I was supposed to go 20 laps without stopping this morning. I only got through 14. At that point, I had to take a few moments to catch my breath. How the heck do people do it?
This old lady in the lane next to me was like the freakin' Energizer Bunny, she just kept going and going. Sure she swam slowly, but I'm trying to swim slowly. Is it her, ahem, extra buoyancy? There is no way she's actually in better shape than I am; is she just in better swimming shape? Is that a "thing", swimming shape?
Or is it my form? Am I wasting a bunch of energy doing stupid things that I don't even understand? Remember, I've never had a swimming lesson in my life...I'm just trying to swim the way my 8 year old does. A guy in the locker room mentioned that it gets easier as you do it better. I think I need to do it better.
But, here's the Catch-22, I'm not wasting money on a swim lesson until I can actually swim for that long without killing myself. Why pay for an hour if I can only swim for 20 minutes. How the heck do people do this?
Anyway, I think you need to swim more to get in better swim shape so I gave myself 4 penalty laps at the end just to teach myself a lesson. On to next week.