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Swimming Sucks!

Anne's Poo Drawing - from Jen's Life and TimesThis was pretty much my first swim work out for the year. I did the Pioneer Sprint a month ago, which included a 300 yard pool swim, and man that was tough. I had these big aspirations for swimming this year, but it has come down to the middle of June and I have not gotten my feet wet.

With the middle of June in my head, I made it to the pool for the adult swim. It was cool and in the lower 70’s. I just purchased a great new pair of goggles from the Springfield Running Center and was anxious to try them out.

I had planned on doing a whole hour, but after the first 50, I wasn’t sure if I could make it. My breathing seemed labored. I should have known that swimming doesn’t inherit your condition from other sports. I did a few more laps and my shoulders were already sore. A couple laps more and I started getting cramps in the bottoms of my feet. I knew things had to get better.

I was doing 50 at a time and taking a break to recover. I eventually was able to do a few 100’s and 200’s. I never really got in a good rhythm but I made the entire hour, knowing next time it would be easier.

I got home and my stomach was bloated.  I think I took in too much of that chlorine poo water.  I really need to stop drinking it during my workout.

Swimming is a lot like running or cycling. If you have taken time off, the first workout is going to suck.


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Comments

  1. I agree–Im no swimmer–never was and never will be!

  2. I’m such a bad swimmer I get mistaken for floating poo particles.

  3. I love swimming! Sorry had to brag. You are a way better cyclist than I will ever be. Keep swimming, it will get better.

  4. Hmmm…ALL my swims suck. Even my good ones.

  5. I could have written this column…