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Friday, March 29, 2013

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by , March 29th, 2013 at 04:01 PM (616 Views)
LCM@FGCU Aquatic Center
Air temp 58, Water temp 80
Sunny, humidity at 67%

Warm Up
Dryland band stretches 10 min
200 FR
600 FR w/snorkel-fins-paddles(M-Speedo) as 6(50K-scull/50CU)
4x100 on 1:40 w/fins-paddles, *1:11, 1:10, 1:09, 1:08

*Set 1*
2(10x50 FR on 1:00) 1:00 rest
*34s-33s-32s each round
---200 BK
---200 FR

*Set 2*
10x100s FR on 2:00 w/agility paddles-snorkel
*1:12, 1:11, 1:12, 1:11, 1:10, 1:12, 1:12, 1:11, 1:09, 1:08
---200 BK
---200 Fly as 2(25DK/bk,25RA,25LA,25DPS)

*Set 3*
6x150 FR on 2:30 w/fins
*1:49, 1:48, 1:52, 1:46, 1:42, 1:41
---200 FL Kick
---200 FR drills

*Set 4*
5x200 FR on 3:30
*2:36, 2:35, 2:34, 2:32, 2:28
---200 as 2(50BK DPS/50FR DPS)

*Set 5*
1000 FR w/buoy-tube-agility paddles, build by 50 each 200

Warm Down
400 FR/BR/BK/Fly EZ
Dryland band stretches 10 min

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  1. ekw's Avatar
    You use your snorkel a lot. What is the purpose of this? I have seen that it's good for people with neck and back issues but I know it's used for other reasons too. I am wondering if it would be a good tool to add to my toy bag.
  2. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    You use your snorkel a lot. What is the purpose of this? I have seen that it's good for people with neck and back issues but I know it's used for other reasons too. I am wondering if it would be a good tool to add to my toy bag.
    One reason is that in FR I have a tendency to breath late on my left side. More so, swimming with the snorkel allows me to focus more specifically on overall stroke technique factors not having to turn/rotate head to breath. It adds variety to the workout and can be used effectively in different elements of training as in warm-up, warm-down, swimming LSD, Quality or AFAP, FR-BR-Fly Strokes, Drills, etc.

    When swimming with the snorkel there is a tradeoff in the quality of underwater streamline off the walls, and doing AFAP or quality training over 200 yards can be difficult with getting enough air. One time I was doing 300s, and just was gasping getting claustrophobic the last 75. Doing fast 200s LCM with the snorkel-fins require a lot a rest, and even then that last 50 is a long ways.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I have a habit of finding a clock in the pool and despite my best efforts will often catch my pace as I am swimming. When swimming with a snorkel the only pace clock is your own internal clock which really helps when training for distance swimming.

    The only downside I have seen with the snorkel is the turns as Frank describes, but tightening the head strap between sets seems to solve this problem. I have not experienced the lack of oxygen issue Frank described but do catch myself holding my breath and breathing at the same point in my stroke that I would breath without the snorkel which is kind of interesting.

    I wear a nose clip when using my snorkel because I struggled with water going up my nose on the turns. I also really like the snorkel.