I like challenges. This summer I have set my self a tough one! to try and get as close to the olympic qualification time for the 1500m freestyle (front crawl), currently I am about 5 minutes off the pace… so I definetly have my work cut out.

I train in a 20m pool, so for the 1500m thats 75 lengths. I have managed it in just under the 20 minutes mark last year. However I have just started long distance swimming again (April 2006).

Update: Set a personnel best for this year at 19minutes and 50 seconds !

Name:Glen

Fajja Butterfly

Country:Scotland
Current Club:None
Previous Club:GUSWPC
Born: 1984
Height: 6ft 1″ [185.5cm]
Weight: 12 ¾ stone [81Kg]
 


Here is my training schedule which I have come up with, hopefully this will help me further improve my times!

Training Shedule,
twice a week
Session 1Session 2Session 3
Warmup200m Swim
100m Kick
100m Arms
200m Swim
200m Swim
100m Kick
100m Arms
200m Swim
200m Swim
100m Kick
100m Arms
200m Swim
Main Set1500m5x100m on 75s
5x200m 2mins 30
25x40m
25x20m
25x20m
Cool Down100m Backstroke: easy
300m Freestyle: easy
100m Breaststroke: easy
300m Freestyle: easy
100m Backstroke: easy
300m Freestyle: easy