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Wednesday June 26, 2013

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LCM@FGCU Aquatic Center
Air temp 78, Water temp 78
Partly sunny, humidity at 87%

Warm Up SCY
800 FR as 4(50RA/50LA/100CU)
4x150 Fly on 2:15 as 2(25RA/25LA/25Swim)
4x100 BR on 2:00 as 2(25K/bk, 25Swim)
6x50 FR-CU on 1:00, desc 1-3,4-6 *34-31s
10x25 SDK/on front side, BC-0, w/Finis Shooter Monofin

*Set 1* LCM
3(4x100 FR on 1:45) desc 1-4
---200 BR Kick

*Set 2*
4x200 BK on 3:30, desc 1-4 *3:10-2:51
---400 FR as 4(25RA/25LA/50CU) w/snorkel-fins-agility paddles

*Set 3*
8x50s FR on 1:00, Odd-EZ Drill; Even - timed FAST w/agility paddles-fins
*27.6, 27.4, 26.9, 26.4

Warm Down
3x200 IM Steady
1x200 EZ FR
Dryland Bands

Today was the last day of swim camp, so now we get the LCM pool all to ourselves one hour earlier. Coach Chuck made me the custodian of a pair of Fins Monofins, the "Shooter Monofin" and the "Trainer 1 Monofin" for the small group program he conducts at FGCU. As monofin newbie, any insights to shorten my learning will always be appreciated.

Today was my first day with the Shooter Monofin, after a few tries to clear up my novice mistakes like trying to do the normal dolphin kick as well as scraping my knees on the pool bottom coming in from the deep end (that must be one reason why Fort insists on deep water all the way), I was astounded at how fast the water was flowing so firmly around the body. My ankles took a beating, so I should progress slowly towards increasing volume and speed.

When swimming the four fast 50s in Set 3, my Slim Fins felt so floppy and puny compared to the power generated from the shooter monofin. I will take a look at some other stiffer training fins at least medium length blades.

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Updated June 27th, 2013 at 06:48 AM by fdtotten

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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Monofins are fun! I need to drag mine out more often. I also love stiffer fins.