Friday, Oct. 12
by, October 12th, 2012 at 04:27 PM (699 Views)
6 x 50 fly drills @ :20 RI
10 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :40
10 x 25 burst dolphin kick + cruise @ 1:00
10 x (25 AFAP from dive or block, rolling on :59 + 75 EZ) @ 3:00
2 fly (12 high)
4 back (12 high)*
2 breast (16s)
2 free (12 flatish)
* Experimented with a different start in back. Lately, I've been flat backing a lot of my starts. Not enough back arch or toe flick or something. Today, I tried leaning back further ala Coughlin or Noriko. This causes me to go deeper, but I had a cleaner entry for 3/4 starts. Though I think this might work better with a throwing your arms straight back kind of start. Mine go to the side (see blog avatar). Also, with a deeper start, I need to be more careful about kicking up to the surface on time to not blast past 15 m. Not really sure which way is actually faster ...
2 x (broken AFAP 100 w/fins + 200 EZ)
-- break :10 @ 50 & 75
-- fly, :49
-- breast, :56
-- wanted to do another but was engaged in a long convo by a lifeguard
30 x 25 burst + cruise dolphin kick on back w/fins @ :30, cruised #16
-- wanted to do some parachute work, but had to get home to Lil Fort.
I wasn't at all tired from yesterday's AFAP efforts, so went for my 4th HIT workout of the week. The ultra kick set seemed to take forever. Not sure if I'll do a recovery swim this weekend or go to Mason Sunday am with Teen Fort.
My elbow doesn't feel too badly from yesterday's jab. The doc said it would hurt 2-3 days and then feel much better. It kept me up some last night, but even now feels better than before. No healing, but less pain.
Increased pool depth recommendation:
Interesting article on breaststroke technique:
-- I definitely use the wide elbow approach.