Best 50-metre time?

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    Feb 02, 2016 6:58 AM GMT
    I found a 50-metre pool recently and love it. What's your best 50? I can swim a 50 in 45 seconds, and that's with no legs. I can't maintain that pace, though. When I try and do another 50, I come in at 50 seconds. By the time I do my third 50 I'm coming at 1:01.

    I'm currently swimming 45 minutes a day. I love the 50-metre, but it just wears me out. The beauty is that I can eat a lot of carbs and it won't stick. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 02, 2016 6:10 PM GMT
    I love LC, too, and am just about to head out for my workout. As for best time, back, back in time we go, to when I swam on a gay swim team in SF in the '80s and managed to get a 58' in the 100 yard in a 25' pool. That would make my best LC time around 30'. I'll time myself today and see how I'm doing now, since it's been years since I've raced or even been timed. My usual workout is around 1500m of free, breast, side, and back, and takes me about 45-50 minutes. ~~I LOVE IT!~~
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    Feb 02, 2016 7:30 PM GMT
    runner1701 saidI'm currently swimming 45 minutes a day. I love the 50-metre, but it just wears me out. The beauty is that I can eat a lot of carbs and it won't stick. icon_lol.gif

    Be careful, that's how I got fat. icon_biggrin.gif
    But with me it was running. I moved and wasn't able to keep running in my new place but I maintained my eating habits, and got older; age always helps with gaining weight. I went from 175 to 240.
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    Feb 02, 2016 8:25 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    runner1701 saidI'm currently swimming 45 minutes a day. I love the 50-metre, but it just wears me out. The beauty is that I can eat a lot of carbs and it won't stick. icon_lol.gif

    Be careful, that's how I got fat. icon_biggrin.gif
    But with me it was running. I moved and wasn't able to keep running in my new place but I maintained my eating habits, and got older; age always helps with gaining weight. I went from 175 to 240.


    I'm no longer running but when I was in my early 20s I was still able to run 10 miles in less than 70 minutes. I work out in a gym, walk, and ride a bicycle. My weight went from about 145 pounds to about 146 pounds so apparently my no longer running did cause me to gain weight.
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    Feb 02, 2016 8:48 PM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2016 1:02 AM GMT
    OK, in the interests of full disclosure, I timed myself in a 50m free in a LC pool today, from an in-water start, and came in at a totally miserable 55'! File that one under Worthless Tits!
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    Lumpyoatmeal saidDunno if you're a dog person but I always feel the need to proselytize Canine Companions for Independence to anyone who's in a wheelchair. They have an outstanding breeding program and produce dogs with a wonderful temperament and they're extremely well trained. Not only is the dog helpful but they're also great buddies, and they're a great ice breaker when you're out and about; people feel more comfortable approaching you when you have a happy friendly dog beside you. Here in CA they have centers in Santa Rosa and San Diego. And they're free.
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    I only use my wheelchair to go to the bathroom to shower. I wear my prosthetic legs 16+ hours a day. I love dogs as I grew up always having a dog, but I don't want that responsibility right now in my life.
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    Feb 03, 2016 1:34 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidOK, in the interests of full disclosure, I timed myself in a 50m free in a LC pool today, from an in-water start, and came in at a totally miserable 55'! File that one under Worthless Tits!

    I'm not saying this to be mean, but you have an excuse. I'm sure I'll get slower in time.
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    Feb 03, 2016 3:06 AM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2016 5:57 PM GMT
    runner1701 said
    MGINSD saidOK, in the interests of full disclosure, I timed myself in a 50m free in a LC pool today, from an in-water start, and came in at a totally miserable 55'! File that one under Worthless Tits!

    I'm not saying this to be mean, but you have an excuse. I'm sure I'll get slower in time.

    No offense taken, but there's no excuse: I just need to swim more and better! There are A LOT of Masters swimmers in my age group who are doing the LC 50m under 30' - and the record is now 25.23, which is pretty damn good. Those times are off the block, but you get the idea - and I can take a hint. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 03, 2016 11:14 PM GMT
    Once upon a time I used to race and I used to do SC under 26, and LC about 26. It's been years since I've been in a pool to race/train though...
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    Feb 09, 2016 9:03 PM GMT
    sideout saidOnce upon a time I used to race and I used to do SC under 26, and LC about 26. It's been years since I've been in a pool to race/train though...

    26 seconds for LC? How old were you then, 15?
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    Feb 16, 2016 4:05 AM GMT
    My fastest was 45 seconds, I'm trying to get under that though. But if I swim 500 meters, then my pace per 50 meters is 1 minute.