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Friday Apr.17, 2009 - solo at the HS/Y

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by , April 17th, 2009 at 08:35 PM (480 Views)
Had a light workout this morning, focus was more on technique and kick stroke coordination.
I never counted my strokes, after reading several books that mentioned this and [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=34154"]ande's[/ame] blog about the subject, I started today and I noticed something about timing SDK's to reach the opposite wall (inspired by Chris Stevenson's "kick pattern" SKD's)
Anyways, it turns out for a 50 or 100 FR SCY; (fast, not really race pace. moderate add one stroke)
Start - either dive or push off -
5 SKD's 10 strokes to wall, 3 SDK's and 9 strokes to a another turn or 10 to hit the wall dead on.
If I add or subtract a SDK on the first turn, I end up with a half stroke to the wall.
(Bear in mind last summer I was swimming 100FR @ 1:35 best effort, breaking 1:30 was the challenge)

The PsychSheet was posted to the Pacific Masters Swimming site...Of the 188 male swimmers, all age groups combined for the 100FR SCY, I fall in at #125 with my time from the BEAR meet of 1:02.
Hard to believe that 107 men in Northern California can swim below a minute...
The top 11 of these guys swim in the high :40's. Ive got a long way to go... Someday, hopefully, Ill look back at this blog and laugh.

Warm-up
400 Straight, no break, no open turns.
4x100 build it up ez
4x50 focus on form and strong pull/kick
1x100 FR K , moderate

4x20 FR Sprints
2x100 1:20
6x50 Count strokes/sdk's
12x50 Work on 6 beat kick coordination.

This Sunday April 19 Pacific Masters Swimming
Championships. (Why did they have to put the 100 and 50 FR on a Sunday?)

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