Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday swim

Insane thunderstorms overnight, and truly torrential rain still when the moment came to drag myself out of bed to swimming - I had five minutes of thinking I might be able to justify not going because of weather, and then I was, like, Hmmmm, I swim in an indoor pool; and I like running in the rain; the only sport that rain gives me an out on is CYCLING!

We played around with some bits and pieces from the earlier-morning workout that M. had swum with the triathlete group. At the end I did just a tiny bit of fly kick with fins which thoroughly showed me, if I did not already know, how incorrectly I have been doing it (I really have a hard time not leading from the legs, whereas all the momentum should come from that little push in the chest - this is a huge thing to work on...).

Warmup: 200 free, 150 kick (50 each of flutter, dolphin, whip), 150 pull (50 each of free, back, breast)

Main set: 2 x (3 x [4 x 25 free (drill, drill, kick, fast)], 100 free, 100 IM), all on 5-10 seconds rest

100 dolphin kick with fins

1600 yards total

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I actually find it nigh on impossible to teach dolphin kick from the chest.

However, if I teach it from the abs, lightbulbs go on. (And the chest moves.)