Thinking of the difficulty with every swim stroke

By Skip

I love my base swim workouts for one reason and one reason only…. it give me a good idea of my time on race day and my endurance level overall.  However when I start to get too relaxed and feel too comfortable, all I need to think about is June 5th and the 1.5 miles I will be swimming in freezing water.

Here was my swim schedule:

  • WU: 250 @ low aerobic intensity
    • 6 x 25 drills, RI=0:10
  • MS: 9 x 100 @ moderate aerobic intensity, RI=0:05
    • 4 x 25 @ speed intensity, RI=0:20
    • 6 x 25 kick, RI=0:15
  • CD: 250 @ low aerobic intensity

So I tried to push my main set a little bit harder than normal and really made sure I stayed with my rest intervals of 5 seconds.  Everything went pretty smooth and when it came time to do the 4×25 speed intensity drills, I felt like I was really making some progress.  I wish I could keep that speed and intensity for my entire race!  That should really be my goal but it would be very tough to do.

The next race I will be doing, it will be in lake water, not salt water… is there really a big difference in buoyancy or is that just what they tell the “new comers” to make them feel more comfortable?

Not really much else to report on today…

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Filed in: Sprint Training, Swimming, Triathlon • Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
 

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