This morning at training, after warming up, I did the 1km time trial that the whole senior part of the club has to do at the start of the training period for the Open Water State Champs. Everyone else did theirs last week, but I missed it due to illness, which was frustrating.
(I’m still a bit sick. My lungs feel smaller than usual, and I keep feeling like I’m not getting quite enough air, even when I’m just standing around.)
In the end, I did 13min 42secs for the 1km distance. Not quite the best time, but it is the second or third quickest time in the club. And the comparison that I’m using against it, is from about 7 weeks ago, when I did another 1km time trial when I started my triathlon preseason training.
On the 4/7, I did 14min 16secs for the same distance, and considering that I haven’t really been training any more than I was then (only about 1 or 2 times per week, 3 if I was lucky), I think it’s a decent improvement. Well on the way to being fit for the AUG’s triathlon in the middle of October.
Considering the last time was averaging around 1min 25secs per 100m, it’s an improvement of nearly 8secs per 100m in 7 weeks.
Ideally, I would be able to get that down to under 13mins by the start of October.