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me, in the pool

Postby ris » 13 Mar 2015 12:18

can't think the last time i swam a decent time. my 400m pace has stagnated to about 6:10 and i can't recall ever having broken 6:00.

last night i swam 6:00 dead for 400. if it's not a pb then it's certainly the best 400m time i'm managed in a pool for 3 years. a good start to the spring. :)

and i was leading out, so no draft benefit!
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Re: me, in the pool

Postby Jack Hughes » 13 Mar 2015 12:19

Well done!


Now, the key question: Why? :D
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Re: me, in the pool

Postby ris » 13 Mar 2015 12:54

i think it is a little bit of a lot of things (could you call it marginal gains?)

- i've tweaked my hand/finger shape in the pool (closed them up a bit). i may be getting more power that way.
- consistency. last year i had none. the year before i had a lot but was focussed on distance / IM. since december i've swum quite regularly - i've missed one session this year where last year i was missing 1 in 3 coached sets i think. it shows.
- all that time i've spent in the gym using the lat press ;)
- psychology - yesterday i felt more up for attacking a time than i've done for a while. during the 400 i was keeping an eye on the clock and was able to keep the pressure on.

most encouragingly i am consistently hitting sub 1:30 for 100m. if i can get my 200m times regularly under 3:00 then the 400m will follow.
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Re: me, in the pool

Postby Big_Show » 13 Mar 2015 13:25

Well done mate, great news. Is there a race in your sights at all?
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Re: me, in the pool

Postby Jack Hughes » 13 Mar 2015 14:08

Big_Show wrote:Well done mate, great news. Is there a race in your sights at all?


A half marathon....

Some bike Time Trials....


Hmm...
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Re: me, in the pool

Postby SickBoy » 13 Mar 2015 14:34

Awesome time, good work Ris!

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Re: me, in the pool

Postby ris » 13 Mar 2015 14:56

Jack Hughes wrote:
Big_Show wrote:Well done mate, great news. Is there a race in your sights at all?


A half marathon....

Some bike Time Trials....


Hmm...

Don't get your hopes up for the half, i'm pacing a friend so likely to run 2h+. The halves from the last couple of Sunday runs have been good, tho.

Entered, paid and waiting for confirmation from north Norfolk 100mi tt.

Looking for some sprints.

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Re: me, in the pool

Postby Jack Hughes » 13 Mar 2015 15:35

ris wrote:
Jack Hughes wrote:
Big_Show wrote:Well done mate, great news. Is there a race in your sights at all?


A half marathon....

Some bike Time Trials....


Hmm...

Don't get your hopes up for the half, i'm pacing a friend so likely to run 2h+. The halves from the last couple of Sunday runs have been good, tho.

Entered, paid and waiting for confirmation from north Norfolk 100mi tt.



Don't worry. I was really just making a small joke - the irony of really improving in the swim when all you have coming up is running and cycling :D
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Re: me, in the pool

Postby Bopomofo » 14 Mar 2015 01:55

Time for some Master's competitions for you, young man.

Very well done. I'd be happy with a 7:00 at the moment. :(

But don't worry, I'll get it back. :twisted:
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Re: me, in the pool

Postby Jimba » 14 Mar 2015 11:33

6mins...... :shock:
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