I managed to overcome my pathetic willpower and go swimming not only last night but tonight as well. Last night I did 21 laps (1.05km) and tonight I did 31 laps (1.55km). I am feeling sore and tired, but it is a good sore and tired.
For some reason, I can do lap after lap of breaststroke, but after only 30m of freestyle I run out of energy and flail around like a dying seal for the remainder 20m. It is truly pathetic. Why is it that freestyle is so much harder than breaststroke?
During the six weeks I had off swimming I have lost so much fitness, so I really need to work hard to get back to my old fitness level, which really wasn’t that great anyway. I am aiming to be good enough to join the Wett Ones Swim Club. It is a gay and lesbian swim club and whilst they say they are all for fitness and fun, the swimmers that train with them could kick my ass- repeatedly. So I need to at least do 50 to 100m of freestyle without dying before I would feel confident enough to join. It gives me something to work towards.