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A bit depressed after knee pain stopped me during a trail run yesterday, I decided to ignore the nice day and skip the bike ride today, and go to the pool instead. This week, I have planned my longest ever swim workout, 2000y (previous was 1800), and longest continuous swim, 1200 (previous was 1000). On my way there I decided to skip 1200 and do 1400 or 1500.<br><br>
Warmed up, then started to do lap after lap, hoping to do 30 and reach 1500y... plan was to finish in less than 35 minutes. Well... I reached 1000y in 19:58!!! My previous 1000y swim was 21:51, so it's a massive PR. I might have spent a few extra seconds, making sure I'm on the correct lap count, then resumed. Finished the 1500y, my longest distance by far, in 29:44!!!!!! Not only way faster than I hoped, but it looks like I had a negative split!<br><br>
I'm mostly happy (besides the distances) that my lap times didn't go down... they were all between 56-61 seconds, with a few faster ones in the beginning and at the end. I still remember my first Oly, when my swim took 1h01... I know 1500m is a bit longer than 1500y... like 3 minutes longer, so I see how much I progressed in 8 months (actually my progress started in December).
 

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<span style="font-size:x-large;"><span style="color:#800080;"><b>Dude!</b></span></span>
 

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Sweet, I'm glad someone had a good swim day <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
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outstanding! If I can only improve like that!
 

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Thank you for your messages!<br>
I know it's still slow... looking at past HIM results, by 30 minutes most of the people are already out of the water. I'm hoping for 45 minutes.<br>
My problem now? It's getting to the point where I'm getting the "treadmill syndrome" in the pool... getting bored with just getting nowhere. On the other hand, if I get a bit faster, then the workouts will be shorter.
 

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Hey-no fair,now you're faster than me<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> GREAT JOB!!!!!
 

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Forgot to mention... so I'm about 50% faster... 40% is due to the 2 swimming lessons I took, 10% is due to switching to tri shorts instead of fluffy trunks.
 

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Nice job, RFT3 -<br><br>
Don't worry about "slow" - taking into account the wet suit, I'm guessing that a 32-35 min. is well within your grasp ... And just think, you have months to improve (assuming you can overcome the treadmill factor).<br><br>
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Nice <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 
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