Rugged Individualist. Certified USA Triathlon Coach & NASM Personal Trainer, Men's Self Improvement Coach. President of Go Farther Sports. National Ranked Triathlete & 100 Mile Grand Slam Ultrarunner, only the fourth New Yorker to finish four of the oldest and most prestigious 100 mile ultramarathons in the U.S. in only 10 weeks.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hard Work = Significant Gains! (Swimming)

It wasn't even two months ago that I just barely broke the 3 minutes/200 meter pace for my swimming. This means going under 12 minutes for the 800 meter distance.

Well, I just did that distance again...and I did it three times in a tough 4500 meter workout this morning. With a 1 minute rest after each 800.

The times were definitely telling... 11:38, 11:40, and 11:47.

Those are significantly faster than 12 minutes!

I was pleasantly surprised that I posted the 11:38 for the first 800. And then pleasantly surprised that I held it on the second set.

I did slip a little on the third set. The water was very warm and I was starting to overheat in the water. Towards the end of the last 800 I was actually starting to dry heave in the water due to the heat.

But I held it together and still posted a time a lot better than 12 minutes.

I am going to do very well with the swim portion of my triathlons. Once this weather warms up, I'll more accurately gauge where I am with the cycling and the running. I think I'll be pleased there too. :-)

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