Posted: 29/11/2012 at 13:18
Last nights run was a 32min 5k, was going to be faster but i ended up with a stitch about 15 min in and had to slow down to a quick walk to shift it.
New swim coach for me at farnham tri, session plan was as follows:
400m warm up, using at least 2 different strokes
50m drill 50m swim for (sculling, doggy paddle, finger dragging, no fins kicking)
Main set 2000m
400m cool down
Well having only gone 500m with out a break before this may prove interesting, after doing the warm up and drills I was taking a short rest before the main set, when another coach came over and saved me. I ended up spending the time that would have been used for the main set working on some drills targeted at some of my main weaknesses. This was really helpful, and really puts how little i got out of my hour long 1-2-1 session into perspective, the guy helping me was not even on coaching duty that night, very generous and extremely helpful.
I was all built up and ready to see how much of that 2000m i could handle, but there is always next time to try that, the advice will serve me far better. I recorded doing 1500m total for the night which may be a little under what i actually did, but that is the most i have swam again, and an awful lot of that was crawl.
Tonight, will involve looking after the other half who has picked up the cold i had a few days back and a nice gental turbo session, 40-60 min.
Checked my warm down swim time, and i'm at about 33 seconds per 25min length, that would equate to a 85min 2.4 mile swim by my thinking. So all i need to do is add on 2000m, and cut the time by 10 min by the end of march, sounds like a doddle.