Daily Archives: December 29, 2009

Tuesday Night Swim

Sengkang Swimming Complex

Swim

700 metres

Rest every 30m

Notes:

Well, backstroke is way less taxing than freestyle. Swimming breaststroke for 50m doesn’t really pose much of a problem surprisingly. But this doesn’t mean I should give freestyle a miss because in triathlon the front crawl is de rigeur in my opinion. So I envisage more front crawl trainings ahead, mixed with the breaststroke.

As a side note, I can still remember the old times, specifically during National Service, when I went for the compulsory swimming test as part of my Basic Military Training. The benchmark was to swim breaststroke along the whole length of the Olympic-sized pool. Alas, I could only swim halfway before waving the figurative white flag.

Boo me!

Therefore, nowadays whenever I touch the wall after swimming breaststroke non-stop, I will still reminisce those dark episodes of being a diver, a term coined for military recruits who can’t swim but sink in the water.

😛

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