It was 41 degrees this morning, enough to cool down my temper after swim practice. Some of the swimmers were not following my instuction and I scolded them. I felt bad about it, but I'm serious about my coaching. If I say sprint, then sprint. If you can't because of injury, let me know and that's fine, but dont grab a pull-buoy and pull freestyle moderately when I've specifically instructed you to sprint any stoke other than freestyle! I get up early to coach because I love it and I have a workout plan. It's not about being a dictator. It's about focusing on a particular physiology or energy system and working it to improve. If the swimmer does something else, it's all a loss and a waste of everyone's time. We're all adults here and no one's going to the Olympics. But's we're on a team to train and hone our skillls to become faster. If you just wanna swim, so swim laps. Grrr. I'm an up and coming coach for TNYA. Im now an ASCA level 2 coach. I've gone out of my way to study and attend clinics. I don't know it all and I dont pretend to, but I'm not taking any disrespect. And that's how I see it when people blatantly don't follow my instructions without consulting with me first. So, anyway, after I snapped, everyone did the last sprint/ easy set as instructed.
I got good and splashed this morning on the flip turns. Another team, the NYC Hydras, practice at the same time as us on Fridays. They finish slightly earlier and walk across the deck on our side. Fine, but then I have to dodge them, and as a result I got good and splashed. Mostly on the pants. But it was a chilly walk to the subway in the chilly morning. I didnt change until I got to work. I stayed up at Dave's last night and had to buy a pair of pants for today. Of course,they were too long,so Im wearing some super high heels that I left at his place to compensate. Aint no way Im wearing those around town. I just stripped down in the hall bathroom. Noone came in. The ladies are complimenting me on my footwear cause I always wear flats. Im just like to be comfortable and I hope the flat fashion stays in a little while longer.