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by , September 27th, 2009 at 11:13 PM (238 Views)
Finally 2 weeks after Big Shoulders I hit the water today!
I was going to swim yesterday but instead I chose to run after Sarah's XC meet at the beautiful Culver Academy located on Lake Maxinkukee. I totally enjoyed my 52 minute run in perfect Indiana fall conditions.
I've been thinking about swimming goals alot during my 2 week rest/flu recess from the pool. I've decided a couple things:
a) I'm going to focus on strokes (back/fly) during this short course season. I have done nothing but free since LC started. I was happy with my 1500 nationals swim and Big Shoulder's results but now I need to re-focus. The 200 back and 200 fly are now my priority events.
b) I am going to do short freestyle sets focusing on bi-lateral breathing and a more balanced stroke. The only way I believe I can get rid of my stiff neck syndrome is to work on this. I have no problem bi-lateral breathing but I've become lazy and satisfied with left-side only breathing. This pattern is now coming to a close! I've heard it takes 3 weeks to create a habit so today was day one of 21!

Todays Solo @ Carmel Aquatic center SCY
5 X 200 Free on 3;45 (slow interval. Take my time to breath correctly, hold the water, pull and roll)
8 X 25 free on :40 (repeat thoughts from above)
4 X 25 free on :35 same
4 X 25 free on :30 same
4 X 25 Free on :30 Breathe every 5 strokes and try to sprint.
4 X 50 Flutter Kick w/board and no finz on 1:30
8 X 25 Fly on :40 (2 breath, 2 stroke)
4 X 50 back dolphin kick w/finz on 1:00
4 X 25 Fly on :30 same breathing pattern
10 X 25 Backstroke on :40 (concentrate on kick and head position)
5 X 50 backstroke on 1:00 trying to figure out stroke count from flags to flip.
Easy 100 IM
2,800
I enjoyed this easy workout. I think I did a good job focusing on the elements I need to work on and I walked away feeling great!
I'm swimming again tomorrow!

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  1. poolraat's Avatar
    The 200 back I could (do) dig. The 200 fly? NFW!!!

    I should have taken your advice the other day and stayed away from home untill everyone was well. But I probably had already been exposed to it by then. Now I'm ill. I hope I get over it quickly.
  2. tjrpatt's Avatar
    I didn't realize that you were a flyer. Good luck with your 200 fly.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Probably a good idea, Bob, to have some variety in your workouts. Doing all of one thing can cause injuries.

    You keep changing your blog title!
  4. Bobinator's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    I didn't realize that you were a flyer. Good luck with your 200 fly.
    Well I don't know if I'd quite call my self a butterflyer but I do swim it on occaison. I like the 200 more than the 50!
  5. Bobinator's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Probably a good idea, Bob, to have some variety in your workouts. Doing all of one thing can cause injuries.

    You keep changing your blog title!
    That's exactly what I was thinking! I also think variety is good for my adhd brain! (and that's also why I am always switching my blog title!)