1 x 200- Warm-up
5 x 200- (100-fist, 1, 2, 3/100- hip focus)
1 x 500- 50 easy/50 hard
5 x 50- sideline kick
1 x 100- cool down
First workout back from spring break is always tough, mostly because I forget how to be an adult on break. I stay up too late, I sleep in, the couch gets very familiar with the back of my front. Staying up too late and sleeping in means that first day back is a horrible adjustment. I tried to go to bed at a reasonable time Sunday night, ended up staring at the bookcase until after midnight, then still got up for my morning swim at 4:45am. As I posted on Facebook that day, as soon as my coffee wore off I was going to fall over like someone hit me with a frying pan.
Drill day in the water, not a lot of high energy excitement. Starting to think more about how my hips are involved in the stroke and trying to activate them to pop the front of the stroke and held the pull. That's what the hip focus is on the first 200 set. Open water swimming doesn't allow for gliding, too many other factors work against it, and to compensate I'm going to need to slightly shorten my stroke. This is where generating power from my hips comes in. This about Ali throwing a punch or Pujols driving one deep. The hips are closed and then BOOM they open and power is released. Each freestyle stroke is like that, though on a quicker scale.
And the ride was strong if unremarkable. I've learned to duck around red lights by making like I'm turning right but oh no I'm actually going straight still. Really the best part of my ride was sporting my new kit. Much love to Background Profiles for sponsoring me, because that helped me justify buying this.
|What's that? The BikeSignal?|
|Prepared for my archnemisis: The Driver|
|So everyone I pass knows who did it|
And now a couple of pictures from our vacation to the Big Island.
|Swim Start/Run Finish for Kona IM World Championships|
|The beach start of the Honu- June 2|
|Another shot of the Honu swim start|
|The run up to T1|
|Soon I will swim in this water with Lance|