Swimming: I’m officially slowest.
Last Monday of the month means a 400m time trial at the NE31 Tri club. Not much to say about it, other than I’m now officially the slowest swimmer in the club. Of course, I can tell myself that I’ve been training for distance rather than speed, but it’s still annoying to be right at the back. Our Coach reckons I just need to give it more aggression, and hammer it all the way up to the wall for each turn, as he reckons I’m losing about a minute over the 400m with wishy-washy turns & a graceful but lazy stroke.
Not that I don’t think he knows what he’s talking about - ‘cos he does - but I think there’s something seriously wrong with my stroke. Basically if I take it easy, I can hold 40-ish strokes per pal (50m). But as soon as I try to push it, the count goes up to over 50, and on one of my laps last night, it touched closer to 60.
Maybe it’s time to get the waterproof video camera out and have a close frame-by-frame look at what I’m doing. Or even book myself in for a weekend Total Immersion course . . . £330. Donations gratefully received at the usual address.
- Type: Swim
- Date: 06/30/2008
- Total Time: 00:30:00.00
- Distance: 804.67 m
- Average Pace: 3:45.95/100m
- 400m swim time: 9:02 (that’s about a week-and-a-half)