01.27.10 — Swim Intervals

Type: Swim Intervals that make my arms fall off
Distance: 1,000 yards
Time: about 13:00
Workout: 10 x 100 yards with about 30 seconds of rest between sets

The plan was to get into the pool and after a quick warm-up, swim ten 100 yard intervals at threshold while maintaining good form. I wanted to go really, really fast tonight (relatively speaking of course), and I think I accomplished that goal. My triceps are still burning, so I don’t know if that means my form was crappy or that I pushed really hard. Either way, the pain feels oh so good tonight.

A Site You Should Visit
Trying to figure out what is wrong with your stroke or more importantly, how to improve it can be very frustrating. I know over the years I have experienced some difficulty in making improvements in my efficiency without being able to see what a good stroke looks like. Well, I have a great, free solution for you. You need to go check out Mr. Smooth. No, these aren’t videos of my Dad’s skills with the ladies when he was younger (sorry Dad!), but it is a great animation of what an efficient freestyle stroke should look like in the water. One of the features I appreciate about the animation is you can rotate it to see the action from various angles. This resource is certainly priced right — it is one of the amazing free things left out there on the Interwebs…

Let me know what you think after you check it out…

About the Author

I have been participating in running and triathlons for 10 years and love the feeling that training provides. You may not agree with me, but you know you just can't look away...