Wow so proud of myself to get to this level. Even though I did 500 in 6 hours which is longer than I’ve ever swam, overall it felt quicker and went better than I could have expected.
Don’t get me wrong, however, it was bloody tough. I hit an enormous wall around the 300 mark. The initial sections of 75+125 lengths got a major chunk of it out of the way leaving 6 sections of 50 lengths which I just focused on. But at 300 I felt so weak and mentally depressed with it all. But at around 350 it got easier and at 400 I felt like I was on the home straight. I actually got a little emotional at 480, thinking of the finish line thinking if there will be people cheering me on on length 999 on 7th May :’-)
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The lifeguards were asking about my swim, joking that 500 is not enough, try 501 etc.
There were plenty of people in the pool asking about what I’m doing, including one guy asking if I was a swimming professional to me replying “No I’m just an amateur doing something stupid”.
Very very good feedback, one guy saying every time he comes in he’s impressed at how long I can maintain the high pace. Wow – thanks buddy!
A very strange feeling now – 500 – what a milestone. 600 next week!!! Will that feel as much of a milestone… and where am I going to do it? I don’t think Farnworth pool will be open long enough for me to do it! Maybe Manchester Aquatics Centre? How will I get there for an early start with trains on a Sunday starting so late!?