Swimming, 8th April 2019

Gotta love Better’s website. First day of the school Easter holidays and their online pool timetable is a mess. The only way to find out what’s really happening is to get a piece of paper from the leisure centre with the actual timetable on. But I didn’t know that yet…

So, I arrived at the pool ready to swim only to find that it was actually a children’s session with floats and so on. Fortunately the life guards very kindly put a lane in just for me and I was able to get on with my current set:

  • 400m f/c warm-up
  • 24 x 50m f/c, target time 50.5s, turnaround 75s
  • 200m swim down

All things considered it actually went pretty well. If I’d not put in quite so many 48s reps I’d probably have made it through the entire set. As it was I started to drift into the 49s around rep fifteen, failed on rep seventeen and then stuck in the 49s until a fail on rep twenty-three.

I’m not desperately disappointed. Clearly I was doing well most of the time. I just couldn’t sustain things quite far enough when swimming at that speed. It’ll come.

On the way out I picked up a copy of the previously-mentioned bit of paper, so tomorrow I should be back at the right time for another try.

USRPT distance this year: 90,100m
Total distance this year: 92,650m

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