Well, I started running again this spring after taking a year off. It felt so good that I upped my mileage pretty quickly to around 5, and hurt my Achilles tendon. I have a Dr. appt tomorrow so I don’t know the extent of the injury, but I know that I may very well be out of commission for weeks or months.
So since I want to stay in shape, I was thinking about taking up swimming. I know how to swim, having learned when I was a kid and in the military, but I don’t know how to do the ol’ lap swim that you see dedicated swimmers doing (especially the neato kick-off-the-wall-to-turn-around trick).
Has anyone else dealt with this sort of injury? What was your experience?
What about swimming? I know it’s a great workout (look at Michael Phelps), is it hard to learn? Can one teach themselves without looking like a fool, or is it a good idea to find a coach at least for a couple sessions to get the basics right?
Off to fetch the ice-pack!