Wednesday Swim Clinic:
A different swim coach (Coach Scott) critiqued our swim stroke during drills today. We did lots of balance work with dumbbell float & kick board.
1. side- 6 kicks; front 6 kicks; other side-6 kicks.
2. side to side 6 kicks each
3. catch up drill with dumbbell float.
We did some sprint drills & kick drills as well. I need to relax more when doing all these drills - for sure.
Thursday - off day. Kids had a play day with Abbey while Lynell & I had girl time w/o gym time!
Friday Swim Clinic:
After playground & picnic, we headed to swim clinic where we did 2 timed 500 meters. The goal was to do the second 500 the same as or faster than the first 500. Okay, so that didn't happen but I was within 5 seconds from my first time, obviously the first was 5 seconds faster. Currently my pace for the 500's is about 12.5 minutes. That would put me finishing the mile swim @ MIM at about 38 minutes. To build my swim endurance, I plan on adding these 500's to my training plan as 3 x 500/15minutes. That should give me 3 minutes rest between sets. Today the water temp was 82 degrees, I was really hot during the last 100- my face was on fire. The swim cap really holds in the heat. uughh...
After swim, decided to stay in the deep end for some pool running @ Rachel's suggestion. (thx girlfriend). I am going to continue this until I can "real run" again :). Next time I will strap on the heart rate monitor & maybe turn on some music!!! I'm hoping pool running will help sustain my aerobic base. Although, biking will help that too.....thats on the calendar for tomorrow!