Simulating an open water mile race, with Chris, Misa and Kate
odds: 50 kick/50 swim
evens: 50 single arm drill/50 swim
4×50 swim on cruise+10 sec, descend 1-4
We break the open water race into 3 pieces–the start (fast and then settling into a pace), the middle (extending the stroke and maintaining pace, working breathing patterns), and the end (carrying the pace and then driving towards the finish).
3×600, with 1 minute rest between each
#1. 300 pushing the pace/300 moderate, settling into a pace
#2. 600 steady pace, alternating your breathing patterns, depending on sun, waves, and other swimmers in your space.
#3. 300 at mid race pace/300 building into a fast finish
4×100 kick with no board (25 on your left side/25 on your back/25 on your right side/25 on your stomach)
300 easy swim or pull, alternating breathing patterns