Managed to get up in time for a good brisk 60 lengths this morning. 1.5km in about 35 minutes. Pretty pleased with that. Would have happily carried on but had a train to catch. I did consider just carrying on anyway and being late for work, and might do that another day - there are certain days of the week I could get away with it, but not today, alas. Shame the pool doesn't open earlier, really.
I do alternate lengths of breaststroke and crawl. I used to be able to do that kind of distance wholly crawl but not at current levels of fitness. Maybe if I can make a habit of this, I'll get fit enough to do it all crawl, then I might have time to fit in 80 lengths.
Might also shave off a bit of time if I can learn to tumble-turn as well, though I'm not sure tumble-turns are allowed in morning lanes - it can get quite congested.
Mike - I lose count by around 30, so if I have time, I'll do a couple of extra lengths, just in case I've over-counted. Though sometimes I suspect I under-count. So when I say I've done 60 lengths, it could actually be anything from 56-64...