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New Year, New Goals?

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by , January 5th, 2010 at 08:12 PM (1149 Views)
I guess I should sit down and come up with some goals for the new year.

But before I do maybe a short recap of last year would be in order.

I was still able to swim a few personal bests though not as many as in previous years. These were as follows:

SCY
50 Fly - Tie with previous best.
200 Back - An event I just started competing in with my first race at this distance being in November 2008.

LCM
50 Free - Bettered my previous best for this distance by 0.60 sec.
200 Free - A race that I had never done in this course and only swam it once this past year. My time converts to nearly the same as what I had swam for a 200 SCY in 2006, the last time I swam this distance in a meet.

50 Back - Bettered my previous best for this distance by 0.57 sec.

Goals for 2010
I'm not going to set specific time goals for this year. If I swim a PB I'll be very pleased but am going into this year with no time expectations. What I do want to do is add a new event or 2.

So with that in mind, I'm going to focus on 2 new distances, the 200 Free and the 100 Fly.
I also want to do more open water swimming. With respect to that goal I began the New Year by swimming the Ft. Lauderdale Rough Water Swim on January 2nd. It was an ocean swim, my first ever and I finished 2nd in my age group (55-59) and was also 2nd of all men over 50.

So the new year is off to a good start, though I've yet to do a pool workout. I hope to get that in tonight.

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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Great job in 2009, Floyd! And it looks like 2010 is off to a great start with your first OW swim. So you loved it, the open water? You didn't write up your thoughts on the race ...
  2. qbrain's Avatar
    I warn you, the 200 free brings a lot of heart ache and sorrow.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    I warn you, the 200 free brings a lot of heart ache and sorrow.
    At least he's not jonesing for a 200 IM -- the worst misery ever.
  4. poolraat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    At least he's not jonesing for a 200 IM -- the worst misery ever.
    I've done that twice, once LCM and once SCY. It's beyond misery. Maybe next year.