Meanwhile...much smaller steps here 8)..Monday I swam for 30 minutes straight. My arms felt great ..(left arm a little weaker than the right arm it seems).
The photos shows my new bathing suit...it's much less draggy than the resort-wear board short suit I was wearing. It dries in a jiffy.
The new shirt is what I call a 'rasher shirt'...keeps the sun from toasting my back. Also sleek/not draggy and dries quickly.
The new suit seemed to make me speedier...the swim current was set to the same 3 mph as always but I kept crowding the head of the pool. However, I don't believe the knotmeter..I suspect its more like 2.5 mph... no way I could be that fast as a noob....I wish.
I had no problem doing 30 minutes. I felt like I could have done another 30 no problem. I am finding a 'zone' and enjoying it...the great thing is that it's all muscles other than running...zero overlap.
Nothing major sore after, except strangely there is a little muscle on the outside of each of my hips that was complaining for a hour or so...from the flutter kick? Need to work on my left side breathing now...it's a bit of a mess still.
My fav sports rankings used to be
as of today they are officially
My legs are feeling great. When I hit the stairs at work (my bellwether) I can blast up them 4 at a time. I've never felt stronger...still letting them have their time off from running a bit more.