Eric's Half-Ironman Training

I am now training for my second half-ironman race. The race is in Boulder this time in August, 2007. I finished the Florida Half-Ironman in May, 2007. Wish me luck!

Monday, November 27, 2006

I woke up and had ran out of time at the pool today. The swim masters group meets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. They usually swim 5:30-6:30. When I get in the pool around 6:30-6:45 I usually get a lane. Today I had to wait a little bit because there were lots of swimmers. I started swimming about 6:45. There is another pool, but its about 20-22 yards in length. The smaller pool is ok, but the distance throws me off a little and it just seems different.

Warm Up: 300 yards
10x50's (10 sec rest): 50.95, 54.28, 56.24, 54.72, 56.50, 53.88, 53.57, 54.59, 52.03, 52.35
Average time: 53.91
3x100's (15 sec rest): 1:57, 1.59, 1.53
Average time: 1:56
Cool Down: 100 yards
Total: 1,200 yards

I had three goals for the 50m and 100m repeats today.
1) To swim each 50m repeat under 58 seconds
2) To swim each 100m repeat under 2 minutes
3) Consistency

Because I was running low on time, I decided that if I could swim my 3rd 100m repeat in under 2 minutes, I would stop and cool down. I did just that, except I didn't have enough time to finish my cool down laps. The high school team comes in and swims starts about 7:30.

The schedule is working for me so far, but I will be increasing my workouts and I will need more time in the pool. I will have to figure something out. I will probably just need to come in earlier.


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