Sunday, March 6, 2016

A few days late, but an improved February time trial

I'll take any improvement, no matter how small!
I had to work late Monday, so I couldn't get in one last swim to wrap up February. I'm not sure what possessed me to try to drive downtown and park on a Friday night, and I ended up getting to the pool a bit later than I would have liked, but I was bound and determined to complete a 1000-meter time trial and do it faster than last month.

Verdict: I managed a faster pace by 0:02 per 100. Considering I've only swam six times this month, I'll take it! I've still got a long way to go, but small steps forward are still steps forward.

If you're keeping track, that works out to:
December — 25:00 flat, for a 2:30/100 pace
January — 22:04, for a 2:13/100 pace
February — 21:53, for a 2:11/00 pace

Compared to last year, when I did:
January — 25:32, for a 2:33/100 pace
February — 21:27, for a 2:09/100 pace

So although I'm making it to the pool fewer times, I'm pretty consistent with where I was this time last year. Hopefully this is a bit of cumulative training hanging around. I make no secret that I'm not fast, but I know if I just keep working, I'll get a bit less slow, second by second.

Last year, I never did get faster than February's time, 21:27. So now I have a goal for March's time trial: 21:26, to set a new best time. I've got to get in the pool and do the work, but I think I can do it if I stay consistent.

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