After seeing this story, I decided it was time I needed to get back to swimming with the Masters group of the Nashville Aquatic Club. I took roughly a year between my initial contact with NAC and the actual getting-into-the-pool with them. That was last fall. I hadn't practiced with them since March of this year. I am one of those people that needs a group or at the very least a training partner to give me some true accountability, so I've signed up with NAC Masters as a proper member. I think I even get a shirt out of the deal.
I felt better in the water than I thought I would, but part of that was because I was wearing fins. But there's something indescribably great about being in the water.
It's funny, when I first started doing sprint triathlons, the run was the part of the race that I liked least. But for the past few sprint triathlons--which came after I had returned to marathon running--the run was surprisingly easier than I'd ever remembered it to be. So now I want to get that same great feeling during the swim leg of the triathlon.