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Saturday, June 21, 2014
When A Lady Pushes The Men
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
New Zealand masters swimmer Kirsten Cameron, a world record holder in the pool and a world-class open water swimmer, is the only female among men on the EC6 relay (Total Immersion in the English Channel).
Faced with a crew of men and 5 male teammates, Cameron knows how to train with the best of them (former English Channel record holder Christof Wandratsch, US Olympic Trials qualifier Steve West, All-American masters swimmer Bernie Zeruhn, British national masters champions Andrew Chamberlain and Dave Warren).
In the middle of a 10 km training session, she swim 5 x 800 on an interval of 10:30 while holding consistent 9:45 times on each 800 or a 1:13.5 pace for the entire set.
She later did 42 x 100 in her preparation to swim the fastest one-hour leg possible on the EC6 relay. Her pace and send-offs (intervals) were as follows as she dipped below a 1:10 pace per 100m while going off a 1:15 interval.
* 4 x 100 @ 1:25 + 4 x 100 @ 1:20 + 8 x 100 @ 1:15
* 4 x 100 @ 1:25 + 4 x 100 @ 1:20 + 6 x 100 @ 1:15
* 4 x 100 @ 1:25 + 4 x 100 @ 1:20 + 4 x 100 @ 1:15
Quick macho pace for the 40-something-year-old New Zealand swimmer...and the men.
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