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Back in the Swim of Things

I am usually up by 8:00 on the weekends but today I had trouble rolling out of bed in time for the 10:00 adult swim.  I put on my trunks (yes, I called them trunks) and headed out the door.  I got there a few minutes after 10:00 and all the lanes were taken.  I found a spot to squeeze into and started my work out.

I warmed up with a set of 10×50.  I took a minute rest between each lap.  I then moved on to a little longer set.  I went for 5×200.  Again with a minute or so of rest between intervals.  I finished my workout with a solid 500.

A grand total of 2000yds, I felt pretty good about the swim, but I was totally exhausted the rest of the day.  I think I could complete a sprint tri now, but I would not be setting any speed records.  A good lap was usually between 55-60 seconds.  I really would like to get faster, but I also would like to build up a little endurance.  I probably need a coach, but I am not sure if I am ready to start doing kick drills and flip turns.  Maybe in a couple weeks when I am back in the swing of things.

If you know a good coach, send a name my way, thanks.


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Comments

  1. Kevin Milward says:

    Where do you swim? I am not a natural swimmer, but simply doing repititions and having skilled swimmers watch and then critque has been a big help for me. I will never set speed records, but I should fall somewhere in the middle.

    Nick Merrill has watched me and offered suggestions. Nick “runs” the Masters swimming at the YMCA in the morning’s. I swam Sunday at the Nelson center with the Master’s swimmers. I was in the far outside lane with the slide. It was good for swimming against the current…and with the current. There were lots of folks there who would help. Dan Dugan swims with this group quite a bit. This group is the “Eisenhower group” during the winter.

    I know that I did not technically answer your question, but it may provide a starting point.

  2. Thanks Kevin, I should probably head out to one of those Sunday sessions. I know how group running and riding has improved my performance. I suppose I could expect the same, duh…

    Good luck at your Half IM this weekend!