My legs were aching a little bit yesterday after my run the night before, thought that I would struggle at my swimming lesson but I did pretty well. The pool was packed last night but luckily there is only 4 in my class so we had a pretty uncrowded lane.
The session went as follows :
warm up : 2 x crawl, 2 x backstroke, 2 x breaststroke ( managed that without drowning )
We then all decided we wanted different things, I wanted to work on my crawl efficiency. She said my legs are still my weak spot so we worked on them.
8 x 25m lengths just legs pushing a float ( ached at the end )
4 x 25m lengths of crawl holding my breath ( 30 secs recovery between each) – designed to help my stamina.
2 x lengths concentrating solely on breathing
2 x lengths of arm technique concentrating on reaching forward.
She then asked what was the shortest distance I’d swim in a race, I said 400m. She said right we’ve got about 10 minutes left, I want you to swim 16 lengths ( 400m ) in under 10 minutes !
Anyways I managed it coming in at 9:44, was pleased with that, kanckered as well – and we noticed some flaws in my stroke when I start to just concentrate on racing. Going to work on them next week.
Was a good session.