Swimming, 14th September 2020

I had a rubbish swim on Friday, struggling for breath all the time and having to take regular breaks. I was pleased therefore when I hit the pool today and managed to swim the entire session on the same rest interval as I’ve been using for the last couple of weeks without any breaks. I didn’t get a great night’s sleep last night, drifting in and out of sleep after waking up at about 4:30am gasping for a drink, so I wasn’t expecting too much today. I did feel tired, but after the first two or three reps I settled into a rhythm and apart from one very brief stop when I lost track of where I was on the clock after having to avoid several other swimmers I got through the entire session with all but my last three reps at least a second faster than they were yesterday. I had the radioactive glow of a Ready Brek child when I got out 😀

I’ve decided they count as successes, so on Thursday I shall knock another five seconds off the rest interval and aim to leave the wall every eighty seconds. This isn’t too far away from where I was before lockdown, which really does make me happy. At the start of August that looked a very long way off.

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