My rest period officially ended this morning with a good swim. My schedule called for a 1,000 yard workout consisting of 100 x 10 anaerobic. Since I've been wanting to swim more, I added another 1,000 as two sets of 500 nice and easy. I did one before and one after the anaerobic workout.
I thought I'd take some of the easy time to experiment with breathing on the right. I breathe only on the left and as discovered in , this is not great for courses with the shore to the right and a face full of waves to the left. I've been wanting to learn bilateral breathing since I started swimming and figured now was as good a time as ever. If only it were that simple. I attempted it for a total of 50 yards before scrapping that plan. I ended up with a mouthful of pool water, shoulder pain and a bruised ego. I must have looked ridiculous.
This was only a minor setback. I know I can learn. I essentially taught myself to swim last summer and learned with one arm after my crash so how hard can this be? I'll give it another try soon, perhaps at 5 a.m. when I'm the only one in the pool and only after watching 20 YouTube videos.
Distance - 2,000 yards
Time - 19:27 (1,000 easy); 16:58 (1,000 anaerobic)