Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I'll make this short and sweet.
I know many of these threads have been made, and I have read many of them. I am training for a 200 yard test on June 1st (that leaves 77 days from now). I need to make at least 2:45 on the test, but like to get at least 2:30. I have never swam (for timed races) before until about a month and a half ago and I can now swim about a 200 yard (8x25 yard laps) while pushing myself very hard (i'm GASSED after that). I never timed myself for the full 200 yard swim but I swim a 50 yard in about 45-48 seconds (this is without going all out, but at a slightly above "comfortable" pace) so this translates to about 3:00 to 3:10 seconds for a 200 yard. My question is: what should I do to train to meet my goal?
I currently lift weights (full body workout, just started), and run about 20-25 minutes a day (without stopping) to increase cardio. I am unsure if I should focus more on building strength (by lifting weights), improve technique (i know i have poor form), or just swim?
Thank you for helping me meet my goal!