Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Great Hudson River Bummer

Who: NYCSwim
What: The Great Hudson River Swim
When: Saturday May 25 2013
Where: Christopher street pier New York, NY
Why: In this case the question is why not?

I took the train down  into the city friday night. I was looking forward to my first event with NYCswim. At 8pm I got a message saying that the swim was still on . But at a quarter to 11 I got the notice that the swim was being cancelled due to weather.
Saturday morning was cold and very very windy. So I can't really question the decision to cancel. But I'm disappointed. I will have to try again for a different event with NYCswim.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

That magic number

I think I've mentioned my magic numbers before. So far this has been true. If I can swim 17 or 18 100's on a given interval then I can knock 5 seconds off the interval and swim about 5 100's on the faster interval. I've done this several times already. A year ago I was working on 1:40 two years ago I was on 1:50. When I started swimming on a 1:30 interval I thought I had finally hit my limit. After all there has to be some point where I won't get any faster. I'm not in danger of setting any world records here. But it looks like I'm going to be able to do it one more time. next week or the week after (if I wuss out) I'm going to have try a 1:25 interval. I should be able to do about 5 of them. (probably)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Those long pool swims again

Today I did my first long pool swim of the year. My beginning of my second ever open swimming season is just a few weeks away and I need to be sure I am ready to go. I count anything over 2 hours or 4 miles as a long swim so this one just barely qualifies. I was right in line with my very fastest long swims from last winter and spring.
I figure this means my regular pool sessions have done what they are supposed to do.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

More butterfly

My wednesday swim starts with a set of butterfly. It still kicks my butt. I think it takes about 30 minutes off of what my workout needs to be, though. After my butterfly set a set of freestyle feels much easier. As in easier than the butterfly I was just swimming. It also feels much harder. As in a 1:55 interval on wednesday feel nearly as hard as 1:30 on monday