I've been using the Speedo vanquisher goggles for many years now, I don't have many complaints about them at all. The only problem is that for as long as I've been using them, after about an hour, my eye sockets start to hurt. If I take a break and pull them off of my face, it chills out, but I've had days of practice where my eyes hurting me has been the reason that I lost interest and quit. I've been debating getting a pair of more comfortable goggles for practice and wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions. I'm a former college swimmer and I keep a good pace, but I'm not actively race training. I'd been eyeing the tyr spec ops or aqua spheres keyennes. Thoughts?
This morning I competed in a small, almost impromptu meet with my YMCA's swim "team"(I was the only one who decided to go lol). I decided to only swim the 200 free as I wanted to go a good time and hadn't swam it since sectionals in February. It was the only race I swam and before the race, my coach told me that since it was my only race and I was set up to easily win the event, I should swim it as a sprint. The race went well on paper, but was horrible in execution. I swam it in 2:03.XX and could feel so many mistakes, and felt extremely tired on the last 50, although not totally losing my pace. The 2:03 is a Personal Best by ~1 second, but I feel disappointed by the race, I went out a 27.5X in the first 50, but came back a 31.82, alongside bad turns and nonexistent underwaters. Anyways, what do y'all think, should the 200 free(SCY) be swam as a sprint, or as a mid distance event? Also, is it wrong to be disappointed even with a best time? Just looking for some outside opinions.
I've got 2 swim meets coming up. One is the end of September and the other is the 3rd week of November. I was planning on making the one in November my main meet and the one in September a time-trial meet.
For both meets I'm doing the : 100 IM/100 free/50 free/50 fly/100 BK
I have swim experience (26.07 in the 50 free and 1:01.03 in the 100 free were my best races) and have been swimming 3-5 days a week (2500yds/meters 60-70 minutes each session) for the past year along with running/weights/yoga just to stay fit, training about 8-10 hours a week. I've lost about 15 pounds and feel great but I'm looking to race faster.
The meet in September gives me 10 weeks to prepare. I'm wanting at least one down week to rest before the meet so that leaves me with 9 weeks to train. I still want to keep the lifting but how would you organize your training to prepare? Periodization? Same workouts each week but shorter rests/faster times?
I was thinking of doing this :
4 weeks focused on conditioning with one speed workout (Build yardage week 1-3 and reduce to week 1 level in week 4)
5 weeks focused on race prep/speed with 3 speed workouts (100 time trial weekly)
1 week taper (stop lifting 10 days from meet)
Swim 10-15k a week depending on phase
Lift 2x a week (deadlift/squats/weighted pull-ups/rows/rhomboid work/triceps)
Yoga at least once weekly
Run once a week (probably not necessary but I enjoy running and it has helped keep me trim)
For those that would like some variation and/or a more structured workout, I provide for you our groups workout from today. We practice 4 days a week and I will try and post our workouts later the same day or the next. Our workouts are split into 5 different skill levels. Choose the column that works best for you and if you find that you are getting more rest than column 5, move up a level. Because this is Masters, feel free to add/subtract/or modify in anyway you see fit.
Note for this set:
-DPS (Distance Per Stroke) = Maximize the distance traveled for each stroke while minimizing the total number of strokes to complete the length (long course) or lap (short course)
-Choice Smooth = Faster than easy, but slower than moderate. Focus on having nice smooth strokes with strong pulls and relaxed recoveries.
-*Choice* = anything other than fly, back, breast, or freestyle to get from point A to point B. Run, dolphin dives, corkscrew, etc just not a competition stroke
-Fast in the Black = Sprint/Fast swim in the solid colored section of your pools lane lines then moderate/easy outside of that. Our pools lane lines are red/black with black being the 5m lead in color to the wall. As our pool is currently set for long course, the black is also in the middle section of the pool where 2-25yd lane lines come together to complete the 50m length.
-Choice Underwater = ***SKIP THIS IF SWIMMING ALONE*** I know this is controversial, which is why you should skip this if you are swimming by yourself. Otherwise if you have a partner, this is all about breath control. Try and complete the set with minimal breaths and or swimming at the surface.
After seeing the lettering times that coach posted, I decided to go after the 200 IM time, (2:26.79). My current best, which I’m not very proud of is 2:47.67. However I did recently swim a 1:19 100 IM during a morning practice off the wall. Tips and strats would be great!
I am a male, I learned how to swim when I was 6. I learned how to float when I was 7, and I could do it perfectly fine, relaxed, like a dead body on one of those inflatable things. Now that I’m 15, I’m trying it again and my legs sink no matter what I do. I have tried raising my back and my shoulders and all of those weird stiff positions and nothing, it always sinks. Please help
I went out swimming with some friends last night, I don't have too much of a problem swimming around and staying above water, but they all have a much easier time swimming than i do. I can't even float. I used to be able to float when i was a kid, but now when i do it, I just sink. Out of all my friends, im the only one who can sink to the bottom of a pool and sit there, everybody else just floats back up.
1) Show me how many (pool) laps I've swum in real time (IRT)
2) Give me a reasonably good sense of heart rate IRT
3) Provide workouts personally targeted to help me progress
I've been using a Garmin FR 235 to manually record my laps, but sometimes forget to push the button. PoolSwim IQ is a miss for me. And I can't easily integrate my Scosche HR data into Garmin workout. Really frustrated.