by, June 7th, 2009 at 08:00 PM (207 Views)
The state girl's track meet was awesome! Lots of great performances'; one of my NASTI team mates coaches the Lawrence North Girl's team and they won the state title!
Cudo's to Hillary! The Carmel girls's ended up 4th. I'd say their taper didn't work for them, they ran the same times they ran the 2nd half of the season.
Yesterday we did 100's to failure. I swam with a lane full of people with fins (I don't wear them to swim). I felt like a loser, although I made it further than the last time we did this workout. I ended up swimming 3,300 meters. I did some distance work on my own.
Today I went to practice early to make sure I was REALLY warmed-up before the main sets started. I felt good; this was "my kind of practice!". Here's how it went:
1) 1,000 meter swim (pre-warm-up swim)
2) 200 swim with paddles concentrated catch
3) 200 kick flutter on front
4) 3 X 100 (Fly, Breast, back) 10 sec rest
5) FACTORIAL: 8 laps, 7 laps (, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (evens hard, odds smooth) 20 sec rest per swim
6) 5 X 100 (1st one plain, 2nd one paddles, 3rd one fins, 4th easy/plain, long rest then 5th afap!)
no cool-down. I got a cup of coffee and some "Dan Cakes" I was afraid they'd all be gone if I took the time to cool-down.
Saturday/Sunday at Forest Park LCM pool is sweet. There is always a coffee pot going, a team mate cooking some breakfast treats on the griddle, Yoga NASTI'S on deck, and lots of sunshine and social banter. I wish it was like this year 'round.
Next Saturday is our Freestyle Clinic.
The AM. @ Forest Park features an Olympic silver medalist(I forget her name), video taping analysis, yoga, and lots of other coaches all set up in station rotation format. The afternoon session will focus on OW swimming and be held at Morse Lake. Two English Channel swimmer's will be the featured clinicians. (Marcia Cleveland/Jim Barbour)
I am excited about this clinic. I think it will be fun to mix it up with some new people, and I'm sure I will learn alot! Let's hope for great weather!