I have had it! I have had enough with not swimming, and gaining back old fears about swimming (including, and I kid you not, “what if I forget how to put on a swimming costume??”), and I think all the swimmers I follow on instagram feel let down by me! Oh, of course the swimmers don’t follow me back because they are busy setting world records, and I am only setting world records in tedious anxiety dreams, but never mind!
I have actually been too nervous to even tell my swimming gang that I was going swimming, as I wasn’t sure if my first swim in ages would put me back in a worse position than I was in when I “started”. But I’m happy to say, my first swim in ages was brilliant!
TIME: goodness knows?
CRAMP: nul (amazing)
Now, I’m pretty sure I counted 1,000m – and I’m feeling strangely confident in my actual counting ability this time as well? However, 1,000m and “not being dead” seems REALLY GOOD for someone who hasn’t swum for months, so I almost can’t believe it. But perhaps it was? In other good news: I didn’t get foot cramp! But in not-so-great news: only 4-5 of these 25m lengths were front crawl, and they were pretty exhausting. And my feet did feel like there was cramp *~potential~* at the end of the length. None actually happened, but I did let myself go back to breast stroke pretty quickly. So, my first lengths of crawl were probably about 200-300m in, and they were exhausting. The latter two were towards the end, and felt a little easier. I had been reminding myself that swimming seems to take a ridiculously long time to “warm up” throughout, so perhaps this is just the way of things.
BE MY COOOOOACH
I have made a momentous decision, and have BINNED Jolyon Fish Face Fidget Spinner’s swimathon plan. I’m sure it’s great and would work for decent swimmers! But the fact that it is planned for people who are capable of two swim speeds in the first place kind of reveals it’s a bit beyond me. It’s just mad! Perhaps I printed out an advanced one rather than a beginner?? I went back to check on the swimathon page, but the links to the training plans are all broken.
So, now I have no formal swim plan staring at me from my wall. I am guessing that if I can swim more regularly, and anything between 800-1,200m – and work up to doing more crawl, then that probably won’t do me much “harm”, right?
Now, my next “task” is to actually go swimming again – as soon my special ladies time gives it a rest, that is.
After I’d finished and was changing I realised a HOLE had developed in my costume.
In the GUSSET area.
Had anyone noticed….?
SEE YOU NEXT NEW SLAZENGER TIME…