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Monday, September 22, 2003

Monday Swim

Went to Stanford Masters Swimming again. Tonight's theme was "aerobic recovery". I was disappointed to see that the lanes were arranged horizontally so one length was 25M instead of 50M. It was to make room for water polo training. Tonite's workout:

  • Warmup
  • 2x: 200M crawl, 100M kicking, 400M crawl, 200M kicking
  • 800M IM
    • 8x 25M fly with 5s rest. We could stroke a few times with one arm and alternate
    • 4x 50M backstroke with 10s rest
    • 2x 100M breastroke with 15s rest
    • 200M front crawl

I swam pretty much the entire time even though I wasn't fast enough to do the complete workout. I discovered that I don't go anywhere when I kick only. Greg (coach) says it's because it may be because I keep my legs straight. My legs are supposed to resemble flippers with an ankle recoil at the end. I'm not too worried about not being able to kick well at this point because I'm trying to swim primarily with my arms so I can can save my leg strength for the bike and the run portions of the triathlon. But it would be nice to eventually learn how to swim properly in case I decide to do swim only events, like the elusive Sharkfest.

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