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How was your swim today?

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26 Jul
1:46pm, 26 Jul 2019
292 posts
Tried Banbury lido this morning. It was packed but soooo cool and lovely
26 Jul
2:33pm, 26 Jul 2019
1670 posts
In contrast the thermostat was broken in my local pool this morning. It was like swimming in a bath, and as far as I could tell even warmer water was coming in through the vents! I managed about 2/3rds of my usual distance before I gave up and I saw many others do likewise. I also saw someone treated for heat exhaustion.

They'd opened all the doors, including the fire escape (the air temperature wasn't really the problem although I'd noticed it was quite warm before I'd got changed for my swim), so I went and sat outside for 5 minutes to cool off before I got changed for work. Madness.
30 Jul
4:06pm, 30 Jul 2019
5314 posts
Focused on 3 stroke breathing today. Stopped as needed but pleased that the need got less. Think that will be my focus for a while.
16 Sep
6:55pm, 16 Sep 2019
6501 posts
Focussed on a bit more power today. Swam fast enough to need to stop every few lengths for a breather and ended up slower than if I'd done my usual plod-along stroke.

Had to get out when the cleaners in the changing areas started using their floral scented whatever, which drifts across the surface of the pool and makes me cough. Like walking past a branch of Lush.
16 Sep
6:57pm, 16 Sep 2019
27802 posts
Your first paragraph is *exactly* why I swim at my slow'n'steady pace Helegant :-)

And your second paragraph made my throat constrict in sympathy :-(

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