Tuesday night. I went to Bella to swim again. I thought I’d take in what Mark said last night and try and improve my stroke based on his feedback.
I wasn’t really in the mood for it come 3-4pm but as Fit Girl was picking me up I kind of had no choice again. I had a wee mars bar at 4:30pm to help me work, rest and play. 😉
In the pool for 2500m: I’d be swimming front crawl mostly and would concentrate on improving my reach and my arm entry and recovery.
Swim Session 10, 2000m, 37:30
Ave HR: 133 (70%), Max HR: 149 (79%), Calories: 573
Total: 3000m, 57:49
4 x 100m FC steady
3 x 200m: FC steady, FC kick – single arm, other arm extended, FC fast
800m FC fast: 14:13 (12:20 for 30 lengths)
200m FC pull.
Then to make it up to 3000m:
250m FC pull.
250m FC kick – single arm, other arm extended, FC pull.
250m FC steady and strong
250m distance per stroke (16)
Positive for me was that I think I’ve improved my arm entry, recovery and arm stroke ratio. Trick is to enter your hand just in front of your shoulder and extend your whole arm as far forward as possible (in front of your shoulder). I think I was bending my arm too much.
See this video for an example of what it should be like:
or this one:
and this ones good too:
I improved my distance per stroke (number of times you pull on a length) too. I was doing 16 strokes per length and I used to do 18-19. 🙂
All good anyway and I’m glad I went.