Secret triathlete confession: I haven't been swimming. The closest I've been to a pool in 4 months is taking my kids to their swim lessons.
I wasn't enjoying the trudge to the pool or the monotony of doing laps without seeing much improvement... and without any substantial triathlon goals this year, I decided it was a good time to just take a break from it and reset.
But I'm planning to do the Mine over Matter off-road triathlon, so I need to get back to it...
Back to the pool! I retained most of my form (unfortunately - my form is terrible!) but lost a fair bit of my muscle fitness. My triceps, shoulder and back were all a bit sore after my first swim. Yesterday was my 2nd swim back, I managed to do 400m straight again without any trouble. So I'm back!
The break did me some good, I felt like I was able to break some old habits and really think through my stroke again.
I've signed up for the Peterborough Sprint Triathlon in a few weeks as a refresher for triathlon. The swim is only 750m so shouldn't be any trouble, but I won't be setting any records... just get through it and hammer the bike!