Over the summer I’ve gotten back into swimming. What’s been motivating me most is that I’m actually getting pretty fast again1.
I’m not as fast as when I was swimming for the Pronghorns but I’m feeling good about my progress. My best time this year is a kilometre in 16 minutes and 30 seconds (average speed of 24.75s per length). I’ve been using my Apple Watch to keep track of lengths and while I love that it tracks splits and distance, it seems to need a flip turn in order to register each complete 25m length.
I’m already below my goal of each 50m in 50 seconds but my ultimate goal is a kilometre in 16 minutes flat.
- Or at least what I consider pretty fast for a 43 year old who was never particularly good at distance swimming.