Earlier today I posted an email I got from a swimmer who is trying to figure out a pace for swimming the 1650. Here is the background (you can read the full post HERE) -
This swimmer was able to swim the following:
- 1,000 at a 1:30-1:32 pace
- 8x 100 with about :20 rest at about 1:25 pace
- a 600 a little under 1:30 pace
The swimmer wants to know what would be his/her 1650 pace based on those swims and do I think that they could swim 12 x 100 at sub 1:25 with :20 seconds rest. So the answer to the second question of being able to swim 12x100's on 1:25 pace with 20 seconds rest I say yet. If you can do 8 of them 4 more isn't that much. I will admit that I get fatigued in a different fashion than most as for example if you use the three examples given I'd have to guess taht my 1,000 would be at a faster pace then what I'd swim 8x100's. For whatever reason when I swim once I get into a tempo I just keep at it but when you break it up by 100's I slowly fall apart as my body just can't to get back to a tempo.