“You’ll Need EVERYTHING“
Yet another tough session in the pool tonight - one that involved the full range of toys at our disposal.
After the warm-up, we did 400m of hand paddles, which I’d never used before (did I mention that I’m quite new to ‘real’ swimming?). Interesting things - you get to really feel it when you slap rather than slice the water; you can really feel the difference on the stroke when you pull with some conviction rather than just letting your hand drift past; and you get to really work those shoulders hard!
Then there was a few hundred with the pull buoy. Not so much fun after the paddles.
Then a hundred with the kick board. No fun at all. I mean, really, just WHAT IS THE POINT of this piece of equipment?
Then some more paddles.
Then some more smegging kick board.
Then a few hundred with fins. So fast, so sleek, so effortless. So I got cramp in the arch of my foot - first one, and then the other, and only ended up doing about 150m with the fins. Booo!
The 100m with closed fists.
Then 100m double-arm back-stroke. Like doing breast stroke on your back. Oddly enough, I was fast at this - I mean I really rock at it. If only I could use it on race day . . . though I’ll have to figure out how to prevent myself swimming all over the lane, and into the end of the pool. Maybe I’d better stick to the more conventional front crawl.
By the end of the session, I was totally exhausted. So in many ways, it was just like every other swim session. Goodnight!
- Type: Swim
- Date: 03/27/2008
- Time: 15:57:33
- Total Time: 00:50:00.00
- Distance: 1,600 m
- Average Pace: 3:07.98/100m