Friday, September 10, 2010
I swam this week, for the first time in ages.
As a kid I used to cycle to the local pool and swim one mile (65 lengths of a 25m pool) every sunday, then cycle back home. Thing is, I did the whole swim as front crawl (freestyle).
This week I did 30 lengths, but this time I varied the strokes. First length was breast-stroke, 2nd length was freestyle, then leg flips (ie backstroke without using arms), and the 4th length backstroke. I continued this pattern up to 30 lengths.
Fantastic full body workout, and just one other person in the pool. This is one huge advantage of being a self-employed personal trainer. You can avoid the crowds by choosing the quietest time of day to swim (around 2.30pm).