Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday swim

Very nice - we dallied for fifteen minutes of chat at the beginning, to hear a fuller report on Saturday's Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (here is Swimming World's coverage, courtesy of Wendy). Two TNYA swimmers were in the race, both women; only one of the two finished, as a number of swimmers were pulled from the course. It is truly an extraordinary endeavour - a 28.5-mile swim, a full counterclockwise circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan!

On a more mundane note:

Warmup: 200 free, 100 IM kick, 200 free, 100 IM drill, 200 free, 100 IM swim

2 x 100 free, drill-swim by 50 (finger-drag, catch-up)

6 x 50 free on 1:20, first four build by quarters, #5 easy, #6 all out

2 x 100 as 50 fly drill, 25 fly, 25 free

50 easy back

M. says to bring fins and use 'em for fly drill, it is a good idea; he also points out that I should be swimming further up in our lane, which is true, only it drives me crazy to have people on my feet all the time, so I have taken to swimming at the back! Our lane is a bit crowded recently, that's the truth...

1650 yards total

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Duane would tell you that if people are at your feet you just have to swim faster ...

ShirleyPerly said...

I too would rather be in back than front when swimming in a lane with others. Then again, Duane does seem to have a good point.