Closing in on the mile

As I wrote in the last post, I decided to step up my efforts in the pool, and today was the day to put my plans into action. The itinerary called for a 1,500 meter swim, and I must admit that towards the end I had trouble keeping the pace up. The technique was floundering and I swallowed quite a bit of water, but in the end I managed to make it through in 37 minutes.

Considering that my goal is to do 2,000 meters in 50 minutes, it is quite good, but I am not ready to take that on yet. The next 500 meters, assuming I don’t drown, would go a lot slower, so I still have some way to go before I am where I want to be.

Soon, it will be time to go to the next level in my gym program as well. I am supposed to go from three sets in each exercise to six. However, I don’t think there is any way that I can do that without gradually increasing via four and five sets. Another concern is also that the program already takes me about an hour to finish, so I am wondering if I am really supposed to work out for close to two hours in each session. Might have to reduce the number of reps in each set and go for more weights. I will make some research and see what comes of it. For this week, at least, I am going to keep on as I have been until now,

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