As my tweet suggested, I successfully completed all of my laps freestyle. Yep, no kickboard/bacsktroke laps for the sole purpose of getting to breathe for 50 yards. I did take breaks at the wall but kept those short. That was my goal for this week...getting fit enough to swim freestyle the whole time. And to get there I had to figure out my breathing patterns which I have now.
That fitness level was going to come just from doing it. But I needed more. I had to start doing it better too if I want to achieve next week's goal. So I'm starting to kick more and believe me it hurts. I doubt I'm doing it *right* but I am doing it more. I can feel the difference when I kick....it's just faster and I'm higher in the water. Ooh boy, does it burn though; teaches me a lesson for going through life with these dinky thigh muscles.
So, if I can kick better, continue to breathe properly, and continue to get fitter, can I do all 500 yards without a break by next Friday? Well, I need to learn how to turn at the wall...that exchange reminds me of trying to shake hands with a leftie...I eventually get it right but there's a lot of confusion in the process. I'll have CK show me some techniques.
Speaking of her, the results from last weekend were finally posted and her PRT is official now. I guess that means that she is Pacific Recognized!