I could just about manage 25 metres before having to stop to rest my HR. Now, I can manage a bit further but it's not pretty. There's a gazillion basic factors that contribute to the problem. -weak swimming muscles -inefficient stroke -excess drag generated -basically, I didn't have a clue.
Swimming is far more technical than I ever imagined, and relies upon developing muscle memory in all sorts of areas that we previously ignored.
Last night: managed to guilt myself out of the door for the first run this week. Standard hamster wheel "grey miles" run, just bobbing along. 6.6 miles 53 minutes. The bathroom scales have also started over-weighing again.
Work have decided that I shall be driving down to Bristol (easy) today, then I shall head north to Knutsford this evening for tomorrow's job, returning south through the evil traffic that is bound to be generated at the Hilton Park area M6/M5. On a Friday evening of a Bank Holiday. Thankyou to the Planning Team.
Tasty little Dustin Pyramid there. I remember one of Mike Gratton's sessions as being 25 reps of 400m at a consistently hard pace. I just finished when the rest of the club turned up and inquired whether I was joining them for the "main" set.
Today: 69 miles on the bike in 4 hours. Tagging along with the Group 2. A good ride around the Severn Bridge. It was only after about 40 that I started to feel the hills in my legs. Got a bit of video, we'll see if it it's any good.