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.
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...