I'm going to compete in a 5km outdoor race. It's going to be breaststroke competition.
It's been a while since i really did any real training, and I'm am currently not in good shape.
The competition is in august. So I have aprox 5 months for training. Last night I swom 1km.
So my question: How many times should I go swimming per week, Do some durablility vs long swims,...
thx in advance.
Extra info: The race is in a channel. (Belgium, Brugge) I'm currently trying to swim 2/3 times a week. My longest is a 1.4km swim atm. Laps of 25m per minute for the 1.4km
Yesterday, i went swimming and did:
- 1x8 laps
- 5x4 laps (2min for 4 laps, 3/4 min recuperating)
- 1x6 laps
- 1x2 laps (sprint)
- => 900m total
I'm 1.8m big and my weight is 106kg (which is a bit much at least :p) I've started to run, but have a weak ankle. So for our new years resolution (kind of a wager), my friends and I each committed to something to help our fitness. And this is why I'm going to swim this competition. I'll keep swimming I think, I really like the sport.