The guy who usually runs our noon workouts is finally back in full effect this week. He’s been off to coach places and ASCA and all that stuff, but now we’ve got his full attention again. Since this is kind of the start of his “season” we’re dialing the yardage back a bit and focusing on technique… not exactly where I was planning on being right now but I’ll take technique days where ever I can because my stroke is definitely not perfect!

I think we had about 6 swimmers today and we put in about 2000 yards. Most of it in small pieces and some of it with fins on. There was a lot of different versions of one armed swimming drills and stroke counting going on. On the 100′s stroke count I swam 13,13,12,13 each time so I guess I’m pretty reasonably consistent. At one point in there we did 10 x 37.5 dolphin kick which I thought was kind of fun. I’ve always liked doing 25′s from mid pool to work on turns so this was kind of up my alley.

Although we didn’t go far today I feel like I got a pretty decent workout. I’m a very uncomfortable driller so when we drill I try to slow way down and do it right. It’s hard for me to do things differently from how I want to do them and I really need to think about how to isolate a movement or stop myself from doing something I’m not supposed to. It sounds like Thursday’s workout is going to be more of the same and then as the weeks go on we’ll pile more yardage on top of this thing again.

3 Responses to “Drill, Drill, Drill”

  1. IronMike says:

    Hey Rob, new reader, found your blog from Evan’s Freshwater Swimmer blog.

    What kind of camera do you use to take the in-pool pix? I’d like to start adding some of those to my blog…

    Enjoy reading your adventures.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  2. Rob D says:

    Thanks Mike, I’m glad you dig the site! The camera I’ve been using is a Pentax Optio W80 – http://robaquatics.com/2010/02/review-pentax-optio-w80-waterproof-camera.html

    Pretty much every picture in the water on the blog this year came from that camera. A lot of them are screen captures from videos because I’ll set up the camera on a kickboard or something like that and just let it run then pull out the good frames later.

  3. IronMike says:

    Oh man…new item for my Christmas list! Thanks Rob.