Yesterday’s swim workout

Warm up 100 yard swim 50 yards pull 50 yards kick Drill 4 x 75 yards (25 kick, 25 tap front then back drill, 25 swim) Swim  4 x 150 yard swim with timed recovery Drill 8 x 50 yards pull with paddles, set focus each time, timed recovery Cool down 50 yard swim easy Had a great swim with my swim coach yesterday. Progress is gradual and slow but exciting. I’ve gone from a 50 […]

Great Swim Today

Had a great swim today! Learned that my trainer has been purposefully increasing my yardage and that I swam 1200 yards this week during our session and 1250 last session. That’s over twice the length of Tri For a Cure! Obviously I can’t take breaks every 50 or 100 yards during the Tri, but knowing that I’m swimming twice the distance of my race when I go to the pool for an hour is a good […]

Equinox Class Review: The Pursuit (Cycling)

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill. First of all… Anyone else having totally one of those days? Those 10 minutes late to drop off, checking into the gym 2 minutes before class when you’re a type A, forgetting a major piece of clothing when you planned to go straight to kindergarten volunteering from the gym kind […]

A Little Swim Break Through

After some initially panicked breathing in the water during the warm up, I settled in today and ended with a 100 yard time trial where I didn’t stop once. That’s the first time I’ve accomplished that distance without a break. And at the end of an hour swim session, too. I’m proud of that. I also did quite a few 50s today. It used to be that every 50 was me swimming reasonably well for the first […]

Swim, Blood Donation & Picking My First Class

Here’s a photo of me swimming yesterday. I’m at the point where the quick technique fixes and rapid improvements are diminishing, and now the progress I see is much more gradual. I’m struggling with keeping my kick consistent and not scissor kicking when I take a breath, keeping my arm stretched forward while I take a breath and not letting it dip or bend, and keeping my temple down in the water when I breathe […]