Postal 10k Planning
by, August 19th, 2011 at 03:57 PM (1958 Views)
Postal 10k Planning
I trained pretty hard Mon - Wed then backed off Thu & Fri to rest a bit for tomorrow.
I asked Charles Logan, director of the swim center swim center to drop the pool temp a few degrees to 77 or 78 and they did. The skinny people were chilly.
10k's a long way, it's:
2 x 5000 or 4 x 2.5 or 5 x 2000 or
6 x 1500 + 1k or 10 x 1000 or 20 x 500 or
25 x 400 or 50 x 200 or 100 x 100
I've lined up a counter.
Swim starts at 7:00 so I'll
6:00 leave home
6:45 arrive and get ready
7:00 dive in
will put GU & water near my lane.
plus right before I swim I'll probably
down a few gu's,
drink half a liter of smart water and
take in a little caffiene
Plan to wear B70 jammer have Speedo pro back up. I'll tie it tight and probably double knot.
I've shaved some and will shave more tonight. I get a rub spot on my right delt when it hits my stubbly chin on long swims, so I'll reshave my face tomorrow morning.
I'll treat my goggs to not fog.
Correct Pace is the key
I need to stay easy long smooth relaxed and consistent.
Remain aware of
how far I've gone, how much left,
my running time and the pace I'm holding.
I'll have my counter signal 1,000's
plus 9500, 9800 & 9900
I won't stop much or for too long.
On my previous 10k I did a stretch of repeat 100's on 1:20, boy that was a mistake.
Larry suggested 3k straight then short breaks after each 1k
1st 1000 hold 1:18's & go 13:00
2nd - 5th 1000 go 13:05
targeting 65:20 5k split
6th - 10th 1000 hold 13:20
I've considered doing it as a set of
6 x 1500 on 20:00 followed by a 1000 on 13:20
I'm nervous and excited. I know somewhere during it I'll be cursing,
why did I ever get myself into this?
Wish me luck.
My sordid history with Postal swims:
Sat May 30th, 2009 LCM Swam a 10k today
Sat June 6th 2009 swam a 5k this morning
Sun Jan 23rd, 2010 Went Postal
Sun Jan 30th 2011 HR Postal Swim take 2
1 hour postal swim January 24th, 2009