Well I have been feeling really good in the water lately. I’ve already had a gain in my threshold since starting with my new coach. I’m pretty excited. We do one threshold work out a week. Let me tell you that it is the only work out I dread all week. It is super hard. The main set is 1800-2000 yards. It is typically broken up in 300s/200s. Sometimes 400s/100s. But after everyone of those works out I have left the pool in a better mood. More and more excited about this year.
I have also started an 8 week swim clinic. I haven’t actually started it yet because it started last week when we were out of town. So tomorrow will be my first practice.
I signed up because I really want to improve my swim stroke/kick. Molly did send us a work out with a lot of the exercises they did at the last practice so we could swim on our own. I did it once in addition to my regular swimming. We will see. It couldn’t hurt to try and improve in the early season.
Today was our annual 117(100+the year) x 50s on the 1 minute. Last year was my first year. I really felt amazing today. I had a great swim. Not once did I think I wish I wasn’t doing this or mentally having a hard time. I learned a lot last year to be able to exceed my expectations this year. To think I was secretly wishing they had done this work out at last weeks practice, when I was out of town, so I wouldn’t have to do it.
Todays practice by the numbers:
117 x 50s
5850 yards//3.32 miles
Led every 4th 50//led 64 lengths (this is approximate because I did a few extras)
Drafted 170 lengths
Drank 2 bottles of Skratch: about 1/2 bottle every 30 minutes.
Here is to swimming a shit-ton and seeing what happens this summer!! Any one do any crazy swims for the new year?