In an effort to convince myself that my swimming is going well I went to the pool this afternoon just to have a feel of my swimming. I intended to swim 30 laps which would have made it 1500m. From the get go things were just not going well. In my anxiousness to prove that my swimming is going well I tried too hard. As a result I knew my swimming form had deteriorated. The smooth(ish) stroke I used to have was gone. Instead I was presenting what I think is an awful show of fishmanship. I was going to slow yet my heart rate was shooting up in the high 70s. I managed to swim 15 laps in 36 minutes (with lots of stops in between). I decided to stop the workout as it was just not going anywhere.