Training: Swimming 1350 Metres (and the shame of overtaking old ladies in the slow lane)
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After getting up at 6:30am for my 5k run, working all day and then putting the two kids to bed, the last thing I felt like doing was going swimming. I was pretty much fast asleep on my son’s bed by 7:30! So when my wife got back from her running club training at 8:30pm, it took every ounce of effort to pick up my bag and go.

I arrived at the pool with 30 minutes left until closing time, so got straight to it with a very brief 50m breaststroke warm up. Then into front crawl. I was surprised how, after only not swimming for 10 days, I had to really concentrate on technique and think about what I was doing! It came back to me after a while… I also thought that the moment I entered the water my tiredness would dissipate, as it usually does, but by 40 lengths I just felt dog tired. Managed to get to 54 lengths or 1350 metres before closing time.

This week the fast lane was closed again, the middle lane was for ‘slow’ swimmers and the rest of the pool had a load of kids pulling off (quite impressive) somersault bombs. Selected the slow lane but felt a very British shame when overtaking the old ladies…

Next Training

Club night tonight so hills or a speed session (or speedy hills!)

Rob Murray

Rob Murray

A 100%, bona fide running geek! Rob loves running, running gear, and doing races then writing about them!
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