Tricky day to day trying to combine keeping the February Fitness Challenge going with competing in a swim meet.
Regular readers of this column know that I generally hold the concept of warming up with a degree of disdain, however today ‘s aim was to keep the yardage up, so I found myself covering 1800 metres in two warm ups along with at least 750 metres of swim down and 900 metres of racing.
All of this swimming lark is of course rather unusual for the Bingeswimmer. I wasn’t expecting much in terms of results as quite frankly I am knackered, and laying into the red wine yesterday evening might not have been the smartest preparation.
However my 4 freestyle events were ok and even showing some signs of improvement. Also, although there was no wedgey thing on the back of the block I was persevering with the track start which seems to have improved the time it takes to actually propel myself into the water.
Not too shabby for a February swim meet although the least said about the 50 back and the 100 fly the better.
I think the one redeeming feature of the latter was the fact that I didn’t manage to get disqualified.
I’m getting a bit carried away by these competitions and I’m seriously thinking about Billingham next month. Carlisle, Blackpool, Billingham who says the life of a Bingeswimmer isn’t glamorous?
- Feb 19th North West Masters
- AM 1200 warm up
- 50 back. 44.
- 100 free 1.14
- 400 free 5:36
- 150 swim down
- PM 600 warm up
- 200 free 2:38
- 100 fly 1;44
- 50 free 34.45
- 600 swim down
- 3550 Total