I've done some regular sessions now so will get back to 400's next weekDid 10 x 100 today as main set which was good for the old lungs!! avg about 1.40 for the 100 plus 10 sec rest
Well done ET7 ... massive points there
A bit of an improvement from me 07:25
Ive been a bit slack since IM Wales, also had to abandon my swim on Monday due to a slight twinge in my thumb/wrist which made it uncomfortable to pull with my left hand.Will hopefully be back at it next week. Still want to smash sub 7.00 by the end of the year.In other news im doing the 50m, 100m & 400m at the National Age Group / Masters swimming championships in Sheffield in two weeks. Im going to be well crap compared to most of the people there but should be good fun and get to watch some talented swimmers.
Which year is that then Barlos?Shall I come along to the Masters and whoop your ass??
Can anybody join in with this? I started swimming about six weeks ago with the intention of doing some triathlons next year.
I did 400m for the first time last week and got it in a time of 7.53. I know 100% that I can beat this time though cos I did an 800m yesterday in 15.27. Didn't get the splits but obviously at least one of them was
Ron you started 6 weeks ago? Excellent times!
Thanks, yeah only around 5-6 weeks I think for 2-3 sessions a week. I was in a swimming club upto about the age of 10 (I'm 31 now) so I guess I had subconsciously retained some technique, although I hadn't done a proper session in the pool for 20 years until last month. I'm sure there's still plenty to work on but I'm improving every session. I think 7.30 is easily possible for me right now so I figure 7.00 should be a longer term goal, as well as achieving a decent 1500m time.
Really good. I bet that time will come down pretty quick.
6:16 for me today.
I will add your time as this Months Base time ... just start posting a weekly 400m time
Ron have you got gills? Seriously impressive times, well done and welcome.
A 6.22 for me today. Sadly I think the 2 sec drop is a reflection of not enough water time and my overall fitness declining.
Punished myself with 4 x 100 on 90 secs with 30 secs rest. Then (more sensibly) did a load of technique stuff.
Not really been keeping up with this, as it didn't fit in with peak/taper for Tenby. But I had a crack today and logged 7:30, which is a PB for me . I think I swallowed enough water to have waded the last 50 if I'd needed to.
Did a session this morning. Did 2x100m, 2x200m, 2x100m w 15s rest then cracked on with a 400m. Got it in 7.17, so I smashed my pb which I'm really happy with, although to be fair I'd never actually gone all out for a 400m before, they were always part of other sets. I wasn't sure what time I was aiming for, so pacing was tricky. I know what I time I can do now so I think I can shave maybe another 5-10s off pretty quickly with better pacing.
Finished off with 1x100m, 1x200m, 1x100m w 15s rest to total 1600m (plus warm-ups/cool-downs) which is the most I've ever managed in a session.
Just have to say I thought that being effortlessly passed by a teenage girl (who was in the middle of a 1k+ set) when you're setting a PB would be pretty demoralising, but I actually found it quite motivational!
Managed to get back in the pool today. Started the Swim Smooth programme to see if I can sort out my swimming. Absolutely hated the sculling drills.
Did manage to get 2000m done though so chuffed with that, furthest I've swum in ages. Included some lengths with paddles. Boy do you notice what your hands are doing when you have something attached to them, couple of times my hands jerked to one side as I was about to bring them out of the water for the next stroke.
New 400m time for me this week. Not a good one as it was part of the session and I'd done all the warm up sets. 11min 7seconds.
Hopefully by the time I finish the programme I'll have seen that time come back down.
One good thing about today though was I found out from one of the regulars which lanes I can really use pull buoys and fins in.
Been a bit slack on this since IM Wales
will be back down the pool this weekend
and I have had a dodgy back this week, hope to record a better time Thurs/Fri this week
Just checking to see what my last time was as I am going to do Winterswim alongside this as well ... nothing like some added motivation and the start of a 30 week plan!!
...and currently second fastest female (while it lasts)Cant begin to imagine who is in front of me!!!
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