Swimming has always worn me out. It was a sure thing I would sleep for 12 hours after a day at a pool or a beach when I was a kid. It seems not much has changed. This is my second 300 meter workout in a couple of weeks and I am wiped out. I know this is related to my VO2 Max but… damn I am wiped out. I guess this is a good thing. I am not dead and I am learning. Swimming is far more difficult than running or cycling because of the whole ‘not being able to breathe when you want to’ thing. I do not feel the leg or upper body weariness because I am only doing my swimming in my pool (10 meters at a time). I am just working on stamina and building my breath work. Wait until I go for open water swimming, that will be a treat. I hope you all come along for the ride.
I have a long way to go with swimming I know and I look forward to the ride.