It took me 24min to swim crawl 1km without a break. Maybe I could do it faster but the swimming pool was full today and I had to slow down and swim around retired people or young couples who were moving slowly or standing still in the middle of a lane. I cannot say it was tough, my muscles got accustomed to swimming but I felt headache like it happens when atmospheric pressure suddenly changes. It was probably due to the previous day that I spent in bed with no physical activity.
Somewhere after 600m I felt my body has become flexible and the movements so smooth and easy that my speed increased significantly but it lasted for a couple of hundred metres so when I approached the kilometre I slowed down to get some rest and recover my breathe.
After that when I swam the second kilometre I've got really angry with myself and all the calamity that had befallen on me recently that doubled my strength so I've completely forgotten how tired I'd become by that time.
That was my swimming coach who gave me such a valuable advice - when you feel you're exhausted and there is no way out get really angry and the anger will give you the necessary strength. Indeed there are situations when there is no choice but to wield a battleaxe and break through the enemy shieldwall like a berserk.
Current Mood: exhausted