Yes this is another one of those...I am doing ok..but want to get better threads.
I am entering my first tri (a sprint) in May and I really want to be get my 500m swim time down. So if you are a shark in the swim part of the triathlon I would like to hear from you, particularly if you were a late developer rather than a child swimming prodigy.
I'm past the novice stage of swimming and on a good week I train three times a week with some technique coaching. As soon as I could swim 750m without drowning (which was back in October) I managed 10.30 for the 500m, now I am around 9.30 and I really want to get this time down to something a bit more competitive, like 8.30 or lower. Can this be done over the next few months or am I being unrealistic?
I can go pretty quickly over 50m (40 seconds) but I use so much energy that I couldn't sustain that for any length of time. I suspect most of my improvement from here is going to come through better technique but can this be achieved in a short amount of time. Any similar experiences appreciated.