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Friday, August 17, 2007

08/17/07: Quantifiable Progress in the Pool

If you've paid attention to my blog at all, you know by now that I'm a bit analytical...ok, maybe more than a bit...anyway....I started looking back at my race swims to see if I'm actually making any real progress.

2006 HOT Olympic Distance: .9 mi swim, 49:06 = 3:23/100m
Fla 70.3: 1.2 mi swim, 1:02:12 = 3:13/100m
Ocean Marathon: 2.5 mi swim, 1:57:50 = 2:55/100m

Looks like I've taken ~30 secs off my 100 meter pace. Go me!

Speaking of swimming, our new swim coach rocks.

Last nights swim was 2850 yds:

Warmup: 200 swim, 150 kick

6x100 on 2:15

400, 300, 200, 100 descend

50 easy

150 kick

9x50 hypoxic (varying 3-5 breaths / 50)

5x50 ascend

Tonight it's 45 minutes of running bridges (our version of hills) before tomorrows 4.5 hours of riding in actual hills

Live with purpose....Enjoy the adventure.....


Bigun said...

keep cranking - 2 months before you're "long day"....!

Meggan Ann said...

1 more week to Hammerhead . . . ARE YOU READY TO PR?!?!?!? 'Cause I think you are.

Looking at last couple years' worth of results, it looks like I will come in DEAD LAST! WHEEE!!

Spokane Al said...

Thirty seconds off your hundred is absolutely huge! Way to go!

Carrie said...

Congrats on the BABY news!! Awesome!! Also--way to go on the swim improvement.

Karen said...

Sounds like good training for the bank of IM!

Oh and congrats on the whole baby thing!! :o)

Tea said...

Excellent improvement...I need lessons from YOU!