Lots of Breast! 5/18/12
by, May 18th, 2012 at 11:05 AM (1009 Views)
You're either a breaststroker or you're not!
600 FR/BK by 50
4 x 25 Shooters
4 x 25 no breathers
Pre Main I
6 times through
2 x 25 Drill :40
1 x 50 BR 1:00 Moderate work drill focus into swim
Drill as 1) Narrow Kick 2) Scull 3) Fulcurms 4) Hip-Thrust 5) Long Pull-outs 6) Bursts
200 EZ FR
Pre Main II
4 x 75 25 Drill/50 Drill Focus Swim 1:30 Odds forearm squeeze Evens 2 Kick-1Pull
4 x 50 Fast BR-100 EZ FR 4:00
Rest 2-3 minutes, then:
1 x 100 BR Fast. Broken for :15 at 50, :10 @ 75.
I came in at 1:24 which is a 1:09 unbroken. This seems a good marker vs my PB 1:10.x
Not sure if I will lift today…ankle acts up after all the toe pointing in swimming…not too bad but maybe I’ll leave it be...or just do weights that don’t involve ankle motion.
Another swimmer who coaches and is a decent swimmer mentioned I was muscling my stroke in BR. Said I should slow down a bit more on my out sweep and go a bit wider. I didn’t mind; I told her I was focusing on getting forearms together today but I’d think about it. I thought vogue was to a narrower stroke and without sounding pig-headed, my times are dropping with not going wide…what is the consensus? Check my vids from Nats (further down blog) if you want and let me know.
Later she said I took 10 strokes for a 25 which was too many but I said well I am sprinting and I’m a little tired also pushing from the shallow end usually adds a stroke. I though 8-9 is good for a BR sprint.