Thursday 28 February, 16:33
Went for a swim with Jacqui at Ponds Forge, for a change. Our BT Infinity installation was completed earlier than expected at lunchtime so we made use of the afternoon off work and went into town to see what the lane swimming at Ponds was like. The leaflet said the whole of the pool was marked off for lane swimming, but when I got out of the changing room only 2 lanes were for public lane swimming and the rest was used by swim squads doing drills, by the look of it.
I picked the slow lane (as opposed to medium) and set off to do the usual 1000m. There were 6-8 others in the lane but I hardly had to do any overtaking. It did seem a bit narrow at times and I stubbed a toe on the wall keeping out of the way.
It is a 50m pool and I think it took a bit more effort than swimming in a 25m pool, keeping going and also the waves from the kids doing butterfly etc. I kept a reasonable pace for me and was pleased with the overall time.
Distance: 1000m (20x50m) plus an extra cool down length
Time: approx 36 minutes I think