Pushing The Swim Pace
We arrived only just in time for Daughter’s swimming lesson on Friday . . . which meant that I could jump straight into the roped off lane to put in some lengths.
After the previous week, where I’d shown that distance doesn’t seem to be a problem for my shoulder, I decided to push the pace a little. So I put in a series of 50m & 100m repeats, at a pace of 50-55seconds per 50m. So not blisteringly fast, but quick enough to mean that I was having to work reasonably hard.
And everything seemed pretty good. Too good in fact - there were four other swimmers in the lane, and although it was wide enough to allow easy two-way traffic, I had to carefully time my starts to avoid running the others over / finding that my speed wasn’t quite fast enough for quick, safe overtaking!
After Daughter finished her lesson, we did some Total Immersion drills together. She’s keen to stop her Swim Time classes in the New Year, and have me teach her to swim like a proper triathlete. I’m a little dubious about this though, as I’m sure that the professionals working for Swim Time might actually know what they’re doing. So Friday was a trial run - to see if we could get along in pupil / teacher roles, and if I could actually explain what to do for each of the drills.
- Type: Swim
- Date: 12/21/2007
- Total Time: 00:25:00.00
- Distance: 692.02 m
- Average Pace: 3:35.09/100m