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08 July 2009 @ 06:10 pm

tersa, who has been swimming with a local Masters club, expressed admiration of my 9 minute 500 the other day, and supposed that I’d be in the top group in her club, which requires an ability to swim 100 meters on 1:50, which means the swimming and the resting all have to be done in that time period. So, being competitive with myself if no one else, this morning I gave it a shot, to see if I could.

I did the first one on 1:33, which is probably not *quite* as absolutely fast as I can go in my current condition, but is getting fairly close, and the second on about 1:40, and then stood around gasping instead of trying for a third. I might’ve made a third, just. I wouldn’t have made a fourth. :) I said I might try again tomorrow, but I think I’ll be less ambitious, and try again next week. Especially since my shoulder’s acting up tonight.

miles to Minas Tirith: 450.4
ytd km swum: 51

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: soresore
Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on July 8th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Dude. 1:33 100 is damned good.
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was reasonably pleased with it!
Alix (Tersa): Swimming3 (tersa)tersa on July 8th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
You might try what I was doing there for a while, and doing fist stroke on whichever arm/shoulder is causing you fits.

I started doing actual real strokes today, and I was okay. I think the slow build-up has helped immensely.
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
That's probably a very good idea. I don't know that I'll *do* it, but I will agree it's a good idea! :)
Brian: panda bouncinglogrusboy on July 8th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yay, you!