Friday, March 6, 2009
T30 and a Relay Race?
Let me just say that Ryan LOVES to race, excel and be first in everything he does - set race records, get the checkered flag, you get the idea. Yep, that's him! I LOVE to race, excel and give it the best I've got and do better than I did the last time. As you can see, there's a huge difference. I may, just MAY have convinced him that doing a relay this year with me is a good idea. This, of course, was not before he checked the relay team times from the previous year. I think after he saw the times, did the math for the paces, asked if I could hold a X:XX pace for four hilly miles, he conceded that he MIGHT be willing to relay with me. I'd get to swim and run and he'd ride. While we make a good team off the field, we'll just have to see if we make a good team on the field. YIKES! Hope we don't kill each other....
T30 - this is timed 30 minute swim. We do this exercise periodically in our masters/tri class - how far can you go in 30 minutes. While it might be really neat to know that I can go 1:30 for 100 meters...it doesn't mean jackshit unless I can hold 1:30 or my event is the 100M at some damn swim meet. I call it our time trial. We had our second T30 for the year and the results are in (drum roll please)...1:10 faster than our last T30 six weeks ago. One weird thing has happened in all of this, I look forward to the pool. I like the feel of the water. While it might take me a minute to get IN it, once I'm there, it's all good. I'm liking the change of pace from IM training...knowing that I'd be out on a bicycle somewhere right now.
January T30 - 1700 Meters in 31:08 seconds
March T30 - 1700 Meters in 29:58 seconds
That's 1:45/100M for those of you who are counting and 1:36/100yards...All that mofer swimming is paying off. I didn't get the 1800 Meters I hoped for, I did improve significantly on the time AND wasn't totally THRASHED afterwards. Next time...I'll get it next time.
Not sure what trashiness I'll get into this weekend...it's warm out so the opportunities are endless! For now, it's off to the pool.