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1st 400 IM in 10 months

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by , September 9th, 2017 at 05:57 PM (59 Views)
I've been farting around in the pool lately, a bit more focused than I was over most of the year, but still going only about 10K total yards per week and still reluctant / fearful to push anything too hard. As I'm swimming the Jamina Winston meet in Mesa - https://www.clubassistant.com/club/m...i=153531321456 - in two weeks and I have been swimming about 95% pain-free in my shoulder, I decided that I really need to get off my butt and start doing some workouts. My efforts since my last post (http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?5013-pwb) have all been variants of that, some a bit longer, many shorter.

Today, I decided to look at my entries for the meet:

Event
Number
Sex Distance Stroke Time Date
4 Men 50 SCM Breast 0:39.99 09/23/2017
9 Men 100 SCM IM 1:09.99 09/23/2017
12 Men 200 SCM IM 2:28.99 09/23/2017
16 Men 50 SCM Free 0:29.99 09/23/2017
20 Men 400 SCM IM 5:19.99 09/23/2017

... and try each event in the order above from the blocks in my backyard. Thanks to my great new clock (https://www.1001pools.com/single-pos...gles-Swimnerds), I was able to see in very big, bold digits just how far I have to go!!

Warmup sets (950 SCM)
  • 1 x 400: IM, kick-drill by 25
  • 6 x 50: on 0:55, free swim, descend in 3s, 1st 3 w/snorkle (0:40 -> 0:38), 2nd 3 straight swim (0:38 -> 0:36)
  • 8 x 25: on 0:40, odd laps easy drill, evens build swim
  • 1 x 50: scull


Meet Simulation (1,800 total)
Race the above 5 events in order, with a 4 x 50 active recovery after each (on 0:45, 0:50, 0:55, 1:45 to 2:15) with the 1st two 50s free and 2nd two 50s back
  • 50 breast - 0:40
  • 100 IM - 1:19+
  • 200 IM - 2:49
  • 50 free - 0:31
  • 400 IM - 5:43


TOTAL: 2,750 SCM

Comments:
  • When I made my entries, I looked at my slowest ever recorded race times and then added what I thought was a sufficient buffer to reflect my lack of training. Clearly, I have a long way to go in two weeks!
  • However slow I was, it felt good to actually try to swim fast.

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  1. Karl_S's Avatar
    50 breast - 0:40
    100 IM - 1:19+
    200 IM - 2:49
    50 free - 0:31
    400 IM - 5:43
    Interesting results.
    First, going a 5:43 400 sounds quite good given a 2:49 200. Your endurance may not have suffered too terribly. 2:49 200 seems just about right given a 1:19 100.
    Second, despite great historical proclamations to the contrary, NOT all men are created equal. Several months rehabbing and not swimming, then a few months training only 10k/week and you throw down a 4IM time I could not touch in top form. 'good luck keeping the train-ing going in the right direction.