Tonight finds me back in the pool.
Last time I swam I was feeling a little disheartened and in a rut with my swimming so had decided to shake up my next session.
Shake it up I did!
Rather than worry about distance I decided to concentrate on effort.
So the vague plan was 100m warm up, then sets of 100m with 25m on/off efforts.
So I check out the lanes.
Breast strokers in both fast lanes, and the slow lane. Medium lane empty. Conscious I’d be stop/starting I picked the empty lane.
About to hit go on the watch and *splash* another swimmer actually fell into the lane next to me, smiled at me embarrassed, and pushed off doing breast stroke.
So I ducked out to the main part of the pool and got going.
The sprints flew by. I’d done a kilometre without noticing the time – although I definitely noticed the effort!
I cooled down with 500m steady – stretched out and headed home.
I’d love to know what my watch picked up in the session as I REALLY pushed myself – lost the ability to bilateral breath after 500m! Unfortunately Garmin Connect is refusing to sync properly so I’ll have to wait!
But 1.5km swim done and feeling good. I think!