I’m back on a lap-swim routine.
Simple. ½ a mile a day, staggered laps. Accomplished in about 20 minutes.
I can pretty comfortably swim a mile. But ½ a mile seems the perfect exertion. My body feels thoroughly worked out. I get the satisfaction of watching my shoulders broaden after each swim. Tangible results. Great joy.
½ a mile is an enjoyable push. A mile is a less enjoyable push.
When I work out with my fitness trainer we put in an hour at a time. Isolated body parts. Terrific for my body. Chris’ job is to have me working on my edge, all the time. High exertion.
Tangible results, yes. And at times I just don’t feel like doing it. Hard work, not enough joy.
Last week, 18-time gold medalist Michael Phelps returned to swimming competition, after several DUI arrests and a stint in alcohol rehab. Gearing up for another Olympic run. more