Swimming, 28th June 2018

Back to the pool for a third attempt at my current session:

400m front crawl warm-up
25 x 50m front crawl, target time 52s, rest interval 23s
200m front crawl swim down

Bit of an unexpected day, this. My first 50 was 47s. The first half dozen were all 47s or 48s and even after the first fifteen reps I’d not dropped out of the 49s. By the time I’d done a few more I was becoming slightly concerned that I was going to blow up in the last few and drop below the target time, but even when I tried to slow down I was still banging in sub-50s reps. The last two were just a case of hanging in there, but even so I still came in sub-50 on both.

So, another 25 reps completed and the target time drops again, but the most amazing thing was being sub-50s for every single rep. I genuinely didn’t believe I could do that at the moment. Soon I shall have to though 🙂 It does mean that whilst I’ll now be looking at a target time of 51s, I have in fact gone from reps of 60s on 1:25 at the start of February (which I couldn’t actually complete at first) to sub 50s on 1:15 in five months, though actually I’ve probably missed over six weeks of that period for one reason or another (weather/illness/injury/work mostly). I’m quite pleased with that.

USRPT distance this year: 48,650m
Total distance this year: 108,500m

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