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500 miles!

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by , December 4th, 2012 at 09:24 PM (579 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:

300 fr/br/bk
30 x 50 on :58 (:40-:43?)
200 br/bk
5 x 100 on 2:00 (1:32-1:34)
100 br
400 EZ fr (7:00)

Today I did 3600, like so:

1000 warm-up/drills
Main Sets:
10 x 100 on 1:45 (evens: pull)
200 br/bk
20 x 50 on 1:00 (hard 25, followed by cruise 25*)
200 br/bk
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.

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  1. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Congrats! And good luck at your meet this weekend!
  2. rxleakem's Avatar
    Nice work this entire year to get to this point! Looks like those100 times are coming down as well.
  3. David W Cochran's Avatar
    Great swimming - congrats on 500 miles.
  4. Sojerz's Avatar
    Way to go Alex - in addition to the suit, you should be accumulating frequent flyer points for all that distance. hope the meet goes well for yah this weekend.
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    nice job!!