Swimming, 26th March 2019

It was all a bit of a rush to get to the pool today as we had a visit from a structural engineer to assess the barn we’re planning to convert to a holiday cottage that didn’t leave much time to make it to the sports centre. Fortunately I was only 15 minutes late getting there which left me enough time for my set, which today was:

  • 400m f/c warm-up
  • 24 x 50m f/c, target 53s, turnaround 75s
  • 200m swim down

The first half-dozen reps were all mid- to high-40s which was a bit worrying. I was sure I’d run out of steam later on at that sort of pace. Fortunately I managed to calm things down a bit and from then on most of the reps were between 50 and 51 seconds, with all but one of the remainder under 52 and just one somewhere around 52.2 when I messed up the turn.

I was quite surprised (and pleased) at how comfortably I’d made it through the set without any failures. I really can’t expect them all to go that well. I can’t deny that I felt very tired afterwards.

So, a new target time of 52 seconds for the next session.

USRPT distance this year: 78,000m
Total distance this year: 80,550m

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