I may have been down and out in the hospital yesterday with severe back pain, but it won’t stop me from a no impact light recovery swim. Recovery swims with a bunch of fin work, snorkel, band, and pull, all at low intensity are my favourite workouts of this offseason because it still feels like progress even though I’m not really doing much work. These swims lay the foundation for big efforts next year @sosrehydrate ✅ Follow, like and comment ✏ @triathlon_islife 💘 Tag your love 👍👍👍 #via : @triathlontaren
The swim- the water ended up being warmer than expected and not being a wetsuit legal swim. Not a big deal, I started racing in a one piece suit last year and love it!
I did some light jogging and agilities to warm up before the start. Had a get and a half bottle of @nuunhydration about 30 minutes before the start.
I ended up starting the swim on the front line in the middle. I ended up getting clobbered and by the time I found my rhythm we ended up running into the waves in front of us. I’ve never swam with a watch that tracks your swim speed but looking back there’re definitely spots where you can see slowing down and speeding up and zigging/zagging to get around people. Not sure why Florida went to a wave start instead of going with the self seeded start? Either way I swam uncomfortably comfortable and felt in control the entire time. Came out in just under 32 minutes. I’ll take it for the first swim of the year!
Credit to @nattyc789 : ¿Te estás preguntando cómo empezar a enseñar a nadar a tus pequeñines??¿quieres empezar a nadar para practicar algún deporte, simplemente sentirte más sano o sana en general?? O quieres nadar mejorar de tus problemas de espalda, aumentar tu capacidad pulmonar?
Entonces este post con #tipsdeunanovata te interesará: ¡la natación es un deporte que está al alcance de cualquiera!
Solo necesitarás algunos artículos básicos para el equipamiento y una piscina en buenas condiciones, como veremos.
Los artículos básicos que necesitarás en tus sesiones:
Un traje de baño, particularmente yo me siento más cómoda nadando en traje de baño completo. Los de @fitswim_europe@fitswimwear_ son los mejores y más lindos para nadar💜
Un gorro de natación, pues llevarlo en la piscina es una norma básica de higiene, principalmente para evitar la caída de cabello al agua. Yo uso y recomiendo las de @newwaveswimbuoy son los mejores
Gafas de nadar, que te permitirán ver debajo del agua, de forma clara y sin irritar los ojos. Yo uso y recomiendo las de @newwaveswimbuoy son las mejores.
Para los más pequeños utilizamos además de los antes mencionado utilizamos glotis, tablas y juguetes preferiblemente de colores llamativos (para comenzar unos que se puedan mojar que floten y otros que se sumerjan, esto con el fin de que se sientan a gusto en el agua) luego se utilizarán juguetes especiales para natación. . .
My name is Jordan Graham, and I beat cancer. After my recovery from surgery and chemotherapy, I needed to prove to myself that I was better and stronger than I had ever been before. It was as if I hit the reset button and everything from now on would be different.
So for better or worse, I chose Triathlon. My reason? Because I didn’t think I could do it. I no longer wanted to be Jordan - the guy that had cancer. I wanted to distance myself from that as far as possible, and Triathlon seemed a good way to show everyone I was better.
So 1 year out of chemo, I completed 2 Triathlons in 2 weeks and was extremely proud of myself. So I decided to do more the following year. This is where it all went wrong.
In my rush to become “normal”, I had done too much. Back to work and training 3 weeks out of chemo was not a good idea. I developed pretty bad anxiety and put a lot of pressure on myself to perform better and better but didn’t have the mental strength to pull through. In my second season, I almost dropped out of one race and didn’t even make it to registration in another as my nerves got the better of me. I took the decision to take a step away from Triathlon to work on my demons and come out a stronger and better person.
I am now training and slowly but surely becoming a triathlete again.
My cancer story has a happy ending. This is through the support of my girlfriend Lyssa (@lyssapie), my good friend and inspiration Will Alexander (@thewillway), all my other friends, and of course my Mum, Dad and Sister, oh, and baby Ruby. “You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know” ~ Jordan Graham [@jordygraham]
Thank you for sharing your story with us, Jordan! Keep Tri'ing! 🏊🚴🏃 #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion
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