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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Re-attempting 2km swim

On Monday, I was so busy at work that I had to throw away my running plan as I couldn’t leave the office at 5pm. I had to stay at my desk until 6.30pm and that ended me up with a choice of re-attempting another 2km swim at the MBJB swimming pool, where I always do my swim training.

Am I lying if I say I was busy at work, yet still able to squeeze in a minute or two ‘communicating’ with a colleague? Upon telling him that I went for a 2km swim, he asked me whether I could teach him how to swim via on-line?

So, I tried coaching him. Starting with how to breath, and then with some secret recipe on how to better the swim.

As for my 2km swimming story, I was glad I could do it again. For me, I still consider 2000m to be a long long distance to swim. The result of my re-attempted 2km swim goes like this:

At 500m – I didn’t look at my stopwatch becuase I felt I was swimming slow. Started to feel the pain at the shoulders, but fortunately breathing was still OK.
At 1000m – I clocked 23 minutes. Slightly slower than my previous attempt which was 20 minutes. Fair enough, just keep on moving.
Reaching 1500m – Time had passed 34 minutes. I surely know I was slow.
Completing 2000m with the time of 45 minutes, I was surprised again as it was the same timing as my first attempt.

How could it be? I don't know. I just swam, and swam, and swam.

I’m happy to know that at least, I could maintain the timing. But for how long? I’m not sure as for now. Perhaps I also need to mix the training up with some upper body workout at the gym.

I still wonder how can I swim even faster, and longer.

Anybody knows where can I find giraffe’s lung? Hehehe...

7 comments:

KOOKY KASH said...

Improve the technique. That's when you'll swim faster and longer.

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Teach me pliiizzzzz....

deejay said...

weiii... tu private conversation... nak kena saman nih... hehehehehe

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

You've spoiled it man. Nobody knows it was you, until you wrote this comment. hahahahhaa.

bola2api said...

bukan ker deejay kata dia nak buat PD tri tahun ni???

weh.. apa ni... chat time keja lagi

HAHAHA

deejay said...

Arrrrggghhhhh.... Kantoi kantoi..... hehehehe

alisha said...

Ahhh how I love swimming so much. Don't you just find it so relaxing. Everyone should learn how to swim. If not you might want to consider taking swimming classes.