Friday, December 4, 2009

Time to Grind Off that Rust

Wow...It's time to get back to racing. I haven't been on the blocks since July at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. For those of you who have not been around 'racing' sports that's a pretty long time to be out of the racing world. This is not necessarily a bad thing but simply the training path I took in order to focus more on hitting the weights and water workouts really hard. However, it showed yesterday in the 50 free and today in the 200 free that my racing skills are a bit dull. The strange thing is that I felt good in the warm-up for both events. This once again proves that it doesn't matter how we feel. As you may have already guessed I'm super tired from all the training I've been doing lately. This past Saturday I lifted weights for two hours and am definitely still seeing the effects of that. In short, I've been training like a mad man. Speed is not going to be there for me right now. Although it is very frustrating to swim slow and get beat by many people, I must remain poised and believe I'm doing the right thing in my training.

Kris Kubik, our famed assistant coach at Texas put it to me like this last night, "As long as you are doing the best you can do, then you are doing the best you can do! Sounds like you are!!!" This rings true. As always I'm giving every race my all. I must remain focused on learning from everything I'm doing and continue to have faith.

3 comments:

MMRTY said...

I'm sure you'll reach your goal! Train hard and well! But don't forget to have fun! I'm pulling for you!

Muus said...

After such a long time not racing, it just isn't easy to get "back". But we believe in you and you'll get to where you want to go, just give it some more time and work hard, focus on training and you'll see, everything will go the right direction. :) Swim Strong Garrett!!! :)

Rob Jones said...

Kris is a wise man. Believe everything he says.


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