Swimming - boy is this hard!!
I am planning on doing my first triathlon in June of next year. I took swim lessons last August and have been reading "Total Immersion."
I have been swimming two times per week for the last three weeks and trying to apply the TI concepts in my training.
I can't believe how hard swimming is and don't feel like I will ever be able to complete a 500 meter sprint distance. I feel this way because I am unable to complete a 50 yard lap. I can do a 25 yard length but my heart rate gets really high and I am gassing.
I tend to have unrealistic expectations, so can anyone help me get a grip on what is realistic?
Note: I think I have a pretty decent fitness level in terms of both cycling and running. Cycling: road ride distances of 20 - 60 miles averaging about 18 MPH. Running: 6.2 miles average 6.5 MPH