Swimming is hard

I went swimming today for the first time since the Boise Half Ironman in June.  It seems that my overall fitness level has dropped in the last few weeks.  I never imagined getting back into swimming would be so hard – aerobically speaking.  This time I tried out my new fistgloves (http://www.totalimmersion.net/fistgloves.html).  They are basically latex gloves with no fingers, therefore your hand is a fist inside of them.  The idea is that you have less of a paddle to swim with and it will improve your technique.  I also tried out my new electronic lap counter.  It normally fits around the index finger and is operated by cliking a button with the thumb.  Wearing fistgloves is not conducive to using lap counter that is supposed to go on a *finger*.

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