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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.....

6 comments:

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!