This week I hit my second major swimming milestone….swimming 1000m without stopping. I didn’t start off trying to do this. Just last week I had swam 500m. On Monday, I swam 600m and felt good. So on Tuesday, I figured I would swim 600m again. I got to 600m and felt good so I just kept going. Once I hit 800m, I figured I was that far along, I would just to go 1000m and I did.
The surprising thing is that I managed to swim 1000m a second time without stopping. This was yesterday. I was tired when I started and my arms were a bit sore, but I got to 200m and kept going figuring I’d stop at 500m, but I got 500m and kept going. In the end, I went all the way to 1000m.
Swimming that far for the 26 mins it takes me is quite boring, but there probably isn’t anything I can do about that. I don’t want to get in the habit of listening to music.
I am really happy with my swimming progress. I know I still have a long way to go to get to 2000m for the Ironman 70.3 and 4000m for the full Ironman, but it is comforting knowing that for any Ironman plan out there, I can do it as they all only need me to be swimming 500m at the start of the plan.