Holiday time! And whilst I have access to a 30m pool, it’s busy, doesn’t always have lane ropes and observance of lane etiquette is poor. Oh, and there are no lane lines on the bottom of the pool, just a short black line 2m from each end. And no pace clock either.
Proper USRPT training therefore went out the window, and the lack of lane discipline meant that tumble turns were dangerous, so I decided I’d make the best of a bad job and swim a set as follows:
- 4 x 90m front crawl warm-up
- 24 x 30m front crawl at some notional 100m pace
- 3 x 60m front crawl swim-down
I did the same set each day as an attempt at changing the pace of my usual training. Between the 30m reps I paused for ten breaths before starting the next rep, though often that got messed up if I needed to leave before a slower swimmer got in the way or it was obvious that I was going to catch someone up before they finished the length they were on. Not ideal, but probably the best I could do and it did at least mean that I was swimming. On a few days I did a few more reps because I lost count.
USRPT distance this year: 165,800m
Total distance this year: 185,100m