Well it arrived. The 2014 Pier to Pub. 1.2Km open water swim.where I was in the Super Veteran class. 5000 entrants.
There was some trepidation I must say. On holidays for 4 months (June – October) then the local 25meter pool closing for a year. Virtually no training.
Went to Belmont – some 90Km for a swim several times in November, and put in some K’s into the arms.
Anyhow the day was beautiful,tide was out which increased the beach sprint. Seas were calm. Perfect for an ocean swim.
Surprised I was that I just kept rolling the shoulders at a constant rhythm. Not fast, never have been. No paddle to catch breath at all.
Time was 21:55. Previous PB 28:06. Very happy about that.
Until next year ?
Timing over 500m – 20 laps
Lets see how close I can get to 10 minutes over the year.
30/4/2013 11:21:19 I am stretching out and pulling well but my times are longer 🙁
16/5/2013 11:08:00 Now that’s better
The Pier to Pub has be run and won. Not by me, but, what a great time I had.
This was my second entry and it was just great. Relaxed before the race. Had a warm up before my wave.
Entered into the Super Vets group : 60 ~ 69.
My time was 28:06 (1.2Km). Nearly a minute better than last year. What surprised me was that I was able to just keep swimming. There was no fatigue during the race. Tired at the end though. A lot to do with the training during the year I suspect.
Held my ground (position) during the race and was not intimidated by the other swimmers. So I banged and crashed my way to the finish line. BTW there were almost 300 in my swim wave and 5000 over the day.
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16/11/2012 1.3km in 29 minutes – wet suit on ~ 1Km 22.5 minutes Did I lose a lap?
13/11/2012 1.3Km in 31 minutes ~ 1Km 24 minutes
At training this morning, went for the P2P distance. Started with some warm-up’s (700meters), not too fast.
Then a 1.3Km with a ~150meter foot sprint to finish off.
100meter warm down
2.1Km for the day
1.3Km in 31 minutes. Sprint 32 seconds. That is about 24 minutes for 1Km
Happy with that
Water recreation squad today 2.1Km.
Multiple drills and warm-ups so run out of time for the 3 x 500 time. Got in two though. Improved.
Swimming squad yesterday 18th June.
400m 25m sprint then 25m gentle…. etc.
400m kick-board same pattern as above
50 3 stroke
50 2 touch
100 warm-down with flip turn
50 swim run
There was more but can’t remember it !
Next week 1500m time trials. Should I taper for this 🙂
Today best ever: 25 meters in 19~20 seconds. Good on me. Not bad for and oldie
Had my first 1500m time trial yesterday. Training and times as follows:
200m fartks – 3 x 25m normal then 25m sprint
4 x 75m kick, swim, pull
500m time trials
200m Swim run to warm down
I will need to improve my turns.
School is back and so is the adult water recreational squad.
I did find the use of a band around the ankles, which was introduced today – interesting. Swimming with just the band is difficult to the point of drowning 😉
20 * 25 on 45 seconds
–strong leg kicks
2 repeats of the following set
50 * Lateral kick – on side one arm out in front
50 * Shark fin – fingers slide up and down side, knee to arm pit
50 * 3 stroke switch
50 * two touch freestyle – on upstroke touch armpit and temple with thumb
2 repeats of the following set
50 * band, buoy and paddles
50 * band and buoy
50 * band
100 swim / run