I have to be able to swim a 1000M ocean swim, followed by a 500M sprint ocean swim, by next month.
I went to the gym to see what i could swim, i really didn't think swimming a 1000 would be any problem. i got to a 500 and i was sooo out of breath it was ridiculous, i had to stop my side was cramping up too bad to go on. it's so sad!! haha. if we only swam a 5000 at practice we were lucky, and it we practiced 10 times a week. i hate that i've gotten this out of shape.
I know i didn't give myself adequate time to train for this, but i'm still going to try. so what would you suggest?
Should i just force my way through 1000's and then give body a couple days to rest after, and then repeat, trying to push my time down? or should i swim just a little bit everyday?