It starts very, very easy... but then sneaks up on you.
34 swimmers in 4 lanes brings with it it's own challenges, and one is how to get a good workout without focusing on speed.
For our set of the week...continuing the theme of stroke counting.
Inspired by Glenn's recent stroke-counting set, we decided to do some stroke counting with the masters in Vermont today.
Getting a new season started, you should always revisit, and set up habits that will help you through the entire season.
I put this workout into the top end category because to do it perfectly, you really need to know quite a bit about your stroke.
Trying to convince people to plan for what's to come is sometimes tricky. Today was no different than yesterday... almost like a theme is building. Going to have to mix things up a bit more tomorrow.
Here's a 300-yard mini set that works well as part of a taper practice.
There was a little bit of everything in today's Masters practice: pull, kick, swim, all four strokes without doing an IM, underwater work, sprinting, and technique. It went by really quickly!
We've referred to this type of drill before as "short release", so we're revisiting this concept.
Sometimes you just have to swim the long sets. This opportunity to just keep moving means you're really going to have to develop some flow and efficiency.
Sure, that's a long title for a quick article, but this is an event that took place at the pool today.
I had an exciting day yesterday when my Finis Swimsense watch showed up.
Here's a short, quick set that combines stroke-counting and speed. It works well on the day before a meet, when you don't want to do too much, but want to know that your engines are firing and that you can generate easy speed.
Working easy pace is always a good idea prior to long open water swims, so here's a standard set to make sure you're in the groove.