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Happy post thanksgiving! Chowsh is here visiting and getting bossed around by yours truly! Swimming-wise, just maintaining this week and trying to stay in good to top condition through the New Years.
My times from our SCM meet were relatively strong - I now have 2 x #2 times, and 2 x #3 times, so what a bonus for 4 more TTs on my way to 200 lifetime TTs! I suspect they will hold in the top ten, but maybe move down a few places by the close of the season.
I will not be able to swim my big swim meet in December. I will be going to Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC for a memorial service 12/05 to 12/10.
Instead, I will use the DAMM relay meet as a tune-up to bridge the gap from Nov to my next swim meet, which who knows when that will be. I requested the 200 free, fly, back, and breast relays, and to put my in anything else. I won't wear my fast suit, but i'll take racing seriously and do my best effort. They have almost always used the electronic timing system, in the event another team wants to get times to count for USMS. I hope they do this year, so I can get my lead off or split time as a gauge.
I tried a quasi-race pace set, but in retrospect, the morning after Thanksgiving wasn't the best time to start! Yours truly felt like a beached whale whilst in the water, with peanut sized lungs due to overcapacity Thanksgiving food still making its way through my system!
The set I tried was
4 times through, 1 set each stroke:
100 straight swim, working on the turns;
4 x 25's race pace on :30
easy 50 in between; total time 3 minutes
The free wasn't too bad - 14 15 15 16
The fly was a complete fail 16 18 18 20
The back was off before the 1st 25 18 20 20 20
The breast was who knows 21 23 23 23
While we have done fast 25's on :30 for years, it's completely different when you go that elusive extra to go true race pace. Obviously I have a long way to go! And that's just 4 measly 25's!!!
Then I did "Rich Abrahams" starts - start with 4 strokes, 6, strokes, 8 strokes.
Then I did a 50 free fast
Well, i'd like to say it was Thanksgiving eating and playing host, but then again, there is always some handicap, and I haven't gotten any faster. How many times have I posted I did a :30? Ugh. Well, at least i'm not getting slower.
Here's how I did! These should all make top ten!
50 fly 31.00
50 free #1: 28.67
50 free #2: 28.39
50 back: 33.2
100 IM: 1:12.4
I swam next to Stewart Carroll in the 50 back and 100 IM! I swam between him and another really fast guy in the 100IM. I think they went 1:02, 1:04, so I thought I was sucking big time. But lo, I turned around and saw the 1:12, which was super strong and better than I was expecting for my 5th event!
I'm a bit bummed about the 50 frees, as I thought I could go faster. It is so hard getting up in the pool where I practice. Motivation is a bit tough!
I am hoping to go 24.99 or better at the local A meet in 3 weeks. I'm going to swim a "full" line up - 100 back/50 free; 100 fly/100 free. That is tough for me as I don't swim 100's but all I need are solid A times, so the times should be very do-able.
Wish me luck on 24.99!!!!!!!!!!!
In North Texas, we have a "first meet free" ongoing promotion that our current President enacted when she took office. I don't disagree with it, as any promotion is a good thing to get people to participate.
But I wish there was also a frequent punchcard, honored by either NT LMSC or perhaps all the LMSCs within a zone, and then you get some prize at each award level, like a patch at 10 meets, a towel at 20 meets, a bag a 50 meets, and a knesskin at 100 meets! There would be a firm start date, such as 01/01/14 and then the punches go into effect. No retroactive punches.
The former only rewards the newbie, and there just aren't that many! How about giving me a reward for sticking around and registering USMS YOY since 1992! We don't get any prizes, and I just don't think someone who's never swum a meet should get something for free when I don't.
Here is how I did at the local USA A meet:
50 free 25.3
100 fly 1:02.2
100 back 1:03.4
I was disappointed with the 50 free as I thought I could rather easily go under 25 and get a current season Sectionals cut (24.99). I have a current bonus cut (25.79) but on principle I like to get a current season time.
The fly was awesome! I haven't swum the 100 fly since 01/2011, so it's been a long time, and I had to relearn fly after a long break post-gall bladder surgery. They say you recover in about 6-8 weeks, but my guts felt like spilling out of my belly button for months afterwards, which is why I swam so much backstroke last year.
The back was just ok. I think I have much more in me, but my timing was off and so I was resigned to gutting it out at the end of the race.
I don't know my splits yet, but that will indicate the "quality" of the swims.
I don't think I had any mental obstacles, as I felt ready to go, even with various "handicaps". This always happens, so it didn't seem like a big deal to overcome all the Friday hurdles for the 50 free. But maybe it did affect me physically? I had a normal work week. I did normal drop off/pick up at school. I went to work. I ran errands. I helped Helen with her homework. I sat in Friday night traffic on the way to the meet. I swam in shallow pool, heat 1 lane 1 at 7:45pm for the 50 free. So maybe all those things did make me more tired than usual. Anyway, i'm looking forward to swimming the next USA meet in December!
Next up: DAMM SCM Masters meet! This one is going to be to just gut it out at 8AM in the morning for some USMS top ten times. I entered the 50 fly and 50 free, and they are back to back events. Also the 100 free just in case I want to get a split request, but that's back to back with the 50 back. And I threw in an entry for the 100 IM, since it's one price entry so you might as well enter 5 and see if you want to show up for that 100 IM at the end.
Here are my goal times:
30.99 or better 50 fly
27.99 or better 50 free
27.99 or better 2nd chance 50 free
32.99 or better 50 back
1:14 or better 100 IM
I'll go about 95% on the fly and hope that's enough to get a top ten time. But I need to turn around in about 7 minutes for the 50 free and go sub 28 if possible. Then take a mini nap, hang out in the ladies room, take a hot shower, then another mini nap in 35 minutes to get up for the last 100free/50back/100 IM. I estimate i'll have to do all those 3 in about 25 minutes total.
Wish me luck!!!!
Having been gone so long, I decided to wait until I had a good time to report.
$10 bucks paid to challenge swimmer if you make the goal time, within range
$20 buck paid to coach if you are out of the range
My stated goal time: 28.9 SCM
Coach's grace time: .5 spanning your goal time
Range: 28.7 to 29.2
My time: 28.69
So technically, I was out of the range!
Consider it a penalty for setting too modest a goal time by .01!
I am going to swim our 1-day SCM meet, and the order of events totally sucks for 4 x 50ers. The fly/free and breast/back are back to back. So i'll do that anyway, and i've been "training" to go fast 50's in that order within 2 to 4 minutes. If 2 mins, then I typically do a 25/5sec/25. If longer, then I do a blast-o 50. I have been going 31/32 on the flys, and 29/30 on the frees; 40/41 on breast and 35/36 backs, so I think I can still muster a strong 2nd 50 for each pair in the meet. I'll probably also do the 100IM, and just gut it out with anything I have left. If I can do pretty solid 1:19 and under in workouts, I would say that's anywhere from 1:09 to 1:14 in a meet.
Hello! Long time no blog!
I've been trying to keep up the speed and peppy-ness even though i've been so busy and traveling for a wedding. I'm tired and just spent all the time. Anyway, I figure a fast 50 here and there is better for me that trying to do full workouts.
Today I went
28.9 on the coach's watch. Nice it was under 29, but about 1 second off where i'd like to be on a coach's GO. I'd like to be 28.0 or better. I'd say today's time puts me at a mid to high 27 in a real race. Since I went 28.6LCM, I think that's about right. Also, my competitive advantage is SCM, since I train it year round!
I am happy to report that I am getting my fly back! I have been swimming fly with fins sometimes, and that seems to really help! I went 1:18 and 1:17 yesterday and today on a straight 100 fly, without completely killing myself. I think that's pretty good and would translate to about a 1:12 to 1:08, ranging from a strong but controlled swim to a gut-busting time if my life depended on it. Given that a 1:12 woudl make top ten, i'll lean towards 1:10 to 1:12.
Oddly, my back is totally sucky right now.
In breaststroke news, that wonderful double kick sensation is a reality, and totally no benefit of a doubt disqualifable. Not sure how I got into that habit, but I have decided to just brazenly do whatever my body is going to do, DQ be darned! I asked my coach to watch it and see if I could still pass as legal, and the consensus was no, not at all.
My first meet will be a USA meet Nov 8-10. I've entered the 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 back. The 50 free is on a Friday night, and hopefully i'll be able to go under 25.0 as I didn't break that last year!
I am finally actually almost unbelieveably feeling pretty good! You won't believe this is me posting, maybe someone hijacked my blog and posted in my place. Anyway, set your faces to stun!
On Friday, I got a haircut and an eyebrow wax. Then I had an awkward amount of time, too much hang around, so I decided to swim a quick sprint workout on my own. I went nearly exactly the same times as the week before, but my fly is finally starting to come back:
From the blocks:
back 35 high
then the team came in. I decided to stay for a bit and loosen up. But then, I stayed for the entire workout since I really liked the sprint sets! So I was actually in for a whopping 1 hour and 45 minutes!!!!
The main sets I liked were
8 x 75's, 2 rounds
I did these IM w/o free
6 x 50's
I did these fly and/or breast
I'm bummed out I won't be racing until Nov. There there are too many choices over limited weekends! I have also decided that during the school year, drylands/vasa once a week would be good. I just can't do more without bumping into recovery days! So here's my plan:
Mon - strong/sprints
Tues - strong/sprints
Wed - easy swim or off
Thurs - off; stretch only
Fri - strong/sprints
Sat - drylands/vasa
Sun - easy swim or off
Hooray school has started, our new assistant is working out great, and Baylor is open again and hopefully things will settle into the noon workout routine again.
I've been quite tired but the good news is I don't feel like I am completely starting over again. Here are the highlight main sets from this week. Of course I am modifying most things, and it's all about the 4 x 50's!
4 rounds, 1 each stroke:
4 x 25's on :45
pushoff + 4-6 strokes fast (which is actually at or past the 12/5)
then a fast 50 from the block
back: 35 high
I made myself do this set. For each set, the actual workout was 2 x 100 IMs, then a 200 IM descend the 200 IMs (3 sets). I stayed and did the 4th set as the free.
8 x 50's on 1:10
Odd: Fast no-breath on last 12.5
Evens: Fast 1 breath on last 25
I did these all free
misc. bits then
8 x 50's on 1:10 again
Odd: First fast no breath 12.5
Even: First 25 fast 1 breath
I did odds stroke and evens all free
This set I liked because there is no truth like the truth of speed play. It's one thing to plod along at 80%, but very different to get up and go go go, especially on the last bits.
I'm going to focus on the 4 x 50's and it makes it funner to train because I can mix up the strokes.
I plan on swimming 3 USA meets in the Fall (Oct, Nov, Dec)
our local DAMM SCM meet (11/16)
and a very outside chance of a masters travel meet to Az for the Ron John, 11/23.
But I just don't know for sure. I may not feel like it. But I would like to visit my sister!
We are 1 week into the annual 2 week Baylor Fitness Center pool cleaning. It seems like forever. So in the meantime, i'm swimming LCM at SMU at evening and/or weekend practices.
It's hard to say whether I am swimming well or not. The sets are quite different and honestly I don't really feel any need to prove myself, swim fast, or do anything extra special. In fact, I am now swimming in lane 4 to avoid the awful group dynamic and so I am leading the lane. I estimate I put in 87.5% blended effort, and modify some, but not as much as i'd like. Just trying to get through the next week without losing conditioning, sprint mode, or feel for the water. But I am also very conscious that I am only "treading water" and not making any attempt to "train" or "further fine-tune".
I'm not sure how fast I am going. LCM just doesn't translate. Here are some sample times:
6 x 100's pull on 1:55 desc. by 3: Held low 1:20 to 1:13's
50's pull on 1:00 held 36-28
A few 50's strong 33 high
100's kick - strong effort 1:18 with optimus fins; otherwise 45 ave per 50 on 150's kick.
So I don't think that's great, and i'm thinking the best thing to do is put on my TYR Burners and chase my swim times. Or wear my Speedo optimus fins and go my swim times.
Hooray for me! I decided to enter the last local LCM USA-S meet because I didn't want to go all summer without racing. So even though I have barely swum any LCM, I decided to just go anyway.
100 back - 1:14.2
This was a very good swim! I haven't swum LCM 100 back since 2007. I think it's my best time. I felt really good about this swim because I know I can do better. Rarely swim it, didn't swim LCM, had to swim in the slowest heat with my SCY time, so was all by my lonesome.
50 free: 28.6 (I think.)
I was really happy about this. I didn't die until about the 42 mark - and that's amazing for me! I actually felt pretty good! It was a bit slow, but in line with what i've done the last year.
BRECKENRIDGE! That is the one time I go for mileage. I am trying to make the 50 mile club AFAP. But you can only count yardage you do at the Breck rec center. And I can only swim about 3600, which is 2 miles. So it will take awhile and several trips to rack up 25 times to the pool.
I was fascinated by the book review of The Sports Gene by David Epstein in this past weekend's WSJ (c7). I do certainly believe a big reason I can swim as fast as I do is not because of training, but because of my genes.<br><br>What would really be nice to know, kind of like how every woman would like to know the absolute drop dead date at which her reproductive sell-by date is over (That sounded so Jim Thortonian), is exactly what am I doing that is a waste of my time - that is, what is it in my genes that no additional training helps at all. And also, what things could I be doing that gives the greatest percentage improvement? <br><br>Until then, I suppose i'll just keep doing what I am doing now. Which is even less, given there might only be a 50% chance that what I am doing is going to be better than what I was born with. <br><br>For example, I was out of the water for an entire week, but yesterday I still posted a 30 in a 50 from a dive. So being out a week didn't hurt or help me. I was very happy about that, since it just reinforced my belief that my genes enable me to be lazy and squander my talent.<br><br>My sister says, how can you be 10 seconds faster than me in a 50 free??? And I say, how can the elite swimmers be 5 seconds faster than me in a 50 free (LCM)???? Partly genes, partly focused training, but the real issue is - how do you know what element is the genes, and what are the components you actually have to train?
<br>++++++++++++++++++++++++++<br><br>Great Wolf Lodge was excellent! I made "gold" status, which seems to mean that you get a welcome plate of goodies and a NOON checkout - which is really a great deal. You have to go 5 times, but i'm not sure that means 5 times to the same GWL or what.
Today I was much more strategic with my set choices!
Last night I went to the dryland workout.
Today I swam SCM, Baylor Fitness Center
about 600 mixed
KICK w/fins 5 rounds:
50 moderate 1:00
2 x 25 blast on :35
alternated free/back kick, held 15-16's
50/100/150/200/200/150/100/50 on :45 base pull
===>no, of course not!
not on interval, but within the time for this set:
4 x 50 with fins
#1-3 5 seconds at the 25 - 30,28,28
#4 straight 50 - 29
Swim 5 rounds:
2 x 50 on :45, 100 on 1:30
===>no. did exactly 1/2 of the set on same interval so...
2 x 25 from dives, 50 recovery
fly/free/back/free/breast - swam around lanemates, so no times on the 25's.
Excellento! So I basically did:
10 x 25 fast kick with fins
4 x 50 fast 50 frees broken/straight
10 x 25 fast 25's from dives stroke/free
I made great effort to give everything extra punch today!
That's it! Tomorrow massage and maybe a bonus swim. I go on vacation all of next week, so who knows what I will do?
All SCM, Baylor as usual
Between last blog and now, I did 2 x 50 frees and went 29 on both, perhaps 28 high on one of them. Coach watched my last one and totally started me late, so a big discussion between coach and lanemates on how much time to "give back' to me. Regardless, it is disappointing to not actually see the 29. It totally sucks to have a coach say takeyourmarkgo! That is not one word, thank you very much.
1. I looked strong! This is not typical.
2. I had my head buried! Yes, I think I was even tucking my chin! That needs immediate correction.
3. My shoulders and head were plowing through the water. Yes, I felt at one point, I am so low in the water and my shoulders are plankton feeding....
Part of it is how tired I am, but also I feel so heavy in the water. And really tight all over. Bloated, too. Like an accordian past it's recommended PSI level.
Today we did 25's. W did
2 sets, 1 pull :45 and 1 swim :40
12 x 25's
3 5 7 9 10 11 12 fast
I held 16's on the pull and 15-16 on the swims
I did like the last 4; they were quite challenging.
I have a long way to go on these. I felt like I was "barely hanging on" instead of embracing the last 4. As much as it was hurting me, I knew it was still my competitive advantage and hurting everyone else more.
I think i'm doing too much filler bits. One of the sets was 6 x 100's and then 300 this or that, and really, I should have been doing starts or turns only. I was so confused on the interval and completely swimming into oblivion. I'll have to really watch out for anything that even whiffs of possible filler bit material. I should doubt even 50 sets unless they are on 2 min or more. Yes, that's it! I should doubt everything to give me the confidence to do nothing so I can swim faster. I feel too broken down now, and just limping my way along with no improvement.
Wowie, I should have rested today but I wasn't disciplined enough to do my own thing. I went to workout and here's the damage:
SCM, Baylor Fitness center
400 warm up
9 x 50 stroke/swim 1:00
==> no; back w/fins drills
==>no, goofed off
4 x 125 on 2:15
75 fl/ba/br; 50 free
==>no, I did them as 75's; two each IM/back
last back was 1:01 which is slow. yikes! I was doing 57-58 just earlier this week/ast week, and that was at the 100! the IM bits were equally bad - I could do sub 1:00 but today only mustered a 1:04!!
==>no, goofed off again
4 x 75 on 1:30
suppose to be fl/ba/br
==>no. I did them as
75 free easy
25 fl/50 free
50 fly/25 free
75 fly - 1:00 which was actually pretty good for how I feel now. Although in my primest form (circa 2010) I could do :52 on a 75 fly.
4 x 200 pull on 3:00?
==>NO!!!! I did 4 x 50 IM order from a start/dive on same interval
Here is where I know I need work! Rarely do I actually do the 4 x50's all out, and considering they are my main events, I guess I need to start doing this set more!
50 fly 35 (ouch!)
50 back 38 (yikes!)
50 breast 42 (ok, not too bad)
50 free 30 flat (this is pretty good)
I'm glad I did the 4 x 50's stroke as it really shows how not 4x 50 trained I am. However, I am sort of disappointed i didn't do a recovery day today. I do solemnly swear to do nothing tomorrow. Except maybe yoga/pilates. And next week, i'm totally going to swim way faster than these times. They suck!!!
i went to swim practice today!
SCM, Baylor Fitness Center
350 warm up
==>no, I kicked 250 w/fins. sort of goofed off
8 x 50 on 1:00
kick/swim, swim kick
10 x 50 pull
==no. 5 x 25's fast fly from a dive; easy swim back, rest every other 50.
Four times thru:
3 x 50 on :50 or :45's
100 fast 1:30 to 1:20
==>I did the 4 x 100's fast, and swam easy in between
1:22, 20, 18, 17
12 x 50 variables
The 100's back were quite strong. The interval was too fast for me to do all 3 x 50's and have enough recovery for punchy 100's, so I bagged the 50's and made big effort on the 100's. Those are solid times but i'd like to get even faster. I'm in the very fast backstroke time zone, but still off modest freestyle times, where i'd like to be, and that's pushing 1:12 on the last one with this much emphasis. Lots of room for improvement!
Still doing the adult fitness class! It is the surrogate for conditioning, so that I can focus mostly on speed in the pool.
Next up: backstroke drills and specific backstroke strength. I'll probably do some rotation drills, focusing on connecting the body and core strength to keep alignment. Also - starts! Will play around more with start position and continue nestle plunging in the meantime.
Today I had lots of time to do everything I wanted! The girls spent the day with grandma so I:
1. Did 1/2 hour yoga; 12/ hour pilates with ring;
2. Got a 1 hour massage;
3. Went Swimming!
4. Did 1 hour swim bench, power tower, and mat work; plus resistance stretching.
I went swimming and tried to focus on what to do to better my 4 x 50's, 50 free, and/or 100/200 back. Since I was on my own today, I decided to focus on the 50 free.
SCM, Baylor Fitness Center
400 warm up
4 x 25 on :40 with whiffle balls;
4 x 25 on :40 with parachute.
16 x 25's on :45
variable sprints 4 each stroke
4x 50 free with a dive on 5:00
2 x easy free in between
last one extra 1 minute
Never saw 29, but lots of hang time to the 31 on #1 and #4.
I thought this day was very productive. Cut all the fat out and really focused on the 4 x 50's. I didn't go that fast, but it's a good start. I had to really mentally bear down, and not go easy because I knew i'd be doing 4 instead of just 1 50. I was not happy with breathing 2 or 3 times on the 2nd 25's. I was still out of breath and so that's something to work on.
I would like to get to where no 50 is over 30.
Long time no blogging! I've been so busy with end of year school stuff and work that I haven't been on USMS.org very much lately. I am so glad it is the summer and I can get in some good training!
My girls quit karate, so I took over the balance of their annual pre-paid dues and now I am doing the adult cross training class on Tues/Thurs nights until the end of the year. YIKES! That's a lot of prepaid classes!! No, actually I really like it! It's 1 hour but we often go overtime to about 1:20. In fact, I like it so much i'll probably keep it up!!!
I must say, I started in great shape due to P90X and Insanity. Of course, one can always improve. I want to be able to do pull ups on bars where you have to bend your knee. No cheaty kicks. I cannot even do ONE right now!!!
Swimming-wise i'm not as consistent with exactly what to do each week, but manage to get in good sets. Yesterday I swam on my own and made a point of doing a fast 50 off the blocks. It felt as good as ever, which isn't great but I suppose you have to go through mediocre purgatory before really getting that awesome fine tuning. I went 29veryflatlongsecondto30 but it was still 29didn'tsee28. I would like to get to 28's as consistently as I can ho-hum-am-I-swimming-today-yes-i-suppose-i-will get up and 28sty with no fanfare. If I 28'd it now, it would be like, is anyone around? did you see that? Wasn't I awesome? (SCM)
I am quite happy with my backstroking. In fact, i've decided that my main events will be:
4 x 50's
The really nice thing about these events are when you think about what you do in workouts. Mostly sprint bits, IMs, heavier sprints on the 50 free, and any conditioning set is...backstroke! That way, I can totally avoid doing sets like 8 x 100's freestyle. I just do 'em backstroke!
No plans to race this summer. I really don't like LCM so I see no reason to do it. I will try to swim meets in SCM as much as I can, but it always conflicts with local USA SCY meets. I'd like to get some backstroke USA times in, and all my times are getting stale and I should enter some meets and built up my arsenal SWIMS times to at least within a 2 year range.
Great to read all the posts on those at nationals! I haven't been since 2008. The zones meets have been fun, robust competition, and nationals are just so late in the season.
I've been backstroking away.
I'll skip the boring bits and go to the meat of the sets:
SCM, Baylor Fitness Center
3 times through:
4 x 50's on fast pace
intervals vary by lane.
Now, I find that my back is fast enough that if I moved down 1 lane, i'd be in the middle somewhere because the people at the back of each lane usually can't really make the intervals. So in a good way, it makes me just step up big time and og last in the fastest interval lane, and drop something at the end:
3 x 50 on :45 (skip #4)
then 2:08 2:05, 2:04
At first I was a bit disappointed I wasn't closer to the 2:00 mark, but then I can see the difference in this set. It's one thing to do easy bits and then a fast 150, but to do even the 3 x 50's with an extra :45 rest made it quite tough by the 150 anyway! I was happy I could pretty comfortably make the 3 x50's. I could make 4 x 50's, but that 4th would be a lung and gut busting swim. The harest part was turning around on the wall. That took up way too much energy. I'll have to get used to that an more efficiently turn/swivel around.
It has gotten really hard to do INSANITY along with swimming. INSANITY and the like are great, but they aren't designed for you to do "double duty" with the swim training. So i've decided to just do one or the other, and simply pick up the next INSANITY that is on the wall chart. I skip the recovery day ones, but work in a total day off. I'm almost half way through.
Back indoors to SCM!
450 warmup. It was suppose to be a 500, but I just didn't feel like finishing.
12 x 50 on 1:00
suppose to be kick, but I did
1 kick on back;
2 x kick w/board/swim by 25
200 easy on 3:30
8 x 25 on :40
200 easy on 3:30
4 x 50 on 1:00
200 easy on 3:30
2 x 100 on 2:00
200 easy on 3:30
1 x 200
This was a great 200 backstroke set!
and did an easy 100 per every recovery 200.
That really took it out of me. I am not swimming with the team tomorrow. Maybe easy stuff on my own.
I am really into these ROCKTELLA lolipops. They are sold in the mexican grocery store (Fiesta) but I can't find these ones at WMT. They have 4 chili layers and sour bubble gum in the middle. The only thing I don't like is they are perfectly round, which actually makes it hard for resting it, retainer-like, in your mouth so you have both hands free. And they are nice and big, so it looks dumb for a 44 year old woman to have it poking out the side of the cheek. But then I use my right hand to hold it, which is also my remote hand, and I have noticed I must be getting pre-carpal tunnel Rocktella remote syndrome in my right hand.
I did a LCM workout! Finally went again this Sunday since it's back to sprinty stuff instead of the one size doesn't fit sprinters LCM of winter season.
warmup, maybe a 200
8 x 50 kick on 1:10
held roughly 50s kicking backstroke no equipment.
3 rounds of
4 x 50's, 100 easy
:55 set 1, :50 set 2; :45 set 3
I did them all backstoke, and actually made the 3rd set, whoopie for me!
4 rounds of
50, 100, 50, 50 on :50 base; sprinting the last 50 of each round.
I basically swam bits easy, skipped a lot, and then did 3 x fast 50's from a dive; held 32 to 30ish. maybe faster. but not sure so it was no slower than those times.
Whoopie for me! I can still book it down the pike, albeit 1 ways!