Enjoying a swim

Butterfly King by Andrew Gills
Butterfly King, a photo by Andrew Gills on Flickr.

I discovered the hotel I stayed in last night had a fantastic pool. And this morning it was totally deserted. While I forgot my swimming togs, I did bring a pair of running shorts with me so threw them on and hit the water.

I didn’t have goggles with me so I wanted to limit my eyes’ exposure to the chlorinated water. To do this, I alternated between swimming 100m and water running 100m. My swimming included freestyle, breast stroke, kicking, side stroke and butterfly (that’s me swimming butterfly in the photo).

The session was fun. I good reminder that training can be play. I’m not quite sure what the next person using the pool would have thought though because my ungraceful butterfly resulted in some serious splashage.

I also spent some time later in the day walking around Perth. I ended up walking 7km.

Total: 1km water running + 1km swimming + 7km walking

Advertisements

4 responses to “Enjoying a swim

  1. I’m not a strong swimmer but I used to live in the pool when I was a kid. Good to remember that “training can be play.” It’s probably the BEST kind of training!

  2. lovely pool and photo andrew. we started swim squad last night – what a workout!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s