06/28/03 Breast/IM Practice

06/28/03 Breast/IM Practice

I’m back in my home town of Wooster, OH, this weekend to visit by Dad, and the swimming is GREAT in Wooster. It’s a town of just 25,000 people, but the high school has a 50-meter indoor pool with lots of overhead and side windows. It’s almost like swimming outdoors. Awesome. Went there for a swim this morning. I wanted to do a breaststroke practice, but combine this with some IM work — working on my transitions from breast to free, and then from back to breast to free.

With fins.
400 IM alternating 25 drill/25 swim, with the drills all head-lead drills.

MAIN SETS: 750 + 750 + 750 + 500 = 2750
With fistgloves.
Twice through the following kick sequence (250 total), with no stoppinh. Basically, you’re kicking breaststroke in every possible position.
25 UnderWater Breast Kick
25 Hand-Lead BR Kick on Your Back
25 Hand-Lead BR Kick on Your Stomach
25 Head-Lead BR Kick on Your Back
25 Head-Leaed BR Kick on Your Stomach

5 X 100 on 2:00 sendoff, swum as
25 BR Drill
25 Breast
50 Free
1st 100 drill = UW Breast Kick
2nd 100 drill = One Up/Two Down Breast
3rd 100 drill = Body-Dolphin Breast
4th 100 drill = Double Body-Dolphin Breast
5th 100 drill = Breast, breathe every other stroke
My times descended from 1:40 to 1:35.

Breast/Free Set #2
With nekked hands, repeat Set #1.
My times descended from 1:37 to 1:32

Breast/Free Set #3
With Zura paddles, repeat Set #1
My times descended from 1:35 to 1:29

50 EZ

Back/Breast/Free Set
5 X 100 on 2:00 sendoff, swum as follows:
25 Backstroke drill (2 strokes left arm/2 strokes right arm)
25 Backstroke
25 Breast
25 Free
My times descended from 1:33 to 1:29

EZ with fins…
100 of backstroke drills
100 of breaststroke drills
100 of freestyle drills

Total Yardage: 3500