Thursday, April 22, 2010

Back in the swing.

It had been ages since I last got in the water and to tell you the truth - it felt so good. The weather was absolutely delicious yesterday. Sunny, warm, no breeze and not a cloud in the sky, what a glorious Autumn day. How could I not take full advantage of what life had to offer. Being in the water yesterday reinforced the idea of wanting to complete the Half Ironman in May next year.

I feel so at ease in the water. Nothing hurts apart from the usual strains that you feel when working your arms hard. My joints feel supported and as such I am able to give a little more. But yesterday was more like an introductory swim to get back into it again. My swim session went as follows:
  • 500m Freestyle warm up
  • 10 x 50m kick 5 x freestyle, 5 x backstroke
  • 5 x 100m Freestyle with paddles at 75%
  • 500m cool down breastroke

Using the paddles always hurts as it makes you focus on your stroke whilst making you pull more through the stroke. But despite the pain, I like the feeling as you glide through the water faster. And with that said - 2000m was completed. Only half of what I was doing a short time ago but still good enough. Now it's just a matter of increasing the distance and my stamina. I know this will happen, I have more than enough faith in my swimming ability.


  1. love your enthusiasm! keep going and that half will be awesome for you! Cheers

  2. Thanks heaps. I am so excited about doing this, it at times feels a bit surreal.


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