Yippeeeeee! I wasn't terribly freaked out by this test. I mean... truly... the swim is a VERY small portion of the event right? Essentially... if you're lacking in the swim there's a TON of time to make up on both the bike and the run right? Having said that... I still want to be fast-swimmer guy. Ideally, I'd like to come out of the water in 30 minutes or less in a half-iron distance swim or 1 hour or less in a full-iron distance swim. What's more... I want to come out of the water feeling fresh-ish and ready to go! I've done a lot of work on my swim over the last few months. If anything, its paid off in that I'm really really comfortable with the water now. SO... I went into the test not really worrying too much about it... relaxed... ready... smooth is fast, (as my brother says).
Coach Liz had the test set-up as follows:
- 500 yd warm-up (whatever stroke ya want)
- 10 X 100 yds all out on 10 sec rest
- 500 yd cool-down
- Record total time and then take out the 10 second rest and you have your avg/100 yds
Here's how it went down:
Hope everyone is healthy, happy, and workin hard!
- Total Time: 14:50
- Minus RI: 13:10
- Avg Pace/100 yds: 1:19
- Avg Pace/100 m: 1:26
So basically what that tells me is that I'm on target for the pace that I want. Wanna hear something really cool though? This was NOT a stretch for me! I wasn't tired. I felt FINE. I felt relaxed and smooth and strong. If anything I could have gone quite a bit harder. I had a TON left at the end. I'm a happy boy. I'll be even more happy once I really figure out how to pace a swim more effectively! YEE HAW!
Bike test tomorrow! Uhhh... the twigs are ready.