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Saturday, December 21, 2013 500 Mile Club

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I got my Nike suit today...well, I qualified for my free gift from the GTD program at least.

500.29 miles swum (=880,517 yards, =805,145 meters).
View my monthly progress | my milestones/awards | Go The Distance 2013 results.
! Most recent milestone achievement: 500 miles on 12/21.

I swam with 4 others today in the YMCA lap lanes, and we circle swam! It was organized at least. Two of the guys couldn't exactly keep up with what Damon and I were doing, but they held up pretty good.

Warmup (we all did something different)

I did:
500 Free
100 Kick w/ board
400 Free Pull
(1000/1000)

At this point I told everyone to decide on something around 500 yards or so, and we'll do it. Made the intervals work for a majority of us. Tony was a bit out of shape, so anything past the warmup was tough for him. Jeff doesn't have the formal swim team training, so he just does his best. Damon is just a year or more out of swim team shape, but he can lifeguard like the best of them!
Damon's set:
3 x 100 Free @ 1:45 Fast Pace (went 1:03/1:05/1:05)
2 x 100 Free @ 1:30 Faster Pace (went 1:04/1:04)
1 x 100 Free @ Fastest Time (went 1:03)
I had fun with this. I can't do this on my own for some reason, but with the group it was easier to go faster.
(600/1600)

Tony's set: (Tony and Jeff used fins, Damon and I no fins)
5 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00
1 x 100 Kick w/ board Fast @ 2:30
5 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00
(600/2200)

My Set:
1 x 100 Free @ 1:30
2 x 75 Free @ 1:05
3 x 50 Free @ :50
4 x 25 Free @ :25
This was just a semi-short rest mini endurance set. Felt good.
(500/2700)

Jeff's set:
200 Free @ 3:30
100 Breast Fast @ 2:00 (I went 1:20) - not sure if that was fast, but it was my first breaststroke in a while
200 Free @ 3:00
(500/3300)

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3300 Yards


This yardage carried me over the 500 mile distance for the year. That was all I wanted to get. Now it's just get in shape for my 200 Flys in a couple weeks.

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Comments

  1. knelson's Avatar
    Well done!
  2. chowmi's Avatar
    Congrats on the free suit!!!!!

    On a completely unrelated note, I ate a leftover 2-day old McDonald's Fillet O Fish sandwich and thought of you. They accidentally gave me an extra sandwich with my meal deal!
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Well done!
    Thanks!
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    Congrats on the free suit!!!!!

    On a completely unrelated note, I ate a leftover 2-day old McDonald's Fillet O Fish sandwich and thought of you. They accidentally gave me an extra sandwich with my meal deal!
    Thanks also!

    That's funny about the McD's. It's probably not as good two days after fresh though.