Last big workout for the Luray International Triathlon (swim leg)

I’m going to be out of town for a few days, and will be posting irregularly until I’m back at my desk. But I wanted to pass along the workout I did before skipping town—the workout that left me confident I’m ready to push myself to swim a quick 1,500 meters as part of the Killer Honey Badgers triathlon relay team at the Luray International Triathlon upon my return.

1,500-meter time trial: 24 minutes. Obviously, I’ll be slower in a lake, without the benefit of walls to push off of every 50 meters. But this was the first time I’d tried to swim any distance quickly for quite a while, and I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

15X100 free on 1:45. The first time I did this set, I was scrambling to complete each rep by the end of it. But yesterday, I only got faster as the reps wore on, and still had a good 10 to 15 seconds rest after finishing each 100. *Major* confidence-booster.

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4 responses to “Last big workout for the Luray International Triathlon (swim leg)

  1. Nice work Amy! You are going to have a great swim leg and get the Killer Honey Badgers off to a roaring start. I feel for your bike and run leg teammates – hello pressure!

  2. You actually might be faster in a lake…the draft is a mighty thing!

  3. Good luck this weekend!

  4. wow, thats an impressive workout! You might be surprised at how fast you are in open water. I am about the same in a lake as I am in a pool. Good luck!

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