A few weeks ago (well 8 to be exact) I posted about the improvements that I had made in swimming, which had been my focus all off season. In particular I had trimmed 1:14 off of my 1000 yd Time Trial time. This had come after eight weeks of hard work in the pool. The improvement surprised me a little bit, but I knew I didn't want to stop there.
I decided another 8 weeks of hard work were in order. I wasn't expecting gains akin to the first eight weeks, but I was certain that I could reach my goal of going under 16 minutes for the time trial.
So last night I hopped in the pool again to gauge my progress. I ripped off a 15:37, a time that I am very pleased with. It works out to a pace of 1:34 / 100 yds. I dropped a total of 1:44 from when I tested in November.
I can't wait to see where this lands me come race season. I may have just swam my way out of the middle of the pack!