- workouts are laid out for me
- workouts are different each day, working differen groups of muscles and techniques specific for triathletes
- spending the money for swim team gets me to the pool - where if I didn't pay for swimming I would probably sleep in and skip most of my swims
- the time is convenient - I don't need to get up as early as I would if I had to swim at the Y
- the 2+ hours of swimming a week is definitely making me stronger
Cons to sticking with Swim Team:
- The 2+ hours in the pool a week is so hard on my skin
- It costs $40 for four weeks
- Sometimes I feel like all the time spent in the pool is taking away from my other training. I would like to be able to swim one week day and then do a short swim followed by a bike on the weekend.
The next 4-week session starts up right away next week and then there will be 2-3 weeks off before the summer sessions start outdoors. If I don't join the next session, that's 7 weeks until the outdoor session starts.
As I look at my Pros and Cons list, I definitely see more Pros and I think some of the Pros and Cons cancel each other out. What are your thoughts? What would you do?
Asside from trying to figure out whether or not stick with Swim Team, I am struggling to find the right swim goggles for me. I have a pair of Speedo's something-or-another (can't remember specifics), but when I went to get a new pair they didn't have that style anymore. I picked up a pair of TYR Nest Pro Nano (pictured above), but got a bit annoyed when I tried wearing them for practice this morning. They were too close to my eyes as I felt my eyelashes brushing against them, and they felt like they were cutting into my eyelids. However, I kind of feel like spiderman wearing them. I am going to try them again, hoping I can get them to adjust a bit better, but I was wondering what goggles work best for you?