20-Yard Pool Practice One Mile of Breaststroke Kick (some with tether)

Back in the Dark Ages, when I was an age-group swimmer, we didn’t have goggles. So to spare our eyes, we did A LOT of kicking. Sometimes we even did a mile of kicking (lcm) on a board — for time. I used to love to do that, but if I tried it now, my shoulders wouldn’t survive. So today at the (20-yard) pool I thought I’d shoot for a mile of breaststroke kick, but do it with my body in a lot of different positions so that no one set of muscles would get over-stressed.

WARMUP: 1200
With fins. Swim three continuous rounds of:
40 Head-Lead Body Dolphin
40 Head-Lead Flutter Kick
40 Head-Lead Body Dolphin on Your Back
40 Hand-Lead Body Dolphin
40 6-Count Backstroke
40 Hand-Lead Body Dolphin on Your Back
160 Drill “IM” (change the drills on each round)

KICK SET: 1800
In this set, I figure that 50 kicks against the tether + 20 yards assisted equals a 100 swim (and FEELS like a 200!).
Swim two rounds of the following:

* With a swim tether: 3 X (20 head-lead breaststroke kicks + 30 hand-lead breaststroke kicks + turn at the wall + 20 yards assisted breaststroke — focus on pulling the hips forward and getting them up and over on the kick)
* 200 breast kick with a board, focus on hips up and over
* 200 with a pull buoy, alternating 20 breast kick on your back and 20 breast pull, focusing on recovering the hands over the water
* 200 breast kick, alternating 20 under water + 20 Hand-Lead on Your Back + 20 Hand-Lead on Your Stomach + Head-Lead on Your Back + Head-Lead on Your Stomach

WARMDOWN: 40 EZ Freestyle

Total Yardage: 3000