Monday, June 14, 2010

Swimming & Stroke Work

The past couple of weeks, as I have swam with Masters, I have tried to pay more attention to my stroke.  Today was no different.  After an 800m warm-up (400m w/fins), we began with a 12 x 25m butterfly drill set.  Fins were optional and of course, everyone opted for them.  Everyone but me, that is.  I swam half of the drill set without fins for assistance.  I've been working on the fly perhaps more than any other stroke so this was good practice. 

We then moved into the main set which was done in rounds.  150m freestyle focusing on breathing techniques (3 lengths breathing every 3rd stroke, 2 lengths breathing every 5th, and 1 length breathing every 7th) followed by 3 x 50m not freestyle.  I've never been successful breathing every 7th stroke but I'm getting more comfortable with every 5th.  For the 50s, we alternated between back and breast. In the end we completed 4 rounds which brought my total distance for the day to 2300m.  My comfort zone.

There was a lot of medley work today ... coincidentally, I also completed a Squidoo lens on Swim Strokes just this morning.  Jump over and take a peek!

1 comment:

  1. I've never tried the fly. I'm not even sure if I breaststroke or backstroke properly! Way to get'er done!!!


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