Focusing On Butterfly
Monday, November 02, 2009
Every other Monday we get the choice between a freestyle or stroke workout which I think is a great idea. Usually my basis for choosing which workout to do is based on who shows up and/or who I feel like swimming with. This morning I looked over in the freestyle lane and saw one of the really fast swimmers and thought to myself that I so don't want to go that fast at 6am. So I moved to the stroke lane. Since I was with people a bit slower I got to do butterfly and have descent recovery time. The only thing is that now I can't remember the whole workout. Even after swimming the workout I had to go check the printed sheets to remember what I had swam.
I goofed off and chatted it up during the warm up. Which is pretty typical of me. But a bit more so today for some reason. I am beginning to find most of the morning warm ups to be mostly chaotic and slowly becomming a total waste of time. I shouldn't just say mornings as the virus is spreading. Everyone shows up at different times and gets in the water at different times. Then even if something is on the board most people sorta ignore it which I've gotten in the habit of doing. Somewhere between 10 and 15 minutes into the warm up we all hold up and either find a consescious in the lane on were we are in the warm up set and start from that point or we are given a warm up set. So I pretty much use the 10 minutes to get use to the water temp and maybe do some drills to losen up which ever muscles are giving me some morning aches.
With that said I did about a 150 before getting in the swing of things with my lane. At that point it was 2 more 150's. 75 Kick / 50 Drill / 25 Swim. I did these butterfly. I guess I didn't see on the board that it was a 400 Swim followed by 4x150's reverse IM. Meh! So my warm up was a total of 450 yards.
The main set was next which was really almost another warm up within various other things as more kicking was involved. Mind you I don't remember what we did for the whole thing just some parts of it.
2x200's Stroke or IM on 3:20. Did the first one butterfly and came in at 2:40. Which I was sorta impressed with after a goofing off warm up and not taking the 200 too seriously. The other week when I did a 200 at the end of workout and tried pushing myself I did the same time. Of course since then I've been doing more fly after the meet last week in which my fly sucked! (400/850)
Then it was four round of:
The first round I did fly. Second round I did backstroke. The thrird round I did a 25 breaststroke kick and then moved to the rest all butterfly. I can't remember what I did the last round. Maybe fly or free. Meh. Just remember I did free as I pulled it. Wanted to save my legs for fly.(600/1450)
I think we had something else here. Hmm...
Then finishing it off with some more fly. Four rounds of:
100 on 1:40 (did all the rounds of this butterfly)
4x50's on 50 (did these all fly/back/back/freestyle) Pretty much the backstorke and freestyle were recovery for me. I always felt better in my 50 fly after the 100 fly. Mostly cuz' I was able to swim that first 25 without switching to one arm as I was passing other swimmers going the other way. So it was a smooth 25 followed by a long underwater kick to avoid lane mates. (1200/2650)
2650 yards doesn't sound right. Like I said I'm missing part of the main set. Or at least I think I am. Doesn't matter so much as my fly is feeling a bit out of whack but I'm getting some distance in. I always feel the more I swim butterfly in workout the more I can feel what I'm doing wrong and fix it as I go. Also more chance for the coach to see me swim the stroke and point out things I might be doing wrong that I can't see or feel. I will admit my kicking felt to small to get myself going.