Now about that swim. Today's workout was nothing remarkable, except it was in the "warm" (86*F) pool at the Y because the "cool pool" where I usually swim was closed for maintenance. So I had a toasty time and worked on EVF (Early Vertical Forearms) and wide arms and slipping my hand into the water near my ear and keeping a gliding extended arm.
3450 yards. If I had kept up a proper lap count I would have done another 100 yards to break 2.0 miles, but my arms were getting tired so I stopped.
Just for my own personal blog record, here are my workout times for various distances, done consecutively:
- 100 yards: 2:10 (= 2:22/100 METERS pace)
- 200 yards: 4:40 (2:20/100 yard pace)
- 300 yards: 7:19 (2:26/100 yard pace)
- 400 yards: 10:03 (2:31/100 yard pace)
- 1200 yards: 31:22 (2:37/100 yard pace)
I can tell my shoulder muscle endurance is down because I haven't been doing that many swim workouts lately. I need to get it back up to 2 to 3 times per week for the next 7 or 8 weeks.
Update: Here's a more recent photo of Dave the Champion! (Strangely tilted, though. He actually has a fabulous horizontal-back aero position.) YOU DA MAN Z!!