Which I find funny.
Back in our hey day, a 1000m used to be one set. Back in the day when we were tanned and toned, those days of swimming at dawn and water polo in the sun, in the best shape of our lives, never appreciating for a second how remarkable we looked and felt.. I can look back on it all now with that mixture of pleasure and nostalgia. Those really were the days..
But back to the present. I was nervous about getting back in the water again, having been out of the pool for almost 3 years. But then you kick off from the wall, and you realize that you'll never feel quite as good as you do on that first length, cutting through the water, perfect stroke, perfect kick; that is, until you reach the opposite wall and everything falls apart on the second length. I love it though. I can literally feel every muscle in my body being used.
People tend to think swimming is boring; what do you think of while you're swimming? Quite a lot actually, and none of it is quiet time, which I had forgotten. The truth is, when you swim, you're actually thinking about swimming. Ground breaking, I know. It's just like with any other sport, you're constantly thinking about how to improve. When you're pulling, for instance, did you get that perfect S shape? If you didn't feel it in your bicep, then you're tricep, you're probably doing it wrong. You can literally get caught up in thinking about things like that.
The good news is that I'm finally getting back into a workout that I enjoy. I've been walking,
Ps. This song was the soundtrack of my swim