The continuing quest of Binge Swimmer to take swimming seriously, (but of course not too seriously) Having failed miserably in 2012 and crashed and burned in 2013, my aim for 2014 is unsurprisingly; To swim the equivalent of a mile a day, (that's a little under 590,000 metres for the metrically challenged amongst you)
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Passing Wind and Dingy Dungeons
Well, the hotel/apartment I'm staying in have that covered because there is a permanently foul stench in the lift, and a lovely apology from United Utilities and Bridgestreet Worldwide who acknowledge that "from time to time" there may be an extremely unpleasant aroma in the lift as a result of long standing problems in the sewers under the building. But guests could rest assured that they are doing everything in their power to rectify the situation.
I was pondering this on my trip in the lift as I went off to the pool this morning and I was particularly impressed about how thoughtful it was for them to provide a space where you could pass wind in an enclosed space without compunction and blame it on the smelly sewers. With that thought I headed off to the aquatic centre, for my morning dip where fortunately I had the technology to gain entry to the pool without the need to return to replensih the stock this morning.
My arrival at the pool coincided with a bus load of British Disability swimmers on a pre World Championship's holding camp, being disgorged from their coach as a result of which we (Joe Public) were relegated to the 50m training tank which I eventually located in the bowels of the building. There's definitely a lavatorial theme going on in this blog and whilst the surroundings were a little dingy, claustrophobic and dungeonlike the water temperature was perfect and I was sharing my lane with only 2 other swimmers.
700 warm up * alt 50 free 50 pull
3 x 200 @ 3.45 pull progressive
300 swim down up free down alt breast/back
* I thought that this might have been 800 but I swam it in 12 mins and 20 secs so I reckon I miscounted somewhere
** 3.25, 3.20, 3.18
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