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4 hours ago
I shut down the lap pool last night. I had the locker room all to myself so I turned on my music which was kind of fun. This is me post-swim with goggle marks. 2,000+ yards and a bit of treading completed. The butt-kicker was the part where I got inspired by a lifeguard who told me about high intensity training for an optimum calorie burn. So, I did eight, 25-yard full-blast sprints with 10 seconds rest in between. I did a 500-yard warm-up first and then launched into the part I knew was going to kick my rear. The first few sprints went ok, but had me worried about how I was going to make it through the rest of the set. I kept going and forced myself to only rest for 10 seconds even though I wanted to call the whole thing off. I said a prayer that my heart wouldn't explode and kept swimming. Before the last two I yelled, "Come on, Jen" because I was fading fast. (It's ok to cheer for yourself when you really need encouragement. : ) I was tired and my arms felt like they were going to spin right off, but I kept going. My stroke was a mess during the last two sprints, but I finished all eight and that felt good. I even high-fived the lifeguard on the way out. Now my body is tired and sore, but that's part of the deal. At the end of the day I'm just so happy that I can swim. I find it very relaxing - when I'm not sprinting that is. : ) #swim #swimmer #swimming #fitness #getinshapejen #sprints #fightforit
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