Going long this week with 6 X 1000.
With triathlon season already in motion, many masters swimmers need to be "encouraged" to practice their bilateral breathing.
Continuing to focus on freestyle breathing patterns this week. Today we worked on bilateral breathing.
Experimenting today with how changing your breathing pattern...specifically, giving yourself more air during the course of a swim...can affect your pace, speed, and energy.
Mid-distance freestyle today, interspersed with short sets of stroke.
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Swimmers on the Masters team that I coach have a big triathlon this weekend (in Fairlee, VT). Thinking that they might need a bit of taper today, I gave them the following set, which isn't too strenuous, but provides lots of opportunities to practice drafting, sighting, and bilateral breathing.
What kind of set do you do when half your team is out with the flu, the other half is just back from two weeks of bronchitis ("bronchation"), and everybody is late because they're plowing out from 2 feet of snow?
What do you do if Glenn's sets are a little too tough? Modify!
This week's set can be used as an aerobic recovery set. For a more aggressive workout, pick one of the tracks (either the pulls or the IMs) and push those swims.
Sometimes what you crave is just a mellow hour at the pool. Time to recover and maybe work on your EVF.