By the fourth lap I was thirsty, hot, slower, and covered in Lake Hefner gnats! Ew! But 38 miles is an all time best...so I'll take it! All I have to do is add on 18 more miles (2 more laps around) and I've got the race distance covered! Woo hoo!
Speed Up, Grandma!
We had our TNT group swim practice on Monday. Coach Ryan encouraged speed work this time around. I haven't done true speed work since high school swim team so this was fun! It brought me back! We did a 300 meter warm up, a few drills, 5 - 75's with a short rest in between, 6 - 25's sprint with 20 seconds in between, and finally, a 200 broken up into 25 sprint 25 recover and repeat. This may sound like a foreign language if you are not a swimmer...but it's easy to catch on once you practice.
Coach Ryan did a great job helping Joleen with her stroke work. She is looking much better considering she started with little technique. Coach helped me with my stroke. I am crossing over slightly and need to widen my arms a bit so that I pull straight down and not across and down. I also need to push the water all the way back instead of stopping by my hip. I will work on it! My teammates love/hated me for bringing homemade chocolate chip cookies to practice! I know I loved it!
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