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USMS 1 Hour Postal Swim - Swim1 Hour Postal


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Rochester, New York
United States
Nazareth College Masters Swimming
Total Time = 1h 00m
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Swim
  • 1h 00m
  • 3375 meters
  • 01m 47s / 100 meters
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3375 meters in 1 hour or a 1:47/100 pace. I exceeded my total from 2 years ago. So that was the good news. I was hoping to reach a 1:45/100 pace, but it didnt happen tonight.

The fitness and pacing were both good for the event. I didnt get overly tired, and I didnt run out of gas. I was going hard at the end. I had been concerned about my fitness not being enough, but it was fine.

I felt like I never really got into a good grove though. I had a few laps where I posted some decent splits. But I just felt that my stroke was off a touch.

I remember 2 years ago, I was constantly mentally engaged by trying little stroke modifications. But I didnt get into that much tonight. Not entirely sure why. This was a tougher event mentally. I looked at the clock at like 7, 19, 26, 35, 40 minutes, etc. "Are we done yet?" It was a bit of a mental challenge.

I did feel successful in picking up my pace the last few minutes. When I hit the 3000 meter mark, I knew that time was running out. I had a number of strong laps to close.

I'm glad I did it. Glad I beat my distance from a couple of years ago. But I feel I could have done better.

After a freestyle stroke clinic late in 07, I really felt stroke with my stroke. THen the pool closed over Christmas and then I got an ear infection. I haven't quite gotten back that feel I had before. So this gives me reasonable hope for solid improvement this upcoming season.

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Last updated: 2008-01-22 12:00 AM
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01:00:00 | 3375 meters | 01m 47s / 100meters
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2008-01-31 8:38 PM

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2008-01-31 8:57 PM
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Most excellent swim! So what's your swim background?

I too did my Postal swim today...first one. 3175 yds for 1:53ish/100. A year ago this time I could not swim 25 without stopping and gasping for breath. Still got a long way to go to be "fast and efficient", but interesting to see where I am.

2008-01-31 9:04 PM
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Thanks for the note, Force. 

Swim background.  I don't have much of one.  Started swimming masters in 2005.  I never swam competitively growing up.  I actually failed a swim test in college, something that forced me to take a class.  THat probably did help teach me a few good stroke things.   When I did start with masters, I wasnt totally lost.

Great job on your improvement!  It will keep on coming. 

2008-01-31 9:19 PM
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Nice job Rob!!! Always a great feeling when you can beat a goal!
2008-02-01 7:20 AM
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Nice job beating your previous total and finishing strong.
2008-02-01 7:53 AM
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Ridgelake - 2008-01-31 9:04 PM

 I actually failed a swim test in college, something that forced me to take a class. 

So that's kinda like flunking gym, right? (just razzin' ya)



2008-02-02 8:30 AM
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Way to go RL!!

1 hr. non stop is not for the faint hearted!
2008-02-02 4:16 PM
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