Water sports

I had a day off work today.  I spent most of it on the sofa with the cat (one of my all time favourite places to be), but I did manage to squeeze in a short run with some token intervals (three sets of three mins on, three mins off) and an open water swim.

I love swimming.  I don’t actually swim much, because I’m not one of life’s great planners, and so I never manage to get me, my swimming costume, my hat, my goggles, my towel and my money to a swimming pool for the single minute that they set aside for adult lane swimming each day.  And I similarly struggle to arrange my life to get to the lake hideously early on a weekend morning or straight after work on a Tuesday.

But my open water swim is in a week and a half, and I had the day off work so I actually managed it.

And it was disastrous.  Why is it that as soon as I don a wetsuit and get into a lake that I forget how to (a) swim (b) breathe and (c) navigate?  Oh well.  At least when you’re in a wetsuit you can’t sink.  So I’m sure that on the day, I’ll be fine.

Won’t I?


About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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4 Responses to Water sports

  1. Chri says:

    You had a perfect open water swim practice. Just right to shake out the butterflies and remind yourself what it’s all about.

    Bon courage!

  2. runtezza says:

    Yes you will be fine!

  3. zoecakes says:

    Of course you will be fine and now that you’ve tried it out once all those things will come back naturally!

  4. fortnightflo says:

    Oooh, I have monday off and you’ve just given me an idea….open air pool here I come!

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