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(DAY 417) Swimming 4 Kilometers in One Session

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Gaurav Parashar

Today marked a significant milestone in my swimming journey as I completed a remarkable 4-kilometer swim in the evening. It was a challenging yet deeply rewarding experience that pushed me to my limits and left me feeling immensely grateful for how far I've come.

4km Swimming in April 2024 - Apr 2024

4km Swimming Session, Apr 2024

The statistics speak volumes about the intensity and duration of this swim. Clocking in at 1 hour, 37 minutes, and 45 seconds, I covered a distance of 4 kilometers, burning a total of 839 kilocalories in the process. These numbers are a testament to the dedication and perseverance required to undertake such a feat.

Reflecting on my previous achievements, I realized that the last time I swam a distance of 5 kilometers was back in September 2023. Prior to that, I accomplished the same distance in April 2023. Each of these sessions typically lasted between 1.5 to 2 hours of continuous swimming, making today's achievement all the more significant.

One aspect that particularly pleased me was the distribution of my heart rate zones throughout the swim. The bulk of my time was spent in Zone 4, indicating a sustained effort and a strong cardiovascular response. It's moments like these that reaffirm the importance of consistency and dedication in achieving fitness goals.

Heart Rate Zones - Apr 2024

Heart Rate Zone Splits, Apr 2024

But beyond the physical aspect, this swim was also a reminder of the immense gratitude I feel towards everyone who has supported me on this journey. From coaches and trainers to friends and family, their encouragement and belief in me have been instrumental in reaching this milestone. I am truly blessed to have such a supportive network cheering me on every step of the way.

As I bask in the satisfaction of today's accomplishment, I am filled with a renewed sense of determination to continue pushing my boundaries and striving for new heights. With each stroke, I am reminded of the limitless potential that lies within me, ready to be unleashed through hard work and perseverance.

In conclusion, today's 4-kilometer swim was not just a physical achievement, but a testament to the power of dedication, perseverance, and gratitude. It's a reminder that with the right mindset and support system, anything is possible. And as I look ahead to future challenges, I do so with confidence, knowing that I am capable of achieving whatever I set my mind to.