Wednesday, 10 February 2010

No.239 Of Doing the Maths & Helpful Sums

I did 60 lengths of the pool today. Another PB. In fact that's not quite true. I did 15 + 15 + 20 +10 for today I discovered distance swimming is all about maths. Had I jumped in and thought 60 to go I would have given up straight away but break things down into manageable bits and it an awful lot suddenly feels possible. I learnt this from the film "Touching the Void" where a climber on his own had to get off a mountain with a broken leg. He had about 3 miles to crawl to base camp and managed it only by inched his way to a marker he had given himself 100 metres away then another and another and so on.

The best sum of all however is 15+15+20+10 = 1 relatively fit guy in his 40s

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