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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 01:27 PM
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My first goal toward Triathlon
is to double my swimming speed

Right now I can almost do a half mile in a half hour.

I checked some triathon results to see what was a reasonable goal in swimming for over 40 Athena triathletes and it seems like 35 minutes is somewhere around average.

Thanks to MissMillie's math help I figured 91 lenths is 1.5 meters, so I have to go from 41 lengths to 91.

I wonder how many times a week and for how long it will take?
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 12:59 PM
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1. I haven't even made it into the pool yet
The pool here at work (I work at a college) isn't open for open swim during lunch, and I'm trying to figure out how to get home late one night a week so that I can stay late for a swim.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 11:23 AM
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2. If I add a length a week
I should reach my goal in a year.

My goal is the 2007 NYC Triathlon.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-05 08:28 AM
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3. So I increased from 40 lengths to 41
And I had time to spare.

next week I'm going for 43 lengths.

I have to learn how to do that swimmers flip swimmers do when the reach the end of the pool.

Also after two weeks of strength work I feel such a change in length strength. Knocking on wood but I think I might actually be recovered from my knee surgery.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 12:00 PM
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4. well, I swallowed a lot of pool water yesterday
But I increased my number of lengths to 42. I also increased my mike mileage from 4.39 miles to 4.51 and on my weight training day I increased either amounts or reps or sets on each machine.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 07:55 PM
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5. That's great!
Sounds like you're making some great progress! :hi:
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-05 08:21 AM
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6. Thanks
I just got a really short hair cut so my head won't freeze on the way home from the pool (under a hat) - so I must be really into this!
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 08:12 AM
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7. Wow, what a difference 1 month makes
I'm almost finished my first 4 weeks of training.

I've gone from being stiff and almost in constant pain, feeling shaky going up and down stairs -

to being almost pain free - I was taking advil everyday, now I'm taking it sporatically. I can run up and down stairs and my legs feel so much stronger.

My only problem is I have this nagging pulled calf muscle - it was just about feeling healed and then during the Giants game on Sunday I jumped up from the couch when Tiki Barber ran for 40 yards and pulled it again.

But other than that I'm feeling SO much better.
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