I have a swim coach!! I need one this is for sure :) Hopefully, I can correct some of the damage that has been done to my swim stroke over the years. After just 2 sessions, I am able to do bilateral breathing. Forever I have only been breating on my right side. Okay, so I'm a bit slow while practicing this drill :) This technique training reminds me of when I learned to play golf....there seemed to be a huge checklist to go through- head down, knees slightly bent...blah...blah...blah. Bottom line- I need to swim a little over a mile a) without drowning
b) as efficiently as possible (to be as fast as I can AND save energy for bike/ run)
We did bunches of drills today for a total of 1300 yards. The clinic is designed for Tri training & will continue for 11 weeks. Today's drills:
catch up: teaches balance & enabled me to do bilateral breathing
side kicks w/ board alternating every 6 kicks
pace drills- counting strokes to ensure glide/pull
breast stroke- worked on correct form
Before swim clinic, Lynell & I got in 20 miles on our bikes starting from the gym. Great day to bike although we had some winds on the way out.
Today I realized that this blog is taking the place of a Tri Coach. It is what makes me accountable (which was the goal)- guess it's working! Maybe I should pay a "coaching fee" to each follower for making me accountable for my training!