The proximity of your nearest swimming pool is clearly going to be a major factor in deciding whether you can fit in a swim, unless you’re one of those hardly souls willing to take a dip in the nearest stretch of open water. Assuming you’ve got less than an hour, you want your session to derive maximum benefit so make your session as intensive as you can by swimming intervals with short recovery periods in between. Don’t try to cram in your lunch beforehand and then go for a swim as your lunch could well end up paying you an unwelcome visit.
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