Friday, October 30, 2009
1 hour swim (all drills), afternoon jog
Today was something completely new for me. At the suggestion of Lucho (see comments from yesterday), I did nothing but drills for the entire duration of my swim workout today. Not one length of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke,.... nothing! All drills, all the time. It was easily one of the hardest swim workouts I've ever done.
I focused mainly on kicking today, something I feel could really use a lot of work. I got a book (see pic) from Barnes and Nobles today with nothing but drills in it. Not too creative of a title, but hey, what else are you gonna call a book with nothing but swim drills in it?
I fought the urge to do a couple 25's using the skills I was working on, but I really wanna try to stick to a full month with nothing but drill work. I also picked up some rubber cords (also Lucho's suggestion) and I plan to work with them as well. I really wanna "attack" my swimming this off season. I saw some good improvement overall, but a huge goal of mine is to really be a complete triathlete, Matty Reed style. I want to be equally good at everything. While there will always be some things that I'm better at, being a triple threat is still important.
In the afternoon I did an easy jog with a client and I plan on taking out Lucky for another night run. I did some videos (they suck, but they're still better than nothing) with my new Petzl head lamp. I'll post the vids tomorrow along with a full review. Just a sneak peak: That thing freakin' rocks!
I'm very excited about the progress I'll make with swimming. It's gonna be hard work but it'll all be worth it in the end.