Today's swim practice was just what I needed. I woke this morning to 69 degrees with 70% humidity, partly cloudy skies and some foggy patches. It almost had an eerie look to it.
I jumped in the pool shortly before 6am and went on my way. Coach S was in charge of the triathletes today and gave us a run for our money. Here's what I did:
4x200M w/:10 RI (10 sec rest intervals):
#1 - Freestyle
#2 - Kick, using kickboard
#3 - 50M Drill/50M Swim, repeat 2x - This is the drill we did last Thursday. It's still new to me and quite a workout. Basically, our coach calls it a side fluttler (alternating sides). If you check out the video link below, it is about 2:23 into the clip.
#4 - Choice (I chose freestyle)
#1 - Freestyle - focus on alternating breathes to every 3rd stroke. (This I already do, so it was a ncie and easy 400M.
#2 - Sprints - During this set of 400M, we were told to sprint over the lines that ran horizontally across the 50M pool. Basically what we would end up doing is starting at the wall, swimming at a normal pace for about 15M, sprint for 20M, and then back to normal pace for the last 15M.
#3 - Freestyle - breathing every 3 strokes for 50M, and then breathing every 5 strokes from 50M. Repeat 4 times. Breathing every 5 strokes wasn't as difficult as I was afraid it was going to be. It was a nice workout for the lungs.
#4 - Sprints - Same as #2. During this time I was trying to build my sprints each time.
After completing the first two sets of workouts on the white-board, Coach S asked if I was going to try any of the 50's (on the 3rd set of workotus) but there just wasn't enough time. I think I was more disappointed then she was. If I remember correctly, it was 12 sets of 50's w/:30RI, increasing speed with each 50M.
All in all, 2400M done and done!
Today's Song: The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
This was one of my new downloads and I enjoy listening to it during my runs. I forgot how much I like their music! (video clip is also in sidebar)