Getting winded was a first for me while swimming, and it made me think about what I should be doing to build up my endurance.
Since that time, over two weeks ago, I have taken a new approach.
One can't just rush into it as one did when they were younger.
I wasn't getting tired, so that was a good thing.
My arms and legs are in better shape than they had been in any previous season - the weights I have been using have done wonders.
So, I wasn't short on strength either.
My new plan, take it slow and easy once I was totally in the water.
Swim steady with long slow strokes - no short fast ones - there is no race to get to.
And what a world of difference that has made.
I can swim a much farther distance than I ever have this early in the season - all without getting winded or tired.
Looking forward to a long summer with long swims!