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I’m really getting into my swimming!

Posted Oct 03 2008 11:32am

Yes, a couple of months down the line, and the pool sessions are getting better and better! On Sunday I had my longest swimming session yet - 800m (32 lengths)! With the longest non-stop swim of 150m (6 lengths).

And the best part is that I felt like I could have swum some more! Yes, I’ve come a long way…

But there is still a long path ahead. One of my work colleagues went to the USA on a swimming scholarship when he was younger, and they used to swim 8km in a session! Three hundred and twenty lengths! Yikes…

And whilst discussing my breast-stroke with him I discovered that I’m not doing it properly as I’m not keeping my arms straight and just pivoting around the elbows! Kind of had to explain - you’ve got to see it to know what I mean. :-)

So there is still a lot to learn, but at least I’ll be having fun whilst doing it and getting fitter.

p.s. The blood pressure monitor at gym wasn’t working so I couldn’t get a reading - grrrr - and I was feeling so good after the 800m session too, it would have been interesting to see the reading.

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