Wednesday, August 10, 2022

More on that whole stroke balance and symmetry thing with Chris, Misa and Kate

warm up:

600 choice


drill set:

3×100 (50 single arm or rhythm drill/50 swim)

3×50 kick, descend 1-3

6×25 swim build

odds free, evens nonfree


main set:

3 rounds of:


rd 1: breathe only to your left side

rd 2: breathe only to your right side

rd 3: your choice

1×200, breathing 25 left side/25 right side

1×300, breathing bilaterally

15 sec rest between each swim.

The focus on this set is not speed or intensity. It’s trying to get a sense of stroke imbalance or asymmetry. How does your breathing pattern affect these? If such things are there, how do you correct them? Fins, paddles and pulling gear are all welcome on this set, since the breathing patterns are the points of emphasis.

100 easy


last set:

4×150 (100 kick build/50 easy swim)


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