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  • Swimming Lesson #42

    It’s weird. I had a solid 9 hours of sleep and yet I still woke up feeling sluggish this morning, and after a day at work I didn’t really feel like any exercise, but I still forced myself to get a taxi to the swimming pool. As I got changed, it began to rain, and […]

  • Swimming Lesson #41

    Well, it’s been far too long, but finally I got back in the pool at Swish, a pool that now feels much too warm, which shows I’ve quickly grown accustomed to the regular temperature water at my friends’ place.

  • Some more nocturnal swimming

    After work, I went swimming again. This time I was planning on eight lengths, to exceed last night. I figured maybe I’d not been giving myself enough recovery last time, so from the first length onward, after I’d reached the end, I’d duck my head underwater to exhale three times, wait until 90 seconds had […]

  • Swimming – slight return

    After work today I went back to my friends’ condo, and with the pass card they’d lent me, went to the pool. The sun was setting and the sky turning pink, and the water felt cold as I eased myself in. I began my planned six laps.

  • Back to fitness

    I went swimming at a friend’s condo pool this morning, the first time I can remember swimming since I went to Seattle at the start of October. Predictably, it was hard; I managed six lengths of a 25 metre pool, twice coming to a grinding halt before I even completed a length. But after so […]

  • Swimming Lesson #40

    Because my wife is going to be away until Tuesday, today was my last chance to get some exercise. I haven’t done my pull ups since Sunday, so at lunchtime I rushed over to Boulder Movement and cranked out 30. This was pretty brutal: I managed to do sets of 5 with a 90 second […]

  • Swimming Lesson #39

    Today, another hour of freestyle. This now feels like normal, rather than extreme.

  • Swimming Lesson #38

    I had a very early start today, or a late finish, or both: worried that I’d sleep through my alarm, I couldn’t get to sleep until 12:30, and then I woke up at 5:15 which was before my alarm went off. If that wasn’t ridiculous enough I got to the airport by 6,which meant I […]

  • Swimming Lesson #37

    The skies turned dark and it began to pelt down with rain about 6:30, and my phone was out of battery so I couldn’t call a cab, which meant this may have been the first swimming lesson where I got wetter after I left the pool than when I was in it.

  • Swimming Lesson #36

    So today, without even feeling particularly fast, I managed to do a length of the pool in 25 seconds, 2 seconds faster than my previous best, and even when I was tired at the end of the session, I was still managing 36 second lengths (which was the fastest I could do last week).