Monday, October 12, 2009

Go the distance

Over the weekend I decided to shift my focus to the 1500/1650; I believe it will take a 19:30 (1:18 pace/100) for a top ten time this year in the 1500 (scm) and a 20:00 or faster (1:12+ pace/100) in the 1650 to place at Nationals. I will need to do more aerobic (En1) swimming and longer race pace sets. I have not swum the mile in competition since 1978 when I placed second with a fairly slow time in a very warm pool at the Woodlands (the only thing missing when I finished was the Hollandaise sauce--and an English muffin).

On Sunday I swam at Life Time in the indoor 25 meter pool.

400 swim/200 kick/400 pull
30 x 50 @ :45, 1500 race pace, averaged :39s
200 easy

This morning I swam at Nitro with Ron, Steve, Tom, and Lynne. The pool was set up long course. Clint coached.

300 SKP
10 x 100 drill @ 1:45
10 x 50 kick @ 1:10
4 x 150 pull @ 2:20, I did these breathing 3/5/7 by 50
500 for time, went 6:52 (1:20, 1:23, 1:24, 1:24, 1:21) , HR 156--probably should have been able to hold 1:22s on the middle three 100s
200 easy


  1. My opinion is that if you want to excel in longer distances, you need to add endurance dry land, and a healthy dose of it.

  2. I had thought about that. Not enough hours in the day.