That is 1500 yards. I did it in sets of 100, 15 of them. It took me between 1:50 and 2:20 for each 100, then I rested for the rest of the third minute and took off again. Between each 500 I took another extra 30 seconds. I got done with 1200 and then decided to push it a little more. Then at 1300 I was thinking that is a bad number to stop on, then after 1400 I thought about how close I was to a nice round 1500. I considered doing another 300 to get the mile but my calf had been cramping and I didn’t think much good would come from it.
It is really weird how I start to get tired and I can feel my form not quite the same and I can feel that my legs are sinking and my body is slowing down and then it takes me 2-3 more strokes to finish the lap than the first one in the set of 4. Then after just 45 seconds of rest I can get back to the correct form for another 50 yards anyway until it starts to go again. I lean toward trying to sacrifice tiredness to keep the proper form, but it just doesn’t work all of the time.
The whole workout took 46 minutes which includes 15 minutes of resting and 31 minutes of swimming.
This morning I weighed in, 213.6, 0.4 pounds over the starting weight of the weekend, so another couple days of good eating and one more good workout and it will erase all that I did over the long weekend when I entered this strange space-time disturbance that made me forget I was on the south beach diet.