I remember last fall when I started to swim laps when I would struggle to get in 500 or 750 yards over 20 or 30 minutes. More wasn't an option - I was wasted after that. I asked everyone around me how to swim and I tried anything and everything.
There was no magic that would make me an instant swimmer.
In January I boasted about completing a 750 yard straight swim, a distance huge at the time but which now seems almost laughable.
Flash forward to today.
This morning I swam 2100 yards of mixed intervals after a 400 yard warm up. This was a medium day both in intensity and distance, and I stopped when I did because my hour of allotted childcare had ended. This week I'll meet the 10,000 yard mark for the first time. My long swim Sunday will be either 3000 or 3500 (if I'm feeling it), both distance which I already have conquered.
There was no magic that allowed me to swim.
There was only persistence. And a stubbornness that I WILL.NOT.FAIL.
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