Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pace Clock Priorities

This morning I did Kris' workout she has prescribed for SDM tonight, but doubled it:

Advanced
Warm-up: 400 Choice
4 x 50 @.60 Choice Drill
200 Choice
4 x 50 Kick @.60-1:10 (1000)

Warm-up Set: 16 x 50 @.45-.50
#1-4 Free Build to 80%
#5-8 IM Order
#9-12 Free Drill Choice
#13-16 Stroke Choice (800)

Main Set: 8 x 100's desc 1-4 on 1:30
2 x 400 Free Pull
4 x 100 IM @ .15 Rest
8 x 50 Free @.15 Rest Descend #1-4

2 x 300 Free (Pull Opt.) Descend by 100’s 1 to 3.
.30 Rest
2 x 150 (Fly/Free, Back/Free, Breast/Free) @ .20 Rest
4 x 75 Free (EZ-FAST-EZ by 25) @.15 Rest

400 kick with fins
2 x 200 Free (Pull Opt.)  Descend by 100’s 1 to 2.
.30 Rest
2 x 100 IM @.15 Rest
8 x 25 Free @.30
#1 EZ, #2 FAST, #3 FAST, #4 EZ

2 x 100 Free (Pull Opt.) FAST @.30 Rest
2 x 50 Choice Stroke @.20 Rest
4 x 25 Free #1 EZ, #2 FAST @.15 Rest        
Total Yards: 7000 in 2 hours

When I arrived at the pool I noticed the minutes on the pace clock was off by 30 minutes, but not a big deal.  They were both in sync.  After swimming for about 10 minutes the lifeguard informed me the time was wrong on the pace clock and they were gonna fix it.  So at 7am they reset the clock near the end I was based.  Their clock must be fast cause they reset it at 7:03.  Still no biggie.  I could care less about the minute hand.  

Here's my list of characteristics I think are important in two pace clocks in use at a pool in order of importance:


  1. Are the two clocks seconds value in sync?
  2. Are the two clocks minutes value in sync?
  3. Are the two clocks minute value accurate with the hour of the time?
At 8am they reset the other clock.  Except these lifeguards were apparently unaware that the Colorado pace clocks don't start exactly at :01 when you turn it on.  There is an :11 second delay. Had to laugh cause they gave up and the clocks were completely off and didn't have any of the characteristics that are important in having two pace clocks on the deck.
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