Thursday, Oct. 17
by, October 17th, 2013 at 08:08 PM (1199 Views)
Swim/SCY/Solo @ Pitt
6 x 50 sculls & drills
8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45
8 x 25 burst SDK + cruise @ 1:00
4 x (25 AFAP free w/fins from a push + 75 EZ) -- 10 lows, very good for me
50 @ 100 pace @ 1:00
100 back kick @ 200 pace @ 2:00
8 x 25 w/parachute & paddles
Still making no forward progress. I've even been feeling slightly light headed during practice when I try to push it and dying at the end of 50s. Oh well, one day I'll snap out of it. I think part of my problem is just stress thanks to my defiant daughter. Wonder where she gets that from ?
I was muddling over the SCM season today. No way will I be able to replicate last season's great times in all 9 sprint events. In addition to the move/lack of training/malaise, I will be one meet short. But I would still like to swim at NE Champs in mid-Dec. I've decided that my focus event will be ... wait for it ... 50 free! Jazz and Chowmi would be proud. I've always had a love/hate relationship with 50 free. But since my shoulder has been better, I've been swimming more freestyle and enjoying it. Plus, I had good results at nationals when I added more dolphin kicks. I was .1 off the WR last year at NE Champs. So I have something to aim for. Need to work on my flutter kick! I feel like flutter kick is more a function of endurance, whereas dolphin kick is more of a function of core strength.