Posted by FLATOUT JIM in swim
I can’t get my head around how good my swimming has been going. I don’t want to sound boastful, but lately, whenever we are setting up the intervals in our lane, I always underestimate my ability.
Last night was no exception. The main set, focused on drill/swims and 100’s broken down like this.
200 Drill/Swim (Shark Fin)
6 x 100
200 Drill/Swim (3 stroke, 8 kick)
5 x 100
200 Drill/Swim (Fist)
4 x 100
The key was to pick an interval for the first set of 100’s that would give you 10 to 15 seconds rest on a moderate pace. And that’s where I have trouble believing in my ability.
We set out on 2:00 for the first set, but despite my effort to swim excrutiatingly slow, I was still 1:39, 1:42, and 1:41 on the first 3. so I dropped back to 1:55, and still had no problem making it with 10 seconds rest.
The water felt great. I was feeling loose and relaxed, and again had no issue making the 1:50. When we started the 1:45, I was still able to make it. Just barely; stop, look at the pace clock, then go; but I made it.
I finished with a short cooldown, then home for supper, and log another 2500m. And that was my Sunday night.
So I guess the moral of the story is, trust your abilities.