Both my children wanted to go to the pool with me today and there was also an unannounced life guard training session in the pool so it was a little cramped. Another swimmer also wanted to lane-swim and between the four of us we ended up sharing two lanes. I was back for another attempt at my current set:
400m front crawl warm-up
25 x 50m front crawl, target time 51s, rest interval 24s
200m front crawl swim down
During the warm-up my arms really felt quite tired and the increasing choppiness of the water from being so close to other swimmers made things harder work so I really wasn’t convinced that I stood a chance of completing the set today. From the first rep I was clearly slower than yesterday, but I had a couple of seconds in hand over the target time so I didn’t get too concerned until I started dropping into the 50s at about halfway. By the time I’d completed the 20th rep I was still on target and desperate to swim out the set. The last two reps were very tough, but putting everything I had into the last one I made it with seconds to spare.
So, exhausted but pleased, I move on once again. The target time for the next set will drop to 50s and 25s rest interval. That genuinely is going to be tough.
USRPT distance this year: 71,900m
Total distance this year: 169,400m