was a two a day workout. I had my first swim lesson this morning, and I knew what I was doing wrong (I was correct), but I did not know how to correct it. So today I was introduced to a few swim drills that will help with my swimming.
First, I wore flippers for the first time. The purpose of these were to make sure that I kicked at the hips and not at the knees. I also used the swim paddles. The purpose of these were to make sure that I was reaching with my swim stroke and that my elbows were bent properly. In addition to that, I was working on my breathing too. Needless to say, it was a lot to remember, but I noticed the difference right away. I now have a standing 30 minute lesson every Monday.
In the afternoon, I did a bike ride. Instead of taking my bike out, I decided to do a stationary bike ride. I did intervals on the bike to keep it interesting. Every 5 minutes I would increase my speed to 120 rpms for 3 minutes, then I would slow it down to 100 for two minutes. I did this until I reach the 15.5 mile mark.
Overall, the workout felt great, and Day 6 is in the books.