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My Coach had me do a swim session last night that included 5 x 500m that were to be swum at what I would consider IM pace but with throwing in a fast 50m every 200m . I had 30secs rest between each set and I was to time each set but not look at the clock until I had finished the entire session<br><br>
The Times for the 5 sets were<br>
1--9:23<br>
2--9:26<br>
3--9:21<br>
4--9:27<br>
5--9:23<br><br>
2 things from this<br>
one was just how consistent my swimming has become - all the drills are paying off - every time i counted strokes per length it was always 20-21 always<br><br>
and the second was that I am right on target for my sub 70min swim in Germany<br><br>
My point is keep doing the drills in the pool they really work<br><br>
Neil
 

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Neil, that is some amazing consistency without looking a watch. Wow. Keep up the great work! 5x500.... I would be very scard to try something like that..
 

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Rock on, Neil... that's mighty impressive, and ultimately consistent!<br><br>
IMG... here you come!
 

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Great job! I don't think my watch has high enough numbers to count a 5x500m repeat session for me. It resets itself after about a day or two! Great job.
 

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Nice work. Good to see training pay off in that kind of consistency.<br><br>
Hope you're not making the fatal mistake of getting attached to a swim goal for your IM, though. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> It's a loooong day out there and even going 50% over your 70min goal is not that big of a deal in the big picture. Your best friend will be a nice even disposition...no really high highs and no really low lows.
 

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Cheers Stu<br><br>
I have certain time goals that I would like to do but if it all goes wrong for part of it I will not let it get to me -I AM TOO STRONG MENTALLY<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Last year in my 1/2 IM in Belgium I was over 10 mins slower on the swim than the previous year - I knocked my shoulder and thought I wouldnt be able to finish the swim - I did and set off on the bike 12 mins behind the previous year and probably closer to 15 behind were I wanted to be - I ended up finishing the day nearly 30 mins ahead of the previous year SO i will head your advice and not get too worried -<br><br>
As long as I cross the finish line in under 16hrs I will be happy I do not want to (Sorry I will not ) DNF - It will not happen anything better will be a bonus<br><br>
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That's fantastic, Neil! Way to go on the consistent pacing. That's tough, and you did a stellar job. What a great incentive to keep doing drills!<br><br>
Meg
 
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