I have been worrying about my indoor tri that is coming up two weeks from today. I'm not worried about swimming without stopping or biking or running. What's got me worrying is how to count the swim.
It's a 20 minute swim where we (ourselves) have to keep count of how many laps we do. I've swam for 26 years and know how to count, but counting that much of a distance without help is a little intimidating and challenging.
In this month's Runner's World, one of the little side articles discussed mental strength and how this man runs on a track. He keeps track of the laps on the track by naming cities that start with the letter A, then the next lap he names cities with the letter B, and so on til he gets to Z. I can do that! Well, maybe not naming cities, but I can definitely think of words with the letter A, B, and so on for each 50!
I'm excited to start counting this way during swim practice this week to see how it goes! I told Emily, who is also doing the indoor tri, about it and she tried it out yesterday in the pool and said it worked great for her!