September 27th, 2021 | Newbie gains
Really into swimming these last few days. Trying to hit the triathlon distance of 2km. Initially, I thought it would be easy. "2km? Come on, I have ran a marathon. And I regularly run 10km and it's so easy." Around a week ago I went to the sea to give it a try. The beach here is coincidentally exactly 2km from end to end. I start from the one end of the beach and I'm ready to see how far I can go. I'm curious. And... 150 meters was all I could do. What the fuck man. Swimming is hard. I went back home and started researching online. "Ok, I'm doing every basic mistake in the world." Corrected my swimming technique. Ordered better swimming trunks and goggles. Saw a fuckton of youtube videos on triathlons and open water swimming. This was my progression over the last week: - 150 meters - 200 meters - 200 meters - 300 meters - 1,000 meters Seems like I'm making newbie gains!