Feeling a bit like Dory from Finding Nemo right now. "Keep on swimming, keep on swimming..."
3km swim and finally getting faster again
Amazing what a half decent volume of swimming for a couple of weeks combined with a shortened interval period can do...
10x100m easy but with tumble turns. Thought it was about time I dedicated some practice to them.
first 3 @2:15 while I sorted myself out, arr. 1:45-50ish.
last 7 @2:00 arr.1:45>39.
6x50m streamline, 2 each side and alternated front and back. fins. (tumble turns on side streamline, they're addictive)
6x50m paddles, alternating pulling with and without pullbuoy. I will get my hips lifted! (tumble turns with the paddles were awkward at first...)
200m somersaulting with the paddles on.
breathing drills, pullbuoy, all done with tumble turns, without disrupting the stroke count, much to my surprise. 15-20sec rests.
2x50m, on 5's
5x50m pyramid; 7,9,11,9,7's. I haven't done 11's before, they went well.
2x50m on 5's
6x25m@30sec, arr. 19-22 secs. Very comfortable. On the strength of this I went for a PB 100 and got it
100m fast. PB! 1:25(or 6)
(my view of the clock was a little blurry)
100m fast pull buoy 1:25. Was hoping to go quicker but my arms were blown for this sort of effort.
300m mixed cool down, lots of underwater fly kick with fins.
Very happy with todays swim, lots of good tumble turns. A fair few bad ones too!
PB at the end of the session is awesome. I reckon I have another couple of seconds to shave off straight away.
The fast 25's just beforehand took a bit too much out of me. I really believe I can hold 20-21 sec lengths for four lengths now.
Targets for the next few weeks.
sub 1:25 100m. (optimum goal 1:22)
sub 3:00 200m.
It's not what you do occasionally that makes a difference, it's that which you do everyday that brings progress.