Do you notice the title for today’s entry? You might be thinking that a “Run – Day 3” title may appear up there, right? I wanted it to appear too, but with both thighs still experiencing the bad lactic acid effect, I had to cancel my running plan. Let the legs have a rest for one day.
Instead, I went for swimming. At first I just wanted to have some relaxing swim-like-a-frog kind of thing, but once I dipped myself into the pool I had a second thought. Let’s try to swim for 500m and see how I perform for my first “official” swimming training.
Set my watch for chronograph mode (i.e. stopwatch mode) and gedebushhh. I started splashing water to the front, left, right and back while struggling myself with the unperfected freestyle to move forward. Pool length is 25m. After the first 50m I felt a bit out of breath and arms felt slightly tight. Took a short 1 or 2 minutes break by the pool, recovering my heart rate and catching up with breathing rhythm. Then I proceeded with the next 50m. After freestyling for 350m I couldn’t do any freestyle anymore. I was totally out of breath and my arms muscles get very tightened. I think my freestyle strokes need more correction and improvement. Anybody wants to volunteer to be my swimming coach, anybody?
I’ve got another 150m to do if I were to achieve 500m. Fikir punya fikir, at last I decided to finish the swim with whatever stroke or swimming style that I used to acquire. Luckily not so many people were around to look at me doing the asal-aku-tak-tenggelam-style or else they would ask me to be their swim guru. Hahahaa.
But hey! I managed to do 500m today. How fast did I go? Don’t bother to ask (or calculate), because I think I swam slower than a fish that swims backwards.
Result of Swim Day 1 (Wednesday)
Time: 12min 34sec
I need to get a pair of new goggles, this one is getting blurry. Diorang ada buat goggles brand Discovery Channel tak? Hik hik hik…