Distance swimming…tips needed!
So, just had my second day of doing a daily 1km+ swim ahead of the next Triathlon at Callala Bay
Swimming, I find, is great…but really hard over long distance (is 1km even considered “distance”, let alone “long distance”???).
Today, I swam no further than 550m non stop (650m yesterday, both in a 25m pool… probably could add 150m to that if it were a 50m pool).
How the hell can one:
- Swim non stop for over 1km (furtherest I’ve done 2.5km about 8 weeks ago in a 50m pool…but that was with MANY stops).
- Do it without being able to see the bottom (i.e. murky/dark water) without completely freaking out
- Get the mind distracted so you can just get through the technique (assumption being I’ll get to the 1km before I know it)
- Learn how not to think about things that start making you tired (I’m not, but I start THINKING I should be).
Any tips would be very welcome!