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1000 Miles... almost.

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by , March 10th, 2013 at 04:44 PM (745 Views)
I'm "big-time" sore and stiff today from yesterday's sprint bonanza. Maybe if I did it more often I wouldn't be so sore, but I really don't like the shorter stuff as much as I like the longer stuff. It took me a while to warm up and I didn't feel like pushing it, so I cut it short after 2000: 2100 SCY/40-45 minutes.

200 EZ fr
200 pull
200 moderate fr
200 pull
200 threshold pace fr
200 pull
200 dolphins w/ fins (100 fly/100 bk)
200 breast kick w/ board
200 breast
200 back
100 EZ fr

I tried just doing everything slowly and focusing on technique; that helped loosen things up a bit.

I am approaching a HUGE milestone... in fact, if I had felt better today I would have crossed it without even being aware. I noticed my GTD mileage today after I entered my 2100 yards, which now stands at 110.24 for the year. And I remembered telling myself earlier this winter that I would probably cross the 1000-mile mark for swimming sometime after I had 100 for the year...

That's 1000 miles of swimming since I started keeping track in January 2011, when I got back into the pool and retired as a serious runner (not that I was ever that serious!). In 2011, as I went from recreational swimmer to training for open water, I went from a total of maybe 4 miles in January to averaging 40 miles a month by August. I finished 2011 with 342.65 miles. I swam 546.72 miles in 2012, which means that when I hit 110.63 miles this year I will be at 1000... I'm only 0.39 miles away--about 682.5 yards!!!

I think tomorrow I'm going to celebrate the occasion by swimming a quick warm-up; maybe 400 yards and then doing my first 1000 IM; I'll be through the 250 fly (just about ready to die probably) and 32.5 yards into the backstroke leg when I pass the big 1000.

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  1. Sojerz's Avatar
    congrats on nearing "the grand", and may there be many more such turnings of the odometer for you. Probably to soon to change your oil and filter, but at least have a beer to celebrate.
  2. mcnair's Avatar
    Probably to soon to change your oil and filter, but at least have a beer to celebrate.
    Definitely! Gotta keep things lubed up.
    Updated March 10th, 2013 at 08:31 PM by mcnair