Hi. I am a 60 year old man who wants to train to swim 1.76 miles in 7 months.
I have been swimming 3 times a week for a few weeks now. I am swimming 1/2 mile each time using the breast stroke and the crawl.
I swim nonstop until I have reached my limit.
Should I be continue at this pace or should I be training a different way. ? Should I rest between or not.?
Any help would be appreciated.
Swimming at least 3 times a week is a great start to achieve your goal of swimming 1.76 miles in 7 months time.
I am assuming you are swimming your ½ mile each time in the pool. If you are then I would suggest gradually increasing the distance you swim up to 1 mile at least 2 days a week in the next 3 months and then up to 1.5 miles at least once a week in the final 3 months.
This can be done as a continuous swim however it would also be a good idea to do some of your sessions doing 100’s eg 15 x 100 with 10 sec rest between each one and trying to go a little bit faster than you would if you were doing a continuous swim.
Remember to increase the distance you swim each day very gradually.