While I was nearly drowning swimming today, I wondered if there were any other Indoor Cycling Instructors training for a Triathlon who would like to be "virtual" training partners. If so email me john (at) indoorcycleinstructor.com
I made this video using my new iPod Nano. Very cool little toy.
I'm joining Ben Greenfield's Triathlon Rock Star Triathlete Academy as I train for my first Triathlon. John
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Very cool John! I’m proud of you! 🙂
Just don’t take that Nano video into the locker room – didn’t you say they’re banned from Lifetime clubs?!
How your first swim? Remember breathing in the water is completely different than land. Out through the nose and in through the mouth. If you can not hear your air in the water(should sound like an aquarium) you are hoding your breathe. Good luck!
I have been swimming everyday, trying to work on all the different things I’ve learned. Swimming is hard!
Yes Lifetime says no Nanos in the locker room but I don’t think they say anything about the dozens of cell phones that shoot video.
I’m in a similar boat (staying in the boat is fine, getting out into the water is the problem!), tired of doing triathlon relays and having someone do the swim for me. I signed up for the Total Immersion course, hopefully it helps! I signed up for a tri last year but didnt get the swim down, so trying again this year. Good luck with it, gonna be a challenge for both of us.
Ron – Total Immersion is an awesome technique. If you are not a swimmer, it is a great way to learn how to swim without fighting the water. Even if you are a decent swimmer, it is a good technique to use/adapt so you can come out of the water and “have the legs” to run.
John – I was hoping to see you in the pool. When do we get to see you challenge M. Phelps?
Good luck John! I am always telling my students to set goals, set a date, and announce them publicly. Last January I announced to my classes that I would do a Triathlon; then I remembered that I didn’t know how to swim.
I hired a swim coach, swam three mornings a week, took a Total Immersion course, and completed my Sprint Tri in July. This year a group of us from SPIN class are training to do all six Sprint Tris this summer.
Good for you!! I too have decided to get over what was standing in my way for my goals. Unlike your swimming challenge mine is the cycling part of the tri!! Crazy huh, since I have been a Spinning Instructor for 15 years but I have not been on my road bike the last 8. I had an accident and it totally flipped me out. I am still “fragile” regarding getting on my road bike, but I have a great trainer and we are going to work through this. So you go John!!
Thanks everyone! It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one facing a challenge.
I wish all the luck in the world with your new challenge. I fought the fluid late in ’93 and conquered it in early ’94. There’s so much co-ordination involved a lesser fit person can move (glide) through the water and make it look effortless. My challenge this year, with similar co-ord issues is x-country skiing. We have an unusual amount of snow here in northern Germany at the moment that I can’t get out much on the bike other than commuting, so I’ve taken to the snow. If you can’t beat it…
I’m also very jealous of that quiet pool you have there, it’s impossible to get any quality pool time here, so I haven’t swam for a loonngg time. Once again all the best.