Getting swimmers out of their comfort zones this week.
How do you know when what you're doing in practice is unproductive? When is working harder, just not doing what you want it to do in the long run? Here are a couple ideas that can help.
Playing with stroke rate, length, and speed is constant game for swimmers of every level. Learning how to make this a habit is much tougher.
Here's a set that will challenge your breaststrokers to learn their stroke.
The goal of this set is to have the heart rate stay as close as possible to where it starts. When the interval gets a bit tougher, and the distance a bit longer, you'll know if you started with the proper stroke count.
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.