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1200s on 22:00 for 12/22...

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by , December 22nd, 2012 at 05:08 PM (675 Views)
Today was a distance day and I wanted to get in about 6000 at a low aerobic pace, so I thought why not go with another numerologically significant workout for 12/22/2012. I decided on 1200s. This was the plan:

5 x 1200 (1000 fr + 200 br) on 22:00.

As it turns out, I came in on my first three 1200s around 20:30 or 20:40 and felt good, so I went on 21:00 instead of 22. After the fourth "rep," which came in at 20:47, I decided to start the last 1200 on 21:20 and finished it in about 21:10.

My total time for the whole 6000 was 1:45:30. Considering the fact that 1000 of it was breaststroke, I'm pretty excited about this workout. I'm way ahead of where I was last spring when I was doing my build up to 10K and could only manage to hold a 20:00/1K (1100 SCY) pace for 5-6K... w/ my freestyle pace at 1:45-1:55 per 100; now that freestyle pace is at 1:40 falling off to 1:45 per 100 toward the end!

I'm definitely ready for a nap

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  1. rxleakem's Avatar
    Enjoying these numerical sets.
  2. David W Cochran's Avatar
    You are much more of a distance guy than I. I have trouble keeping count on anything over 300!
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    You're actually covering more distance than I do in my age group workouts when you swim like that! Nice job. I'm not one who enjoys to swim long 1000s and stuff like that either.