So it turns out that there is no tracking available for 70.3 Cancun but I just got word that Liz finished at 6:19, Lauren just under 6:30, Geoff speed boy 4:54, and turn out Ryan with a stress fracture must have miraculously heeled and finished in 6:10! Congratulations to ALL!!!
In other news, I went to a Swim clinic this morning that I registered to about 2 weeks ago with our local triathlon club. On deck was Emmit Hines from the H2Ouston Swim club who has worked and coached with Terry Laughlin for many years. There was 15 of us that all jumped in the pool warmed up in about 4 different lanes and then it was out of the water to wait in line to get video taped. We each would swim 75 yards and be taped from the side and head on. It went by really quick and I was the 5th one in the water.
Afterwards it was dry off and time to watch the video of everyone. There was a lot to discuss and different exercises to try while on land. Everyone was asked what they saw in there video that looked wrong or funny to you. For me it, it was clear that my back legs were dragging due to hips dragging, due to head position. Emmit said for every 2" of head lifting (not rotation) translates to 4-6" of hip drag which translates to 12" of leg drag!!
I also noticed that my nose is pointing forward towards the wall while swimming instead of facing straight down towards the bottom of the pool floor. I had good rotation on my right but he would like to see more hip rotation, esp. on my left along with the left arm pulling instead of windmill action and pushing water straight down to the floor. So overall I have some things to work on but so did all 14 others.
It's amazing to see how many swimmers hips/legs drag more than they feel or think. I think there was 2 swimmers that were really horizontal in the water but had other things to work on.
So now I was thinking about signing up with Coach Hines at the swim club which costs $66/mo. and there is a $98 USMS fee/club fee annually so it would be prorated, what you all think?
Or I was excited to think that maybe I could sign up for IronStar 70.3 in 5 weeks? What you think?
Here's the break down I thought about: My longest swim of 1500m was July 15th, regular weekly swims have been about 1200m. Longest bike of 65 miles was 5 weeks ago with weekly long ride at 30 miles, and longest run last week of 10.5 miles. Humm, sounds like I am not that far off but putting it all together in 5 weeks with a Sprint tri next weekend at 400mS/19mB/3mR might be a little tough. I'll wait to see what the consensus is of bloggerville.
This weeks training will continue M-Th with Friday off and light stuff on Saturday as the sprint is Sunday.