Life Inside A Metal Box
I had a series of three meetings this morning, spread out between the Team Valley and two clients in Walker. With the forecast weather being for rain, I decided to drive - it’s one thing having to change into clean dry clothes to be presentable at the client’s; it’s a completely different thing having to change three times!
I was also pretty tired after a weekend of too little sleep, and too much swim / bike, and this was probably the real reason that I opted to drive.
Driving’s just rubbish though! Sitting inside a metal cage, all by yourself, unable to talk to the people sharing your route, invariably almost stationery (I could have cycled the 15 or so miles to the Team Valley faster than I eventually drove it . . .), getting annoyed at people jumping lane & shoving their way into the line (cyclists can also do this though), and generally having a bad time of it.
The worst of it was that the weather forecast was WRONG. It was a lovely day, with little more than a few spots of rain just after lunch. Grrrrr! And worse still is that tomorrow I have to go to York, which is just shy of a 200 mile round-trip, and I’ll be driving that too. Yuck.
But at least I didn’t score a duck with my training today - it’s Monday, and that means swimming with the NE31 Tri Club. I’m still in the learners’ lane, but we’re all improving, which is great. Tonight’s session was 200m intervals, still with the focus on technique, but it’s either getting harder, or easier. I can’t make up my mind!
My stroke count’s crept up a bit, and I’m now at around 42 for 50m. Not sure if this is a good thing (was I coasting too much before?), or a bad thing (am I learning bad habits?) . The coach, Peter, seems pretty please though, and longer distances are getting to be more routine. That’s gotta be good.
Maybe it’s time for me to have someone hold the camera and film my stroke again so you can see what I mean.
- Type: Swim
- Date: 07/16/2007
- Total Time: 00:45:00.00
- Distance: 1,207.01 m
- Average Pace: 3:45.95/100m