This was the first swim workout in over a year that I was able to verify I can still swim 1 mile. I focused on the following:
-Staying relaxed. There is a fine line between swimming hard with no breaks and swimming too hard and needing to stop and take breaks. I wanted to make sure I didn’t accidentally cross that line in this swim so I just worked to stay relaxed.
-Flip Turns. I made it a point to flip turn every length. I worked on tightening them up and being more direct with them. I am not a natural flip-turner. I am working to make it feel natural and effortless. The more I work on it the less air I need to exhale, which means the more effective my swim performance will be overall.