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swedishbadgergirl  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 3, 2018

I think I am going to miss one of my goals this year which was swimming 1000 m freestyle without stopping. I base this assessment on the fact that it is October and I haven't really been working towards it. I should start working on it though, it might still be possible.

Swimming is nice in that it is hard to injure yourself even while doing things wrong, and in that it is self correcting to a certain extent - you can kind of feel what gives you more forward motion per stroke.

veen  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've decided to give up on goals with my swimming.

It's more important to me that I exercise than how well I exercise. I swim, I enjoy it, and I don't care about progress (even though I do).

swedishbadgergirl  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That is a very good point. I think why I set that goal was that I had in some ways stagnated in my swimming. I was swimming 1km every time and I didn't really think that was good enough exercise. And well, this year I am still mostly swimming 1km each time and then calling it a day. A better goal to have would perhaps be to "challenge myself more when swimming". That one is harder to procrastinate on as well.

WanderingEng  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just because you might miss it doesn't mean you can't still shoot for it. 750 meters without stopping would still be very impressive.

My goal for next year is to do a sprint triathlon. That would have a 400 meter swim.

I've gotten out a couple times and stop at each length of the pool. I'm getting better and need less rest, but it's still a struggle. On Saturday I felt a bit of what you said about feeling when the stroke is right. I could feel my arm catch the water. Not every stroke, but it was giving me feedback of what a good stroke feels like.