13 February 2006

Pay close attention.....

I am now going to expose myself on my blog. Watch closely.... .. Okay, no, not that way. I'm going to post my swim times. Something I have never done before because I am slower than molasses in wintertime. But here goes.

Warm-up: 200 m - 4:26
1000m: 31:52
4 x 100m: 3:01, 2:47, 2:48, 2:55
4 x 50 m : 1:30, 1:17, 1:23, 1:33
Cool down: 100 m - 2:48

Total: 1900m 57:04

That's 1.18 miles in under an hour folks. For me, that's fast. What this means is that I would absolutely make the swim cut-off in a 1/2 Ironman.

2 weeks ago I was swimming 100 m at: 4:31, 3:54, 3:37, 3:44. I have knocked almost a minute off my time and I'm just swimming. I have not even started doing drills yet.

Today while I was swimming something happened and it was truly amazing. I was doing my 1000m and it seemed like I kept bumping into the walls. The length seemed to be much shorter today even though I was in the same pool I always swim in. When I saw that I did 1000m in 31 minutes I was excited. What I think is that my pull is getting much stronger. I can really feel the movement when I pull and now it only takes me 16 strokes to get 25 m. When I started it was 24 I think. Wow, I feel good.

What a great way to start the week after such a crappy weekend.......


Nancy Toby said...

Which of these numbers is not like the others?? How 'bout that 1:17 for 50m!?!? What were you doing then? Keep it up, whatever it was!!

Your 1000m time is almost exactly the same as mine, but you have a few pretty darned fast lengths in there!!!

I think (like me) the inconsistency in times shows that we're both still working a lot on our technique. Keep up the great work!!!!

Bolder said...

seems like you've got great technique... i've only moved from 24 to 18/19 recently.

as Nancy says, those 100s are good, as you build endurance your times will drop.

i don't know about you, but there is a lot of chocolate bribery involved in me swimming a long TT... so that in itself deserves a p-dawg salute!

keep it up!! i see a dorsal fin in your future.

Papa Tweet said...

Wow, those are huuuuge gains. Way to go! That is some serioulsy huge improvement. Keep it up.

La said...

That's outstanding, Flo! Great improvement!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and it's most inspiring. 16 strokes per 25 metres is great. I wish. I'm a shortie so I'd be doing a happy, happy dance if I could do that. I always find that my own improvements come where I put the most attention. It definitely shows that you're working on the swim. Congratulations.

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