Today is Tuesday so that means another LCM Morning Workout at Culver City. The more I swim LCM the more I fall in love with LCM. Oddly my times in 100 LCM came to be the same times I was doing in 100 SCY yesterday. I don't even know how that is possible. I'm chalking it up to the Culver City being a real pool in which the lines and T are painted with a reason and not just for decoration. Also knowing the pool better makes it for a better swim. I ended up swimming 3,300 LCM today. A few of my mates joined me. At one point 5 of us shared the lane to varying degree's of success. Since we know each other we stay out of each other's way.
I like this long stretched out 1,000 warm up. I need a long warm up and should be doing one during my team workouts but knowing that we tend to have a long-ish warm up set after makes me loaf our 10 minutes warm up. As you can see I did a 300 kick even if I hate kicking. And I got to try a new kickboard! I bring my own pull buoy and paddles but I don't tug along my kickboard so I usually just grab what's laying around. Well for some time I've been looking at a few different kickboards from both Speedo and TYR. Well today in the box of kickboards on deck I found the Speedo "Dual Density Kickboard" LINK. This was one of the kickboards I was looking at. Was. I had thought this kickboard was designed so one could kick on your side with one arm out front and one on your side. Almost as if you are doing the swordfish drill. But I couldn't get my arm to feel snug to the kickboard also it seemed that kicking this way was putting undue stress on whichever shoulder arm was holding the kickboard. As for just kicking with both arms out front I loved it. I also found that in a 50 using the kickboard as a shield holding it up right for resistance it worked too easily as it is narrow so it doesn't great much resistance.
10x50's on 60 odds drill / evens swim
400 Swim or Pull (200 breathing every 3 / 200 thinking about technique)
4x100's Descend. This is why I know I was faster today in LCM then yesterday's SCY. I did my last one on a 1:14. Not blazing fast but still.
4x200's taking 15 seconds rest in between each one. My last one I thought I was going faster than I actually was going as I did a 2:33. I was aiming for a 2:30 or below. I don't see that as a big problem. I chalking it up to a lack of LCM training.
2x100's recovery and warmdown.
That makes 3,300. As the last two standing swimmers were warming down we ran into a team mate of ours who was just getting in the pool. As for the pool temperature is was another perfect day at Culver. A bit chilly when you got in but soon it was a distant memory as you started to swim. The air was another story. I filmed about 30 seconds of the steam rising from the pool I'll add that in later
The way I biked home was about a 7.5 mile bike ride. I did stop at one point and was going to take a bus but I figured I was more than 1/2 way home so I just jotted over to a side street and finished my ride home.
MTD Yardage: 45,250
MTD LCM: 9,800
YTD Yardage: 109,450
YTD LCM 9,800