Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Love at First Sit?

Swimming this morning was fantastic. My instructor told me to keep my head down in the water more, which raises my bum up higher and makes swimming a whole lot easier. We did 10 x 100 m intervals, with the odd ones being faster than the even ones. I pushed those sprints hard and it felt fantastic. And hey, one of my Bow spin class teammates is also in my swim class!

Speaking of spin class, Angie kicked our behinds tonight. We did plenty of high cadence single leg drills (love those!), some good endurance stuff, and some strength drills as well. She really worked our tails off, and I felt like I really worked hard. The tweaks to my bike made a huge difference and it felt so comfortable. I spent as much time in the hoods as possible to make sure all was comfy. So far the saddle seams to be pretty comfortable as well. By the end of class my rear was slightly sore, but that was just typical "new saddle" soreness. Anyhow, I would say, so far so good for the new fit and the new seat!

8 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Yes, keeping your head down does help... tremendously. I have noticed the difference when I pay close attention to where my head is. What about all those people who swim laps with their head above the water? oy oy oy.

Melanie said...

Sounds like a tough workout! Love those!

Lily on the Road said...

my tri friend does total submersion swimming, she swears by it.

I'm loving my spin classes, they are wicked!

Marlene said...

great job on the swim workout and spin class; glad to hear the new seat & fit seem to be right.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Yay! No butt soreness.......

Marcy said...

LOL having the butt in working order is always a bonus.

ShirleyPerly said...

So envious that you get to ride your own bike during your spin classes. Great to hear the bike tweaks are working out and you're continuing to enjoy and improve on swimming.

Viv said...

Good news on the saddle working out. The fit is hald the battle, well ok 1/2 of the battle.