- Take my final breath just as I was at the T on the pool floor.
- When I am almost at the wall, execute a half somersault.
- Keep your eyes open, otherwise you will get disoriented.
- Breathe out your nose.
- Aim for a tight tuck, and push off the wall, at the cross on the wall, with your feet.
Sounds pretty easy, eh? I did wind up getting disoriented on the first few flips and one time almost wound up going underneath the rope and landing in the lane next to me. But after trying it out more and more I started to get the hang of it. I’ll definitely keep practicing at swim club from now on.
The first few flips also really affected my breathing initially. I guess it totally threw me for a loop because I started holding my breath on my stroke, and doing a quick exhale/inhale when I was supposed to be coming up for air. It didn’t exactly help with the dizziness from doing the flip turn! After executing a few flip turns I was able to calm down and get back to my regular breathing pattern. Success!
When lunch time came around today it was time to get out for a run. A Chinook blew through town and it was a glorious 6C (43F) out, and I figured for sure it was time to bust out the capris for my run. It was still pretty windy out, but not nearly as windy as yesterday, and the wind wasn’t nearly as cold. Capris were exactly the right choice. When I started running I felt so…out of shape…and fat… It felt like such a struggle. And yesterday felt so good! I’m guessing my legs are still a bit tired from the marathon and they were probably a bit tired from yesterday’s run. Once I was about 2 miles in things started to click and the rest of the run felt awesome. I even ran into Making Waves out there! 5 miles done, and at a half decent clip, especially for an easy paced run!