Week 88 - Monday
by, June 2nd, 2014 at 07:46 PM (209 Views)
I had an awesome Sunday with the family. My wife and I spent the morning working in the garden followed by a swim with my kids. The weather in Dallas was awesome and it was so nice getting stuff done around the yard and spending time with my wife and kids.
After a long day in the sun we all went to bed early and I felt great when I woke up for practice today.
Today's workout was long course.
400 free with snorkel
6x50 catchup on 50
12x200 pull with paddles on 3mins descend 1-4,5-8,9-12. Instructions were to have a big descend hence the send off.
10 min kick done as 20 seconds fast 10 seconds easy
4x50 doggy paddle concentrating on catch on 1.15
I was under instructions to really descend the 200s and did as instructed going,
round 1 - 2.25, 2.20, 2.17, 2.16,
round 2 - 2.24, 2.20, 2.17, 2.15,
Round3 - 2.24, 2.19, 2.17, 2.12.
I felt strong the whole way.
On the 10 minute kick I went just under 600m which equated to a 1.40 average which I was very pleased with. I thought the idea of doing doggy paddle a little odd at first but after Tom explained that he wanted us to work on our catch it made more sense. The challenge I found was not dropping my elbows which was exacerbated because I was told to keep my head up. By the end however I got it and i found it a surprisingly good drill for high elbow.
I am traveling to Michigan this week and will be training on Rockford tomorrow and then Dearbourn Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday and Thursday will be outdoor at a 50m pool with the Michigan masters while tomorrow will be short course on my own.
It's looking like I won't be doing the south central long course zone meet due to the fact that my daughter has a meet on the same dates and her swimming takes priority. Tom mentioned doing an inter squad meet before worlds at our pool which will be good so we can practice our relay starts. I think we will have a very good 160-180 year relay at worlds in both the medley and free relays. We also will have both a medley and free mixed relay so everyone who is going will get the opportunity to do at least one relay. I can't wait!