Total Immersion: Patient Practice Pays off with PRs

The lack of swimmers in the lap pool was a bit unsettling this afternoon, but I certainly wasn’t going to complain. I like quiet, peaceful environments, and I like having a lane to myself. I was in the middle of a ladder set with the tempo trainer in which one of my major challenges was trying to perfect a consistent turn so that my stroke counts would be consistent on the 2nd and onward lengths of each set.  As a result,  I wasn’t 100% focused on WHERE in my lane I was swimming.  So when the lanes on either side of me began to fill with swimmers, and I spotted a women sitting at the end of my lane, I groaned a little bit on the inside.