Mark it on the calendars ladies and gentleman! Today was my official Day 1 of swim team practice and I am pretty happy with it!
Here's the run-down on what it looked like:
Wake-up Time: 5:20am
Swim Practice Time: 6am - 715am
Location: Outoor Pool (50M)
Air Temperature: 44 degrees and sun was shining, slight breeze
Pool Temperature: coaches said it was 77 degrees
There were three groups within the pool, all working on different things. Each group had a coach on deck. The first group was working on strokes and improving their technique, I can't remember what the second group was doing, but the third group consisted of triathletes...doing their thing. I was torn between the first and the third group, but I chose the triathlete group. I don't think you have to stick with the same group, so I might joined the "swim stroke & technique" group 1 or 2 days. Overall, I think there were at least 30 people in the pool!
- Tri 800M - Coach S just wanted us to swim 800M to get used to the water and the 50M pool since most of us were used to using the 25M pool at the Y. It was an adjustment, and the water was cool but not as cool as I would have thought, given the air temp, but it felt good.
- 16x50M with :15 RI - Coach S wanted us to do 50M kick then 50M freestyle, and repeat, 8 times. Instead of resting after each 50M, I rested after each 100M. It felt good to get the legs burning on the 50M kicks.
- 4x100M Sprints with :30 RI - Coach S had 10x100M Sprints on the board, but I only had time to do 4. Still felt great!
Total Swim: 2000M!
Overall I am very pleased with this session and can't wait to go back next Tuesday! I am thinking it is really going to help me prepare for this triathlon in 4 weeks!