Saturday's Swim Report - The 5th Time Is A Charm For Olympic Swimmer & Other Swim Bits
Chad le Clos - Rio 2016

Don't Call It A Swimback Swim Workout

Typepad was down most of the day but it seems to be back.  So here is today's swim...

Garbage Yardage or Building It Up?  Either way today's swim was all about getting to some distance swim in.  I haven't swam at all this week and I had my family in town so instead of lap swimming I was at the pool with the kids playing around.  So today it was crunch time.  I am sort of deciding on swimming my first USMS Meet in 2 years so I really got to get going.  This swim meet will be LCM and I was hoping had the 1,500 but now I'm looking at the entry form and the longest distance is 400 LCM.  Oh well, I swam a 1650 SCY for nothing.  Well not for nothing.  

Warm Up
400 Swim
500 Kick

10157192_10152188759309737_9054488507813942612_nYeah, a 500 kick.  I was just stretching out the warm up.

I then pulled a 1650 with paddles.  

Distance:     1,650 yd
Pool Length:     25 yd
Time:     23:06
Avg Pace:     1:24 min/100 yd
Calories:     330 C
Avg Efficiency :     32
Avg SWOLF :     29

1    2:57.0     200     1:28
2    2:48.5     200     1:24
3    :00.6     0     --:--
4    :00.6     0     --:--
5    2:51.3     200     1:26
6    2:44.7     200     1:22
7    2:46.2     200     1:23
8    2:41.8     200     1:21
9    :37.2     50     1:15

At the flip turns of each 200 I paused my watch quickly and restart it to get my pacing.  Something went wrong and missed two of them.  I know I wasn't trying to go fast or anything but that time is so so bad.  Now I'm glad there is no 1500 LCM at the meet.  Maybe I'll just swim the 400 IM and 400 Free.  Oy!

So 2,550 yards this morning.  Garbage Yardage I guess.  I really need to get my swimming together in the next 4 weeks before the meet.  Once a week swimming isn't going to do it.

My Progress for Go The Distance 2014
Month    Total Distance
Jan    2.76 miles (=4,850 yards, =4,435 meters)
Feb    4.15 miles (=7,300 yards, =6,675 meters)
Mar    5.82 miles (=10,250 yards, =9,373 meters)
Apr    4.01 miles (=7,050 yards, =6,447 meters)
Total    16.73 miles (=29,450 yards, =26,929 meters)

I really got to get swimming this month and next! 


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