Monday, 12 November 2007

Long Night of Apnea, Berlin 10. nov.

I'm very glad I have some good friends to chat with and to help me out, because right now I'm having a down period with my freediving. Lot's of feelings and thoughts running through my head, but I'll take the time to sort them out.

I failed in both static and dynamic this competition, and simply did the 16*50m to try have some fun. (And it was, even though Yamina really kicked my ass! Next year, I'll be training 5 days a week for this one and see if I'm still swimming like a turtle...)

After two competitions without being able to achieve, I feel dissapointed and low on confidence. I feel I can't even swim 75m or fight any contractions at all. And I don't feel the competitive edge that drove me to swim furter... Maybe it's been a long season, maybe I'm putting the bar too high, maybe I feel too much anticipation.

I don't know yet, but I do know I will be back and I will kick ass again.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Time off in Berlin

After a couple of very intensive days of studying and finally the exam, I had a week of holiday! So I packed the tango shoes and the monofin and took the bus to Berlin and Martin.

Although we took it nice and relaxed, I got to do some nice training, both running and technic training with the previous coatch of the german finswimmer team. That was fun!

I also got a guided tour in Potsdam by Siri, a friend of mine who moved down there for half a year.

All in all it was a very nice week and I was not so happy to go home. There's things to look forward too though, like going back to Berlin next weekend for the freediving competition Long night of apnea :)