by, October 8th, 2013 at 11:52 PM (374 Views)
"A Whole New World..."
PM only SCY
400 swim every 4th 25 scull
8x25 @ :40 odd: drill, even: under H2O kick w/ fins
4x100 @ 1:20 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
The next 3 sets were all done one right after the other. They were all written on the board, so there was no break. We went from one right into the next.
40x25 @ :40 FL w/ fins (did 20 with normal fins and 20 with a monofin)
#1 - "flick" drill
#2 - 3K/1P
#3/4 - under H2O FL kick
4x25 @ :30 10 yards "spin drill"
8x50 @ 1:00 25 swim/25 under H2O FL kick on back**
4x25 @ :30 BR w/ FR kick
8x50 @ :50 BR swim w/ 2x pullouts
7x200 @ 2:30 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel (A.R.)
** So this afternoon I managed to reverse 25 years of swimming training (and almost 29 years of physiological training) in one moment. On the backstroke set, I was having trouble making 25 yards underwater on my back because I kept blowing all my air out my nose by the 15M mark. I never had those big lips to push up and cover my nose (have some backstroker friends who swear by this method). My brain was programmed to blow out the nose when I was inverted in the water. In an "A-HAH" moment, I actually tried to override this programming, and to my astonishment, managed to shut off the "leaking gas valve". After that, making the 25 on my back was just a matter of holding my breath, and THAT I am thankful to say, is two decades of swimming training that cannot be reversed! I now feel like a whole new world of possibilities are open to me, now that I can hold my breath equally as well on my back as on my stomach!