Workin' It LCM Style
The above image is of the National Training Center pool down here in Clermont. In this pic it is set up in Short Course Yards, which I haven't seen much of since coming into town.
This year before coming down to Florida, one of the things I focused on was my swimming. I put in about 6-10 hours each week for six or seven weeks to hopefully give me a boost. All of the swimming was done in a short course yards pool.
I arrived down here in FL to a pool that is Long Course Meters(LCM) about 75% of the time. Let me tell you, there is a HUGE difference between the two and it was a big wake up call. I have been patient though and knew eventually my swim fitness would start to come through.
I started out at the beginning of last week swimming about 1:27 per 100 meters at a pace that was mod-hard. After about 12 days of swimming, my pace has dropped to 1:19 per 100 at the same effort.
I am really starting to feel good about things in all three sports. In addition, I have dropped 5 lbs in my first 12 days of training. Even though I have a ways to go, I am moving quickly in the right direction.