Last night after our gym workouts, my husband and I got into the car. Like a good husband he asked me “How was your swim?” And then, well…we had a fun argument.
“My swim was good, but I was annoyed by the girl in the lane next to me who pushed off the wall and glided halfway down the pool. I was not impressed. You know, she’s just cheating herself”
“No she’s not”
“Yes she is”
“If you’re both swimming for the same amount of time you’re both using the same amount of energy. It takes energy to push off of the wall”
“But she’s not building endurance that way. She’s only swimming half the pool length. She’s cheating herself I tell you. There’s no wall to push off in the lake. I’d kick her ass in a triathlon”