Temperature Variations

What a fun morning in the pool. Something was wrong with the heating system and half of the jets were not working. Jumping into the shallow end I was met with some really cold water. No problem, I’m here to work out and cold water training is a good thing. As I approach the half […]

Proof in numbers

 

After reviewing my times, it would appear that yes I did increase my pace when my stroke improved. You can see that my best pace was actually made near the end of my workout when I was lower on energy. I’m pretty happy to see these results.

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Swim Drills pay off

I had a great swim this morning. After doing more drills for about 1200 meters, I could feel the results starting to gel.

During the last 300 meters or so of my workout it all suddenly fell into place. I could really feel the extra pull being generated by correct arm movements through the water. […]

Swim Drills

After a long conversation with my brother during our regular Monday night cycle training session, I decided it was time to get back to the basics in the pool. Today’s swim was not about speed or distance, instead I focused back on the fundamentals of a good, efficient stroke.

And boy was I off. I […]

1000m X2

Well stacking on the distance doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore. The pool was almost empty, so I figured it was a good day to try something drastic. I wanted to see if I was capable of doing the Half Ironman swim distance inside my allotted time. Actual distance needed is 1.9km so I […]

First 1000 meter swim

I decided to go for it this morning, and doubled my max swim distance all in one go. After 20 minutes and 19 seconds I had completed my first ever 1000 meter nonstop swim.

The hard thing to believe at this time, is that top level athletes are still almost two times faster than I […]

Splashy Garmin in the pool

Well I took my new watch for a swim this morning. I love the fact that there are no lies anymore, because I am doing better than I thought.

Time = 43:18 Distance = 1650m Average pace = 2:11/100m

Of course there was a bunch of resting and fooling around in there, that is NOT […]

Proud moment in the pool.

Well as the new year approaches there is a steady stream of new people entering the pool. Its getting more crowded as the days go by and I assume that there will be a big jump in attendance when the new year hits. This morning was a record setting day since I’ve been swimming, in […]

More speed

I had a great swim this morning. 2 x 500 meter sets plus a bunch of other drills made for about 1500 meters total. I am really starting to like the improvements. I can get more distance into my 45 minutes envelope of time.

The real key to my accomplishment this morning is that the […]

Long distance swimmer?

Well I went for the gusto today, and made the mark with relative ease. I decided it was time to try 10 repeat laps non-stop which makes for 500 meters. Considering how pathetic I felt only a month ago, I think this is a pretty significant milestone in my swim training. Especially considering this was […]