The ocean was small and mushy, that meant paddle it all...
Brooke and I started with surf boards, then I paddled with my arms taking fotos carrying Tom's fins (he was body surfing/yapping), from there the paddle was on a "short stand up board" as in a 7'0 which is tiny for a stand up board. And that is where I stayed...or didn't stay as you can see in the foto above!
I found something REALLY hard and was so determined to get it! A long stand up board no worries, but this little one had me all over the place. Back flops, belly flops, you name it. Once I "sorta got it" I was nearing Banyans and needed to get back to Lyman's, then I was in the line up and back in the water-on my face. It was so much fun. That was paddling, trust me, in some way this 15 minutes of paddle (as coach put on the schedule) turned out to be 2hrs of paddle, I am sure that will help come race day!
Alyssa and Maddy Foo showing off their secrets to those 24 minute 1.2 mile swim times!!
Kai Foo again... I plan to draft him at Hapuna Roughwater swim this weekend. I am taking notes on his "paddling". He usually drops me after 400 yards, these local Hawaii kids are FISH!
This isTom, Hillary Biscay's buddy from SD. She told him to swim with me, so he has been joining our masters for the past week. Day one he was sent to lane 2. After 10 minutes he was moved over to lane 1. We made him go first... then I made him paddle (with real paddles) with me after practice. Today I told him to paddle with me again since coach put more paddling on the plan. This is where he ended up... Hillary has to be careful sending her swimmer friends to me, I will steer them in the ocean pretty quick...because some days paddle does not mean in a pool...
I love training!!!!!!!!
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