Thursday, April 05, 2007
Weekly wrap up
Good week and an easy week. I stuck to my race plan and after the hard effort brick on Sunday have been taking it easy except for some prescribed short intensive efforts. i did do a race simulation swim of the 500 yards yesterday at the pool. After getting my second video analysis by Vanessa I am trying to time my strokes more even, i was gliding too long on the right and it caused me to sink a few inched bringing my body and head a little underwater. By working on that and using a mental mantra of "1 and core " each stroke i was keeping a rhythm and counting which lap I was on and reminding myself to use more core than arm in the stroke. Worked well because by doing it I had a little more focus and I knew which lap I was on and I was less fatigued.
I did the 500 yards in 9:58 which is the fastest I have done it so far and I think It will be even faster at the race. ( time wise please recall I have been swimming for about 14 months)
later that evening Bruce stopped by and we looked at the two videos that Vanessa did 3 months apart ( he only had the first one done) and wow you could see some improvement that he pointed out for technique. It was pretty funny some of the crap I was doing before and i would have never noticed it without the video. a for sure thing type of tool i would say.
Well signing off as i leave for Corvallis for the Beaver Freezer Sprint Triathlon. I will be back Sunday night with a race report.
Pre race goals
Swim under 10 minutes
Bike average speed 21 MPH
Run 7:30 minute miles