Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Swimming by the numbers

  • 7: Number of swim workouts I had between Jan. 1 and Mar. 15, 2005
  • 17: Number of swim workouts I had between Jan. 1 and Mar. 15, 2006

  • 1200: Average meters per workout between Jan. 1 and Mar. 15, 2005
  • 1500: Meters in an Olympic-distance triathlon swim
  • 1931: Meters in a half-Ironman-distance triathlon swim
  • 2100: Average meters per workout between Jan. 1 and Mar. 15, 2006
  • 3000: Meters in my longest swim workouts to date
  • 3862: Meters in an Ironman-distance triathlon swim
  • 9: weeks until my first Olympic-distance triathlon of 2006
  • 12: weeks until my first half-Ironman distance triathlon of 2006
  • 33: weeks until my first attempt at the Ironman distance
  • Immeasurable: My increase in swimming confidence in one year

9 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Man you like to number crunch...are you an accountant in your other life? :-)
The only numbers I keep are splits/finish times and I must admit, I count laps subconsciously!

nancytoby said...

Maybe I should have added some more context - but the numbers show me something important!

Namely, that I believe that I'm way farther ahead toward swimming the IM distance now than I was at this time last year for swimming the Olympic distance (only 9 weeks before the event).

No, I'm not an accountant, but I used to be a scientist. :-)

Sara said...

What is the dif between an Olympic tri and a normal one?

I did it! I ran for an hour today, which I think is about 5-6 miles. I definitely know I ran 2 miles because it is measured for us on the path. And then it is about 1-1.5 to the path from the house. I feel great.

nancytoby said...

Sara:
Olympic distance is just one of the standard triathlon distances - longer than a "sprint" (which doesn't really have a standard length): 1500 m swim, 41K bike, 10K run.

That sounds like a LOT! Don't do too much too fast!

Cliff said...

I like the last part. 5 months ago I can swim 2 laps. Yesterday morning i swim 40 laps. :O

There is still a lot of imrpovement but i think this is off to a good start.

Christine said...

I love that you broke down your training number like that. It really shows that what you are doing is working. You're so close to IM distance! Keep it up.

mipper said...

this is just great Hancy! you have made so much progress. that is amazing! keep it up you fishie!

tri-mama said...

Those are very reassuring numbers-maybe you could balance my checkbook:)

Mojo said...

You motivate me to keep better track of my training!

It looks like you are ahead of the game this year. You have more than doubled your training times from last you. You should be proud!