Monday, November 1, 2010

Success in the pool and the Giveaway winner!!!

Before I announce the winner of the Finis Forearm Fulcrum, I should share some pool adventures. Well, adventures is hardly what occured more rather just a good short quality workout.

I am finding my speed from this past season is staying put, even though my overall endurance is shot. I am VERY happy about this. So tonight I did:

500 WU
200 Kick
300 Pull
2 x 50 EZ
5 x 100 on 2:00, Main Set
3 x 50 CD

The 5 x 100 on 2:00 was where that speed was showing up. I am NOT a fast swimmer, but I AM proud of holding a sub 1:30/100 pace for each of the 5 100's. Considering 18 months ago anything faster than a 2:00/100 pace was a victory, I never dreamed of sub 1:30. I think I am getting too much rest now on the 2:00 interval. I am scared, but excited to lop 10 seconds off of my base interval.

Good swim tonight.

So now for the winner of my latest blog giveaway!

Congrats to Luke @ The Super Fatlete. You were randomly chosen via since you were entry #3 out of 40.

I don't have your email address, but I left a comment on your blog to shoot me an email with your mailing address. Congrats and enjoy the Fulcrums!


  1. Great job on the swim! I'm just getting started with swimming, and though I can certainly see improvement it's nice to see someone else improving so much. You give me hope!

  2. Congrats on the swim... You inspire me to keep on improving too..

    --kizzy marmot

  3. Great job on the swim!!! Im loving swimming! I hated it 2 years ago!! I was even thinking of just doing Duathlons because I sucked so bad!! Ha ha!! Now I have no fear and dont care!! What 2 years does to you!!

  4. LOVING this news. I would love a 1:30!!! Gives me hope. keep up the good work!

  5. PS. just noticed the add on 'blogs that I follow'.. thanks. Shall return the favor! :)

  6. Great swim Jon! Your improvements on the swim over the year just proves that nothing can substitute hard work and determination - very motivating!

    Now it is time to start doing those 100 repeats on 1:40!! hehe

  7. You know, you're really going to have to stop saying you "are not a fast swimmer." Holding sub 1:30s is a totally respectable pace! Awesome job, Jon!

  8. ahaha. just realized my last comment was on a giveaway that already ended. in my defense all your posts show up as "2 daysago" in my reader (google's fault, i know).


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