December 8th, 2014

Swimming

So, after three weeks of swimming I was able to do 13 lengths - 650 meters - yesterday. My goal is to be able to do 20 lengths- a full kilometre by my birthday and I seem well on track for that.  Considering I could only do three lengths on my first day I consider that progress.

I either swim two days in a row and then take a day off or swim every other day depending on weather and my work schedule.

I'm not sure extra strength is what's letting me do more. It's other things:

Physical: Learning how to breathe correctly makes it much, much easier to do a length and I seem to have that down pat.

Mental: A length seems shorter once you know how to read the marks at the bottom of the pool. A quarter way there - that didn't take that long! Wait, now I'm halfway there - this isn't so bad! That also makes it easier to add a length, because you just think of it in terms of the quarter lengths.

One challenge is that I always find myself leaving about a length below what I think I can do. Simply because it's a mile and a half walk home and I'm terrified of using all my energy in the pool and passing out during the walk.

Now I just need to hope this causes me to lose weight. Not seeing results in that respect so far, but figure my body is just adjusting to shit.

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