Subject: RE: Time for 1.2 mile swim
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.