One year later, one second faster

29 August 2021

LA Fitness - Barrie (Cundles location)


With swimming ill-advised due to water quality issues at Centennial Beach in Barrie, I took to the pool with the aim of re-setting my Base Pace, with the hope that this will mark the start of a long period of continuous access to pools, an upward spiral of fitness and training intensity, and racing again at some point.


I was at LA Fitness in yards, did the 1,750 standard "long" warmup and then swam the 3 x 300 test set on a 4:00 interval:

  • My best performance ever on this was back in December of 2016, when I went 3:08+, 3:09, 3:08+

  • 2016-01-04 - 3:16, 3:15, 3:14

  • 2018-11-23 - 3:25, 3:22+, 3:19+

  • 2019-08-01 - 3:34, 3:33, 3:30

  • 2019-12-02 - 3:27, 3:29, 3:25

  • 2020-02-03 - 3:18, 3:17, 3:19

  • 2020-08-02 - 3:22, 3:26, 3:25

  • 2020-09-17 - 3:24, 3:25, 3:24

  • 2021-08-29 - 3:20, 3:19+, 3:20

My stroke felt like an absolute wreck, with no real grasp of the water, but I somehow swam relatively fast, almost back to where I was pre-pandemic (Feb 2020) and faster than I was last year (averaging slightly more than one second faster per 100).


Not a bad outing.

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