Cheetahs among the whales
Martha on left; blue cap Ann sinking next to big butt; Isabella on the right
Ultra distance Swim
plan and journal of training for the 4.4mile
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim June 11
There are eight of us, but the number is also tentative. Five women and three men. We are aged 26 to 75. One of us is committed, one is wavering, one is tempted, another is leaning toward the idea, and the other four say No way, but they're going to show up for the first swim anyway. We have a plan, but it's flexible if it doesn't seem perfect.
UPDATE:Three of us have decided YES and one of us is official lap counter/timer
and three of us are joining in the practice just for fun (fun?) Scroll
to the bottom for our post-swim comments .
general plan is to do a straight swim for time, not distance, once per
month, then do the same approximate length swim, but broken, during
the other three weeks. We begin with one hour, twice our usual
distance. S means swim, K...kick, P...pull, D...drill, C...choice.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!They're IN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was an on-line race to enter.
18 minutes after the 10am entry time, the race was filled.
|MAY 24, all the indoor training is done and it's time to get into open water. Never mind that it's around 50degrees. Gotta do it.|
|June 11: A Learning experience was had by all.Scroll to bottom|
|FIRST MONTH||week 1||One hour, slowly, using any stroke|
|week 2||1500 meters + 10x150 skpdc =3000|
|week 3||1500 m + 100,200,300,400,300,200,100|
|week 4||1500 m + 4x200, 4x100, 4x75, 4x25|
|MONTH TWO||week 1||1 hour 20 minutes, slow, non-stop|
|week 2||2000 meters + 10x200 skpdc =4000|
|week 3||2000 m + 400,4x100,300,4x75,200,4x50,100,4x25|
|week 4||2000 m + 8x50,4x100,400,4x100,8x50|
|MONTH THREE||week 1||1 hour 40 minutes|
|week 2||2500 meters + 10x250 skpdc =5000|
|week 3||2500 m +500,2x250,4x125,5x100,10x50|
|week 4||2500 m +10x50,5x100,500,5x100,10x50|
|MONTH FOUR||week 1||2 hours|
|week 2||3000 meters + 10x300 skpdc =6000|
|week 3||3000 m + 200,2x175.3x150,4x125,5x100,6x75,7x50,8.25|
|week 4||3000 m +500,10x100,10x75,10x50,10x25,|
|MONTH FIVE||week 1||2 hours 20 minutes|
|week 2||3500 meters + 10x350 skpdc =7000|
|week 3||3500 m +600,12x50,500,10x50,400,8x50,300,4x50|
|week 4||3500 m 1x350,2x300,3x250,4x200,5x150,6x100,7x50|
|THE TAPER||week 1,2,3||2 hours, 1 1/2 hours, 1 hour open water, local lakes|
|RACE DAY||4.4 miles equals about 7500 meters|
# 1. Before first session. J:Even
more reason that you guys are crazy.
!!!!! JUNE ELEVEN
(New - A Facebook discussion group has been put up
by a swimmer doing the swim-one-mile plan. If you would
like to join or begin a discussion please go to FB 0-1650 talk)