I want to stimulate our thinking about the difference between focusing on building muscles (i.e. fitness) during swim practice versus focusing on building skill. Let’s take this example of the […]
I swam 3072m in the 32m PC outdoor pool, around 15:00. It was sunny, hot. The pool was 26.5 C, just right for brisk swimming with a hot sun. 512m […]
I swam 3500m starting at 10:30. The pool was 29 degrees C. 4x [400 Fistglove, 400 open-hand] hold SPL. #1 #2 #3 #4 Time, SPL held Time, SPL held Time, […]
Today I swam 3500m. The water was 29 degrees C. My focus today was to hold SPL across the set and descend times. My goal was to hold 17 SPL […]
Today I did 3000m. I swam around 14:00- I had breakfast at 9:15 but no lunch- so I was naturally looser (as evidenced in my stretching beforehand) and my fuel […]
The main set was 20x 100m. The intention of this set was to see how my stroke and time was affected as I moved into faster and faster tempos- this is still only my 3rd experience with a TT and I need to gather data on how I swim at different levels. Once I get some real numbers on where I am at currently, I can compare that to where I want to be, knowing precisely what numbers I must be able to hold in order to do it.
The point of today’s longer swims was to experiment with the Tempo Trainer and see how my body and brain responded to a more extended tempo constraint. I am also just gathering data on how various tempos affect my stroke and SPL and times- from these experiments, I hope to design very specific sets with very specific focus and tempo guidelines to help me reach my speed goals.
I got two new toys in the mail this week: a Tempo Trainer and Fistgloves! I was first intrigued by a beeping tempo device in how I could work on […]