You folks rock! All this distance talk!
I swam a 5000 last month, actually 5500, unfortunately it was not a Postal Swim. It should have been. It was a fundraiser for the United Way. I swam 5000 in 1 Hr 50 Min, followed by a 500 cool down. Two hours total. SCM outdoor pool.
Last evening I did the 3000 Postal Swim in 55 minutes. That was 4 minutes faster than last year. SCY indoor pool. I need to register for this Postal now that I have swum it.
Can hardly wait for November. Minnesota Masters Postal Pentathlons here I come! I will do all three. Then onto Davis Aquatic Masters Brute Challenge. I am ready!
No one around where I live are interest in doing these. I am the only one in this area who does them. Sad. On the other hand I get all the bragging rights in the area! WoooHoooo!
Today I swam my first-ever LCM 200 fly. Was it slow? Yes. Was it pretty? Probably not the whole time. But I did it, and probably could have kept going. I guess I'm now ready for Butternuts.
Excellent job conquering that difficult event, Jet! Long and strong for that butternut swim!
I'm sure "long and strong" is great advice; but since a picture's worth 1000 words, might as well post your very, very long but strong butternutter swim from not quite two weeks ago. Definitely deserves an attaboy! Those cheers you hear at the end were definitely the loudest for that whole meet. (Hope you don't mind me posting this, coach!)
While I was off gallivanting around in Indianapolis, my teammates went to a local LCM meet. It was the the masters debut of one of them and another's first swim meet ever. They both won their age group high point awards as did another teammate, and the team won our very first team high point trophy!
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WooHOOOO Jethro! Welcome to the club! How did it feel? Did it feel like you could keep going past 500? For me, once I got past 500, I was able to continue by keeping the glides long and slicing my stroke out at the waist, rather than pushing back further towards my thighs. I also kept the kick easy.
Definitely sign up for Butternuts; the t-shirt is cool. I wear mine with pride!