Since I can't run at the moment (sore knees) I am taking up swimming for a couple of weeks instead. Unfortunately I find it really dull and boring just ploughing up and down. Managed 50 minutes this morning before I thought my head would explode.
Anyway, sensible question.
When compared to running which burns about 100 calories per mile, how good is swimming as a form of exercise? Is it as good an aerobic exercise as going for a good long run?
Maybe if I know the facts then I will be able to force myself to stay in the pool for longer.
(Treated myself to a sunbed too and now my FLM tan is peeling. Injured, bored and flaky, I'm painting a really attractive picture now aren't I?!)