by, March 26th, 2009 at 09:07 PM (1145 Views)
Have been a little light on the swimming this week. It has been hard to hit the indoor pool with the wonderful weather we have been having. The pool where I swim is 40 years old - I like to call it "The Dungeon." In another two months, I guess I can hit the outdoor pool where we belong.
Warm-up: 100 swim, 100 kick, 100 pull
7 x 100 back on 2:00 - focus on quicksilver stroke technique
6 x 50 hard on 1:15 - odds are fly and evens are free
300 kick with fins - 100 kick on back, 100 kick on side, 100 kick on front
8 x 25 - hard on :45 - alternate 2 x 25 fly with 2 x 25 free
4 x 25 - 12.5 all out, 12.5 easy (Do 2 free and 2 fly)
Total yards: 2000
Immediately followed by a 3.7 mile easy run which was done in 34:43.
1. Interesting how one basic technique change in your stroke can make all the difference. I've been focusing on what quicksilver said about keeping the shoulder "high and dry" on backstroke. I feel like my rotation is so much better and that I am "swimming downhill" now. Kind of excited about swimming backstroke again and can't wait to try it out at a meet.
2. I wonder if SDK is for everybody. I noticed in the Olympics that Dara did not make much use of it on her 100 free. You could really see the difference between her style and Natalie C. who really took advantage of it. I've tried doing it on my 50 fly in prior years (back in 2001) and I didn't see an advantage. I don't have good flexibility in my lower back, so maybe I'm not getting as much out of my kick as others would.