Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Swim Test!

One of the interesting things about this plan is that it is on a three week schedule, with recovery being in the third week.  This is a little different from your normal four week schedule.  Let's run with that.  I'm not a big fan of swim tests.  OK.  I'm not a fan of working really hard.  Yea, that's a problem.

No matter how fit I am, training hurts...

and all that stuff.

So, I went to the pool this morning and did my test.  I warmed up for four hundred yards, took a breather, then I was off.  The test itself went rather well.  I thought I did a pretty good job of being consistent.  There were a few spots where I got tired and slowed a bit, but I really wanted to give it my best effort.  I only swallowed one mouthful of water too.  Yup.  That's a bonus :-)

It took me 17 minutes exactly to swim 10x100 yards with 10 seconds rest.  That comes to 1:33 seconds per 100.  This gives me an equivelent of 1:40 per 100 METERS.  Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.  That's about 10 seconds slower than my peak at the end of last year.  Again, my shoulders and arms felt fine.  I think I really need to concentrate on my aerobic/anaerobic engine.

Wes

19 comments:

Kim said...

ummmm we had the same swim test and you BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER!!!!!! holy shit wes, awesome job!

Stef said...

GREAT JOB WES!!!

Missy said...

Nice work!!! Way to go. You have to be thrilled with that.

Wes said...

Yea, I am thrilled. I swim good :-)

Karen said...

Yes... I saw your status on facebook!! Very well done my friend,I am eternally jealous!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Nice job with the swim test, Wes. Sounds like you are in a great position to begin your 2009 season.

Dee Dee said...

freaking fishy!!!!

Jennifer Harrison said...

GLAD to see your A$$ is back in the pool...and working hard, Wes...not that you are a slacker, OH NO! But, nice test!
PS Did you chant: I LOVE TO SWIM, I LOVE TO SWIM before you got into the water? That helps a ton!

LBTEPA said...

good one Wes!

teacherwoman said...

Only 1 mouthful of water?!?! Way to go!

Shannon said...

Can you be my swim coach? Seriously, not in a Shannon-is-a-smartass kind of way.

You rock, I wish I could post times like that. You rock....keep posting those awesome times.

Michelle said...

You are such a good swimmer! I'm jealous!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

you are rockin' in the water!

Makita said...

Whooo hooooo!! Back in the pool! :D

Jess said...

Wow nice job on the swim test! Must feel good to be back in the pool!

Marcy said...

" I'm not a fan of working really hard. Yea, that's a problem"

Ooooo how I love you! LMAO! I think we're working the same dealio!

GREAT JOB WES!! Whoot!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Awesome. And...I'm going to have to come to you to compare notes when I get back in the water. I've got to make it interesting. :D

Missy said...

Now that you got your swim game on...just found a 4.5 mile swim downstream in Chattanooga?!?!?!? C'mon, it'll be fun.

J~Mom said...

Nice job Mr. Fish!!