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Long distance swimmer?

Well I went for the gusto today, and made the mark with relative ease. I decided it was time to try 10 repeat laps non-stop which makes for 500 meters. Considering how pathetic I felt only a month ago, I think this is a pretty significant milestone in my swim training. Especially considering this was my target distance to reach by the end of December. So I would have to say I am a month ahead of schedule.

There are 2 main points that helped me reach this point. First is comfort in the water. Every day I get better at just floating along and skimming the surface for air. I’m not taking massive gulps of air and holding my breath any more. I would say my breathing now is much more like a regular cycle of in-out-repeat. Second point is efficiency. As I get more comfortable in the water I can spend more time focusing on what my body is actually doing, and try to stream line it. It becomes very obvious when I hit the stroke right because the bottom of the pool starts to fly by. My effort stays about the same, but the distance travelled for said effort increases.

I am one happy camper this morning.

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Road to Precision part XXIII

With the end of the season approaching rapidly, I tune my target load some more by adjusting the bullet seating depth.

 

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Fitness Swimming Training

New PB in the pool

These are probably going to be posted every week, because the progress feels amazing to me. I did 300 meters non-stop in the pool this morning and I probably could have done more. My comfort level is starting to climb rapidly and I can even continue on with my stroke and cadence if I mess up my breath.

Added bonus this morning was talking with a couple other swimmers and get some good advice on form from a local triathlete. You were watching my bad form? I’ll take any free advice I can get…thank you VERY much!