Posted on July 2, 2014
Pool running video: Clearly I have a lot of work to do. Bring it.
I hope you’re not getting tired of me talking about pool running because I am really LOVING it right now!
I have rock stars Janae and Kristin to thank for the inspiration.
Janae just trained in the pool for 5 weeks of marathon training. Also check out her video of pool running here, she has MUCH better form than I do. So do as I say, not as I do. Super fly Kristin trained in the pool through an injury last year and I think she’s back in the pool recovering from a foot injury now. Just type in “pool running” into the search bars on their blogs for a goldmine of tips if you are interested in giving it a try.
Yesterday I asked Lu to take a clip of me pool running so I could analyze my form and really see what I’m doing. Turns out I have a lot of work to do. My IG friends pointed out I should focus on being more upright to mimic running on land as much as possible. I’ll show you the video, but please don’t laugh. Deal?
Who am I kidding, I’m laughing with you.
I took some time to slow down and look at my form while hanging onto the side of the pool. Honestly, I really have no clue what I’m doing but I am determined to nail this whole pool running thing.
Even though I don’t have the perfect form and I am most definitely not a natural in the water, I feel great physically and mentally for getting out of my shell and trying something new.
When I could no longer ride my road bike, the pool was my only option of catching that endorphin high, so I forced myself to give it a try.
I have never considered myself a strong swimmer, but I have always loved the water. I’m kinda of afraid of the the water at the same time though. Confused?!? Meeeee Toooooo……….
As in everything with me, if I overthink it, I will likely never do it. I was worried the other swimmers there would be pros, and know exactly what they are doing. Here I am doing the doggie paddle or frog-like swim thing. Don’t ask.
But turns out most of the swimmers were taking it easy, focusing on their workout at their pace. And to my surprise it was a lot more relaxed environment that I had built it up in my head to by. I am so thankful I gave it a try because now I love it!
If you find yourself in the same boat, yes pun intended, don’t you dare give up.
Have you ever found yourself afraid to try something so you don’t even try it?
What are you working on fitness-wise right now?
Any other pool runners out there? What’s your best advice?
Do you have a fitness related fear?