The beginning of July when I started this "program," I mustered just 10 laps. The next day a few more until about three weeks into the program, I stared down that lane and cranked out that illusive mile. I was elated since it's been years since I've done it all in one fell swoop. Working in sets of 10 certainly helps, and by the 30's, it's zen like stroking. In my head, I have to keep repeating; 2,2,2,2, until I reach the turn and can say; 3,3,3,3, and so on to 10.
Funny thing, I'm only "competing" with myself and pushing boundaries with my own body and soul. It helps that the water is warm, and with each stroke and kick, the water washes over my back and feels marvelous.
So how do you swim a mile? One stroke, then one lap at a time. Who's in?
BSoleille! The bright side of swimming any lengths in an inviting pool...