Swimming, 23rd April 2018

Repeating my set from last week:

400m front crawl warm-up
25 x 50m front crawl, target time 55s, rest interval 20s
200m front crawl swim down

I think I’m starting to get into this a bit more, though I did fail (actually, I just couldn’t even start) rep 19. But that was my only failure which is a huge improvement on last week. As I was getting into the high teens keeping going proved exceptionally mentally hard and by rep 19 I just hadn’t got my breathing back under control by the time the rest interval was over. I really should have attempted it. Perhaps next time I just need to do the best I can even if I feel I can’t carry on. Time-wise most of the reps were around 49s or 50s, dropping into the 51s and 52s for the last few reps.

I am experiencing some of the claimed physiological effects of training such as feeling hot and not sleeping well, so perhaps adjustment is already taking place. Even now, five hours after swimming, I still feel as though I have a healthy “glow”.

USRPT distance this year: 30,000m
Total distance this year: 64,950m

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