It was another winter day here. It was 24 degrees when I got to the pool. At this rate, the snow will be here until May. If you have goals, it is important that weather is not a reason why they aren’t accomplished. It is important to work around the weather.
It began snowing again while I was in the pool. gratefully it was only trace accumulation. It has been a long 5 weeks.
Today I did the following swim workout:
50m Closed Fist
-400 m Intervals
50m Fast to Slow
50m Slow to Fast
200m Main Set
100m slight push
200m Cool Down
In a previous master’s class, I was told that I need to increase my stroke turn-over. I was told to shorten my reach and speed up the stroke.
In this workout, I did some closed-fist drills. I was surprised at how much faster my stroke turnover was while I was using closed fists. My goal is to really focus on matching my closed-fist turnover speed with open hands. It is likely that I will need to get a song stuck in my head that has a beat similar to my desired stroke rate. That way I can just rock out to the song and my stroke will be what I want it to be.