Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Achieving my new year's resolution with 24 days to spare

On the last day of 2010, I set a goal to swim 1000 miles this year.  Today I hit it, and became the 14th person to join the USMS 1000 club for 2011.

To put that achievement in perspective:
If you're a runner, it's like running 4,000 miles in a year.
If you're a cyclist, it's like riding 10,000 miles in a year.
If you're a coach potato, it's like watching TV for 24 full days and nights in a year.

Setting goals is a passion of mine.  It's what gets me out of bed.  I usually am juggling about 3-4 swimming goals at a time.  What is your biggest swimming or fitness related goal of the year?  You almost there, or did you already achieve it?

Today's workout was:

1000 free
1000 - 900 channel pace(CP), 100 IM
1000 - 800 CP, 200 IM
1000 - 700 CP, 300 IM
1000 - 600 CP, 400 IM
500 free strong (6:29)
1000 - 400 CP, 600 (6 x 100's free on 1:30)
1000 - 300 CP, 700 (7 x 100's free on 1:30)
1000 - 200 CP, 800 (8 x 100's free on 1:30 (banked :15))
1000 - 100 free easy, 900 (9 x 100's IM/free on 1:45/1:30)


9,500 yards total in 2:42
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