I ordered this thing off of Amazon last week when I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to bike or run for an entire week (see here). I thought I would be productive and spend the week focusing on swimming, with this thing between my legs to keep me from kicking. But, the doc told me no pool for a week, until the incision is all healed up. Makes sense, I just didn’t think things through before hand.
Truth be told, I have no idea what to do with this. I’m pretty sure that I’m supposed to put it between my legs, not kick, and swim only with my arms. One end is wider than the other – does that end go up or down? Or will it become super obvious to me when I jump in the pool (next week) and start trying to swim with it between my legs?
And goggles – I’m clueless when it comes to them, too. I have two semi-identical pairs, and they’re not the best (translation, I paid $8 for the prescription version, and about half that for the non-prescription version). They don’t leak, but they fog up like crazy. Do I spit in them? Rub shampoo on the inside? Buy new goggles? I’m already worried about my goggles getting kicked off of my face during the tri, I don’t want to be worried about them fogging up too!
I’m starting to freak out a little about the swim portion of the tri (which, thankfully, is very short). I haven’t really done any swimming yet, which is ridiculous since I can walk out our back door and be swimming in under 4 seconds. I’m not that confident in water to begin with (translation: I may need xanax before my first open water swim), and I’m beginning to question my decision to branch out from just running.
Running I can do. Swimming? Not so sure.