The Journey

The journey is more important than the destination.

Several years ago a friend of mine asked me if I would do the Fairlee Triathlon in Vermont. After training for three months, feeling like I was going to drown in the swim, feeling nauseus on the run, I crossed the finished line and was hooked.This led to my triathlon journey.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday team swim

Excellent day today with the GSTC. We are fortunate to have a great coach, Suzan Ballmer, who filmed all 25 or so of us at the UNH pool both above and below water. After being filmed and doing an extended workout, we then ventured back to my house where my awesome wife had a spread of bagel, lox, coffee, fruit, etc. waiting for us.

Our club president setup a laptop and projector and we were able to get tips from Suzan on each of our techniques as our video clip played. Once I get my clip I'll make an attempt to post here.

Even though I've only been regularly swimming for about 5 years, I felt like I had a pretty good stroke. It was amazing to see how some little things that I was doing in the video were slowing me up significantly.

1 comment:

Amy Criswell said...

I am the (apparently) awesome spouse, and I'm here to say that it was (and will continue to be) my pleasure to host the GSTC at our home any time! It makes me happy that our son is fortunate enough to be surrounded by such friendly, caring, health-minded folks outside of his core family members. The GSTC, and indeed each triathlete that we have come into contact with, is a part of the "village" that is helping us as we raise our child. For that I am ever thankful!