The force certainly wasn’t with me today. Whole pool to myself for most of the session — I could have swum diagonally had I wished to, but it was a real struggle. I attempted that same Swimfit session again:
12 lengths front crawl
8 lengths breaststroke
4 lengths backstroke
1 minute rest
2 x ( 2 lengths each of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke ) 15 sec rest after each length
8 x ( 1 length each of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, 30 sec rest )
10 lengths fast front crawl, 30 seconds rest every 2 lengths
8 lengths easy front crawl
My breaststroke still isn’t quick by any stretch of the imagination, but the backstroke is definitely the real killer. I think I might try it with a pull-buoy to see if that helps. Perhaps some kick work would be beneficial too.
Anyhow, eventually I managed to get through it and brought the total distance up to 2.5km with front crawl.
Total distance for the month: 10,700m
Total distance for this year: 158,100m
Distance compared to annual target: 19,900m under