Lane 1 - Inside The Games posts "Former Olympian McKeon takes over reins of Australian open water program. Former Olympic swimmer Ron McKeon has been announced as the new national open water coach and performance manager by Swimming Australia."
Lane 3 - The Daytona Beach News-Journal posts "Spruce Creek product Lochte says he swam too soon after injury. Ryan Lochte didn't want to heed his doctors' advice. But when nature intervened, he had no choice. “I got back in the water faster that what was expected,” said Lochte, who swam in two events at Orlando. “The doctors still say that I should be more careful, and I said, 'Ahh, I don't want to listen to them, I want to get back in the water.' It started feeling fine. Then when I raced in Orlando, I don't know, something happened, something was wrong in my knee and it hurt, so I knew I pushed it too hard."
Lane 4 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "James Magnussen moves on from Olympics scorn. The Olympic silver-medallist has grown physically and mentally since the 2012 Games and is ready for the chase again, writes Daniel Lane."
Lane 5 - The Telegraph posts "Good for you, Rebecca Adlington. If the Olympic swimmer has had her nose altered, well done. There’s nothing wrong with doing that if it makes you happy."
Lane 6 - People posts "Amanda Beard’s Blog: The Ups and Downs."
La Powerskin Carbon Flex présente une nouvelle construction brevetée V-Flex qui amène une plus grande flexibilité. Ce système apporte trois bénéfices aux compétiteurs.
V-Flex pour une grande flexibilité
1- Flexion de la hanche et liberté de mouvements L'amplitude de mouvement au niveau de la hanche est optimisée grâce à un nouveau positionnement des coutures. Elles se situent à l'arrière, au niveau du tendon ischio-jambier et remontent sur le fessier. Cette nouvelle « une ligne de flexion » au niveau des muscles fléchisseurs de la hanche diminue la résistance pendant la phase de flexion sur les plots de départ, pendant les virages et dans les mouvements de jambes en brasse.
2- Effet push-up Les deux coutures fessier créent une « ligne de tension » entre les deux zones d'ancrage du corps, limitant l'étirement sur cette ligne et procurant un effet push-up (poussée/soulèvement) en bas des jambes.
3- Retour élastique sur le mur Pendant la phase de virage, la « ligne de tension » aide la poussée sur le mur.
Les proportions de la combinaison ont été légèrement modifiées pour assurer une meilleure couverture du corps, et renforcer les effets de la compression intelligente.
Lane 1 - The Sacramento Bee posts "Malibu C and U.S. Masters Swimming Partner to Support and Encourage Swimmers. Malibu C, a Salon/Spa hair, scalp and skin wellness beauty collection, is partnering with U.S. Masters Swimming, the national governing body for adult swimming. The multi-year agreement provides Malibu C marketing, licensing, and promotional rights in the personal care products category."
Lane 2 - Go Swim posts "Backstroke - Goggle Under Back Kick. We've focused on backstroke kick before, but this is a small detail that can also help your entire body position."
Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "The curse of Sydney 2000: As Grant Hackett enters rehab, how so many of Australia's Olympics swimmers have been blighted by drink, drugs and depression. Grant Hackett one of a number of retired Olympic heroes to enter rehab. Other Sydney 2000 teammates have battled depression and addiction. Ian Thorpe and Geoff Huegill have spoken out about their struggles. Transition from competition to retirement can be tough, say psychologists. Especially difficult for the Sydney team because of their major profiles."
Lane 4 - Bondi Rescue posts "Reidy and Matt Dee Speaking Different Languages | Bondi Rescue S9."
Lane 5 - USA Swimming posts "2013 Swim-a-Thon™ Contest Video -- Splash Aquatics-Makiki."
Lane 6 - Triathlete posts "Theories On Swim Development."
Two days in a row and I'm on a swim roll. Got up early to meet up with the guys for a "coached" workout. Usually on Wednesday's I sleep in as Tuesday and Thursday my first spin class is at 5:45am and Wednesday it's 11am. But decided I need to get into swim shape so headed over to meet up with the gang.
4x75's Kick/Swim/Kick (300/800)
2x50's on 55 (100)
2x100's on 1:40 (200/300)
4x50's on 55 (200/500)
200 on 3:20 (200/700)
4x50'a on 55 (200/900)
200 on 3:20 (200/1100)
2x50's on 55 (100/1200)
2x100's on 1:40 (200/1400/2200)
The 100's were all descending and the 200's were also. Doing this set proved that I'm really out of swim shape. Really, bad shape!
My first 200 was about 1:40 I think. The second 200 was faster then the 2:33 as I couldn't remember if I was at a 150 or 200. Since the guy in the next lane took some of it off and was hanging by the wall I asked him then when he said that was my 200 I stopped my watch. So I did descend my 100's and 200's. Not nearly as fast as I was 3 years ago before moving here but at least I'm swimming.
Whole workout 2,200 yards in like 45 minutes maybe a bit more.
2014 is not turning up to be The Year of Swimming for me. I need to swim more but time and energy isn't helping.
My Progress for Go The Distance 2014 Month Total Distance Jan 2.76 miles (=4,850 yards, =4,435 meters) Feb 4.15 miles (=7,300 yards, =6,675 meters) Total 6.90 miles (=12,150 yards, =11,110 meters)
At least teaching spinning and personal training is keeping me in base shape. I just need more swim time. Hopefully when the pool closest to work reopens this spring they will have more lap swim times so I can swim in between classes and clients. But we will see.