This morning I was a ball of anxiety for no good reason; everything I did felt wrong and horrible and it was miserable. So I devised a potential solution: a nice long swim. And sure enough, 50 minutes later I was feeling better. (And even better yet, now that I’ve eaten lunch.)
Around my 25th lap things started to fall apart– I felt really tired and my form was a mess so I mostly just limped to my goal of 30 laps. When I’m nearing the end of my rope, I always manage to breathe in water, and that doesn’t help!
I need to do some research on lap lane etiquette. There’s just one in the pool and I always feel guilty, like I’m hogging it, even though no one’s ever been there waiting for it as far as I can tell. I know swimmers are supposed to be able to share lanes, but that seems like a pain– the lane’s not that big and I’d be afraid to run into them!