Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday swim

Insanely beneficial swim! I really needed that.

After only 50 yards I already felt much more myself than I had all day. It is a pity I could not get out for a short run earlier, I think it would have had a positive trickle-down effect on my physiological state more generally....

And I even had the whole lane to myself for the last twenty minutes! An antidote to that very crowded one I had the other day.

I was concentrating on long strong strokes in freestyle and good streamline off the wall - I am doing the one-hour swim tomorrow, I will need to swim strongly and efficiently!

Warmup: 200 free, 2 x (100 back, 100 breast, 100 free reducing stroke count on each 25)

Drill: 100 right arm, left arm, full catch-up, swim; 100 as 50 thumbs-and-salute, 50 swim; 100 as 50 finger-drag, 50 swim

5 x 100 free on 2:00

The last was very good - I started out just trying to feel a hard/strong pace (faster than I will swim tomorrow), then descended the last two. 1:48, 1:49, 1:48, 1:47, 1:44? Something like that anyway. And then it was time to get out.

1600 yards total


Wendy said...


Have a great 1 hour swim!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Ha! I'm not sure I have ever finished a swim thinking "I needed that!" Have fun with your swim today!