So currently I'm a) on a Z-pac for bronchitis, b) sitting here with a head (kinda) full of bright blue stitches and crunchy neosporin hair c) all of the above.
If you picked C, you're the WINNER! Of my most anti-climatic post-race letdown week in HISTORY!
Okay, that's a *bit* dramatic. But seriously...had a little surgery on the head today that involved removing two non-threatening-but-very-annoying cysts that were in my scalp. Had this done 4 years ago for 5 of the lumps. It's a nuisance and it hurts like the dickens.
(Did I just say "like the dickens?" What does that even mean? And, am I 80?)
Anyway, since I am not allowed to swim for (gulp) at least 10 days AND can't do any physical activity until TUESDAY (let that sink in for a moment...and think about how NOT fun to be around I'm going to be), I figured I might as well ask the interwebz for some swimming advice.
My teammie RobbyB had this badass underwater camera thingy in Chattanooga and got all kinds of cool shots while we were running (in the rain, too!) and swimming. I asked him to send me some so I could send them to Coach Emily. He did more than that--he made me the star of my very own "Mediocre-Triathlete-Swimmer" video! Yippeeeeee!
Seriously, though--so "real" swimmers, I know my stroke could probably use some tweaking. I already asked a few of my "real swimmer" students and they gave me some advice. I won't say it yet because I want to see if you out there give me the same advice, too! I will say that I am aware that I don't completely follow through in my stroke and push all the way down towards my legs--I kinda cut it off halfway.
And that butterfly? There are no words. I actually feel WAY worse than it looks--it doesn't look nearly as bad as I thought it would, but I do have a weird little hesitation in there and I'm not sure what's up with that.
If you ever have the chance to have your stroke taped like this, DO IT DO IT DO IT. There's so many little things you can catch with a camera that you just don't really know you're doing. I've already been practicing pushing my stroke all the way through and notice a huge difference.
So I'm throwing it out there to you, internet! Give me some more advice. What else should I tweak in my stroke?