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Contemplating LCM 1500...

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by , August 1st, 2015 at 03:46 PM (2309 Views)
Today I did a set to test my fitness in the 1650 range, and I'm feeling very out of shape... not peak form:

4000 SCY/70 mins

Warm-up (1400/25 mins):
6 x 200 FR on 3:20 (evens w/ pull buoy)
200 BK recovery
1:00 rest

Main Set (2000/35 mins)
12 x 50 FR on :50 (erratic at first but settled into :43 pace)
6 x 100 FR on 1:40 (1:28-31)
3 x 200 FR on 3:20 (3:10-3:11, really losing it here)
200 BK recovery
1:00 rest

Cool-down (600/10:00)
3 x 200 FR on 3:20 (2nd rep w/ buoy)

I'm thinking about going up to Rockwall, TX, for their LCM meet in a couple of weeks, maybe do the 1500... see how bad I've actually gotten with my spotty training over the last year. My pace in the set above seems to indicate I would be in the range of my last two 1500 attempts in meet settings (2013 and 2014); but I felt like I was losing a lot of steam in that last 10-minute segment, so I don't know. And I haven't done LCM in ages.

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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Alex, it would be great to meet you in person at our meet in Rockwall. I too plan on swimming the 1500. I hope you decide to come, it will be fun!
  2. mcnair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Alex, it would be great to meet you in person at our meet in Rockwall. I too plan on swimming the 1500. I hope you decide to come, it will be fun!
    Yeah, I'll try to make it... you'll probably be in the heat with the 16:00 seed times! I'll be in the heat with the 45:00 seed times; no maybe not. I'll probably put 27:00 down just because I feel so out of shape. What do you think?
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnair
    Yeah, I'll try to make it... you'll probably be in the heat with the 16:00 seed times! I'll be in the heat with the 45:00 seed times; no maybe not. I'll probably put 27:00 down just because I feel so out of shape. What do you think?
    Dont worry about times. Come and have fun. The 1500m is the last event of the meet and hopefully there will be a fair number of people entered.