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(DAY 137) 150km swimming in 2023

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Gaurav Parashar

Swimming endurance

Swimming has always been a cherished activity for me, but it wasn't until February 2023 that I decided to take my love for the sport to a whole new level. Setting an ambitious goal of swimming 150 kilometers in a single year, I embarked on a remarkable journey that tested my determination, discipline, and physical endurance. As the months rolled by, each stroke brought me closer to my target, and on May 12, 2023, I achieved a significant milestone – swimming 100 kilometers in just 64 sessions. Today, I am thrilled to share that I have surpassed my initial goal and completed 150 kilometers in a total of 98 sessions by July 9, 2023. This accomplishment fills me with immense pride and gratitude for everyone who supported me throughout this incredible journey.

Persistence and Progress

Swimming 150 kilometers required consistent dedication and a steadfast commitment to my goal. I started by setting a regular swimming routine, ensuring that I hit the pool several times a week. Each session brought me closer to my goal, allowing me to improve my technique, endurance, and overall fitness. Progress was not always linear, and there were days when the water felt unrelenting and my muscles begged for respite. However, I persevered, reminding myself of the purpose behind my endeavor and the joy that awaited me at the finish line.

A Milestone Achieved

On May 12, 2023, the day I completed 100 kilometers of swimming, I couldn't help but reflect on the arduous yet rewarding journey that led me to that point. It took 64 sessions of swimming to reach this milestone, and it served as a testament to the power of consistency and gradual progress. Celebrating that achievement allowed me to acknowledge the growth I had experienced not only as a swimmer but also as an individual committed to personal goals and self-improvement.

Surpassing Expectations

As I continued swimming with unwavering determination, the days turned into weeks, and the weeks into months. Finally, today on July 9, 2023, I reached an incredible feat – completing 150 kilometers in a total of 98 sessions. Surpassing my initial goal brought a surge of elation and a profound sense of accomplishment. The countless laps, the moments of fatigue, and the challenges encountered along the way were all worthwhile when I realized the magnitude of what I had achieved.

150km swimming in 2023

I started swimming from February 2023, and I took me 98 sessions to complete 150km.

Number of Sessions98
Total Swim Distance (km)150.5
Total Swim Time (hours)58:58:28
Avg Swim Distance per session1.54
Avg Swim Time per session0:36:06
Swim Time per km0:23:31

150km Swimming in 2023, Gurgaon

Completing 150 kilometers of swimming in 2023 has been an extraordinary accomplishment, one that has brought me immeasurable pride and a newfound belief in my capabilities. Starting my swimming journey in February and steadily progressing toward my goal, I conquered the water, one stroke at a time. The joy, personal growth, and sense of fulfillment that this endeavor has brought me are truly priceless. I am grateful for the unwavering support from my loved ones, the guidance of my coach, and the camaraderie of the swimming community. Swimming has taught me the power of setting goals, persevering in the face of challenges, and embracing the satisfaction of achieving what once seemed impossible.

So, here's to the transformative power of swimming and to all those who have inspired and supported me along the way. Thank you.