by, December 4th, 2012 at 09:24 PM (470 Views)
This was the message that greeted me on the screen after I entered my yardage for today:
"Congratulations! You have achieved your goal for Go The Distance 2012
My goal pace: 464.38 miles required as of today to reach my goal by the end of the event
My actual current pace: 500.39 miles as of today"
And I got to claim my prize... I ordered the Nike jammer--haven't used a jammer in a while, since I converted to Speedo Endurance last spring. I figure the compression on the legs will be nice for the winter short course meets I'm planning to do.
Yesterday I had a 3000-yard workout, late in the day in a crowded pool (lots of lessons and water aerobics classes going on). This is what I did:
30 x 50 on :58 (:40-:43?)
5 x 100 on 2:00 (1:32-1:34)
400 EZ fr (7:00)
Today I did 3600, like so:
10 x 100 on 1:45 (evens: pull)
20 x 50 on 1:00 (hard 25, followed by cruise 25*)
200 fr in 3:30
*My times on these 50s were in the :42-:43 range, but the first 25s were at about :18 (as far as I could tell).
I'm focusing on speed and technique this week, and not overdoing it before the meet Saturday. The 1500 is already closed (they limit to 12 swimmers), so I signed up for the other freestyle events... can't hurt to establish a baseline in the shorter events, and it's giving me excuse to go easy on the lactate threshold stuff and focus on speed. I'm planning to have fun no matter what.