Sunday, October 25, 2009

Short Sunday swim

I feel I have been neglecting my swimming!

Rather unproductive work day - I read several hundred pages of Proust and wrote comments on ten essays, but that is only a drop in the bucket of what must be done by tomorrow afternoon - I figured a short evening swim was in order...

I really want to work on the drill stuff that A. gave me - it seems practical. My swimming is pretty strong, but I think there's a lot of room for improvement in the near future - I should be able to swim quite a bit faster, I am not an efficient swimmer at all currently. I do have an ambitious Ironman swim goal - 1:30 - I will need to get quite a bit faster for that to be realistic, but I think it is attainable with work. It is a nice round number!

100 free
100 right arm, left arm, catch-up
100 free
100 as 50 catch-up, 50 swim
100 free
100 as 50 finger-drag, 50 swim
100 free
100 as fists, swim by 25
100 free
100 6-3-6 (kick on sides with one stroke between)

Then a kick set with board: 600 kick as 100 flutter, 50 non-flutter (2 x whip, 2 x dolphin)

1600 yards total


Becca said...

Only you could call several hundred pages of Proust unproductive! (I agree that ten essays is insufficient.)

Wendy said...

You are a kicking fiend! ;-)

I have complete faith you can increase your speed. Making stroke corrections is a big part of that. Hopefully you will be able to do some speedwork at TNYA, as that is something very difficult to do on your own.

ShirleyPerly said...

You and I seem to be very similar when it comes to swimming. I am sure you can achieve a 1:30 IM swim, though, as I believe you are faster than me in the pool already.

That is a mean kick set!