27 July 2006

Just a quick note.

Tonight was my last stroke clinic and I'm bummed it's over. I've learned so much and come so far in 4 short weeks it's truly amazing.

Tonight we did some interval training. We were going to do 8 x 50 on 2 minutes. The main idea was to keep the 50's consistent.

Back in June (the last time I timed my 50s) I was doing them 1:04ish. Tonight they were :54. That is a huge improvement. 10 seconds per 50 is 20 per 100 and on and on. That's really great.

The first night we did a stroke count. Mine was 28. Last week we did a stroke count and mine was 21. I was stoked. Tonight we did a stroke count/timed 50. I did 26 and 28 strokes for the 25. I was a little dismayed until the instructor explained: I'd given up some strokes in favor of speed. You can't have both, really low stroke count and speed. You have to sacrifice one for the other. That made it easier to bear. I do need to work on that though. I want to be fast but I don't want to work too hard at it ;P

Okay, that's it. I just wanted to make some notes so I don't forget. Monday the real work begins.

1 comment:

Nancy Toby said...

That's a great pace! I'd like to do that!!

I've got 10 minutes

 Let's see how much I can get down in that time.  Well, it's been another week gone by. I tried some things with my laser and they w...