For me, endurance events are broad strokes. It’s not something I have to think about… I just do it. If something goes wrong, and say…. I run out of gas before the third buoy in a triathlon swim, I know how to wrap it up and get myself to the shore in one piece.
Golf is not a broad stroke. It’s like if you were to get on your bike, and the only way to make the wheels turn would be if you had your hands and feet… just so.
That’s not to say I didn’t like my golf lesson. Actually, I loved my golf lesson. And part of it was because I had to use my fitness-centered mind in a totally different way.
My lesson started off (and was pretty much centered on) how to properly swing a golf club. Did you know there’s such thing as a pre shot routine? As in, there’s a whole laundry list of things you have to do before you even swing the club. Pretty soon, it will hopefully be second nature. Until then, I’ll keep the notes in my back pocket.
According to my coach, I “won’t suck”. I sent some drives pretty far, got things to go in the air, and generally straight.
I have a chance to further my golf training. Jury’s still out on whether or not I’ll do that, but I sure had a damn good time starting off. AND it gives me something to do on my lunch break that won’t make me all sweaty like a run will!
Have you ever tried a totally new sport?