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2008-11-06 10:22 PM

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Today, I swam 1500 yds at 2:22 pace/100yds.  This equals about a 50 min 1.2 mile split.  For the about the 4th time swimming for the start of my season is this a good time.  Can it be improved tremendously by June 14.  Where do you think I would fall with a time of 50 min.  Now its only my 4th swimming practice so I know I can improve.


2008-11-06 10:24 PM
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xcrunner2010 - 2008-11-06 9:22 PM

Where do you think I would fall with a time of 50 min.  Now its only my 4th swimming practice so I know I can improve.


The past results of the race for which you're training is probably online with swim splits.
2008-11-07 12:02 AM
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Of course it can be improved.  The question is how often you are going to get to the pool and do you have anyone coaching you or helping with your technique.  I started swimming in January and probably would of taken more then an hour to swim 1.2 miles if I didn't drown first.  Now I easily swim 2 miles straight in less then an hour.  Just takes a lot of time in the water.
2008-11-07 8:08 AM
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To answer your questions:

NO it is not a good time.

YES it can be improved tremendously with the right training

You would be in the last %25 in a race with a time of 50 minutes.
2008-11-07 8:26 AM
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xcrunner2010 - 2008-11-06 8:22 PM

Today, I swam 1500 yds at 2:22 pace/100yds.  This equals about a 50 min 1.2 mile split.  For the about the 4th time swimming for the start of my season is this a good time.  Can it be improved tremendously by June 14.  Where do you think I would fall with a time of 50 min.  Now its only my 4th swimming practice so I know I can improve.


At least for Vineman, a 50 min 1.2 mile split would not be last in the swim in the Male 40-45 Age Group. 3rd to last out of a couple hundred, but not last. It happened to a ... friend... yeah.... friend... of mine.

As long as you keep on doing 3 or 4 swims a week, building up your distance and working on your technique, you will get better. Just in the past 4 months, I've gone from being able to maintain a 3:00 100 meter to a 2:45 100 meter on a 4000 m swim. Still not fast, but an improvement.
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JeepFleeb - 2008-11-07 10:09 AM

50min for 1.2 miles is good enough to make the cutoff.

If you want to be competitive then you're looking at 30-35min (generally).

I agree, it all depends on what your overall goal is.  I swim 2x a week right now for 1 - 1.5 hours, so I am averaging 5,000 - 6,000 yards a week.  When I start training next Spring for IMFL I will add a third swim each week.  I did Longhorn this year and did the swim in 38:39 and it was short, so if you add 5 minutes to that time, I would have finished in 44:00ish minutes, which was in the bottom quarter of my age group. 

I swim with a Masters Group and while I feel like I will continue to get faster, I might be able to make it to the middle of the pack, I can't see myself ever being competitive on the swim leg. 



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In response to DoublePlay: Wow.

Could you be a little more condescending?!?!?

It's responses like that that are why people think triathletes and runners are pretentious a-holes.
2018-09-17 11:29 PM
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Looks like you might be replying to a post that is 10 years old... how did you even come across this thread? ha
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Originally posted by pistuo Looks like you might be replying to a post that is 10 years old... how did you even come across this thread? ha

Perhaps a huge grudge resurfaced??  I was looking at that, too, and wondering.

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Originally posted by ansonee In response to DoublePlay: Wow. Could you be a little more condescending?!?!? It's responses like that that are why people think triathletes and runners are pretentious a-holes.

Some things never change.

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