4 minute 300
It's also how I've been feeling about the 4:00 minute 300M. It just sounds daunting! It's not a little challenge. It's, well, I don't know how I'm going to do it challenge. I had a workout the other day where I was leading the lane, and feeling particularly strong, fast and comfortable. We were doing 300's and I came in on 4:45! Everyone in the lane had a comment about how fast we went. I felt great too. Glenn even said it's the fastest 300 he's done. Ever.
Then I thought about the 4 minute challenge. Dang!!! Unfathomable! I ended up swimming a 4:30 300. A stellar benchmark for me. A super strong swim for me. In fact, a 1:25 100 is a super fast 100M for me. So, how in God's green earth... And yes, why? is another question altogether. How to get to the 4 minute 300?
Get in. Go back and forth
So much of the challenge is, get in. Get going. Swimming a 1:20 pace per 100 is something I've only done when sprinting my fastest 100's ever. The fastest I've ever done in my life is about a 1:17 100. So, I'm working on it. Yesterday I swam 50's as hard as I could. Feeling how fast fast is, for me. I swam a 37 second 50. Dang. I didn't know I could do that. Sweet! :-) Makes me happy. And, I can see the sun coming up. It's starting to clear, what I need to do. No question. Still a long way to go, but I'm starting to envision what it will take.
|Sun coming up|
|Oak at PCC, after the morning swim|