More work, fewer meters

I’d mentioned that I lost my swim teacher after a year and a half. Renata, one of the teachers I know from the school, has taken over Francisco’s classes. She makes me work harder at other strokes besides crawl (freestyle?), and yesterday I had to do lots of combination strokes. It gives me a better work-out, I suppose, but I swim fewer meters.

Last night, during a make-up class, I swam 1,424 m. With Francisco I was topping out at over 2,000 m. Renata had asked me how I wanted to work during class and I mentioned to her that Francisco let me do lots of straight swimming to push up my resistance and edge up the meter-meter. She said we could could that as well.

So I’m waiting.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?