Swim drills

Got up and raced to the pool to get there before 6am. It’s crazy there and people hog lanes early and do not like sharing. Icy windows and some roadworks meant I arrived at 6.05 dam! I threw off my clothes as if you’d told me Brad Pitt was in the next room, donned my super speedy swimsuit and hat and pegged it around to the edge of the pool. It was only 6.10 hurrah.

Alas all the regular swimmers, mostly over 70 had shown me up as they were already in the pool doing their laps and ALL lanes were claimed. Unbelievable! How do they get in there so fast?

I got in a lane where the swimmer was slow in both that lane and neighbouring lane and wove around them back and forth for 40 minutes. Still I managed my swim drills, catch up, quadrants, high elbow and finished with 8, 7, 6 etc lengths with 15 sec rests between. Total 1800m at 2.07 mins per 100m. That’s the boring bit.

Took at least an hour for goggle marks to fade, one of the delights of swimming when you’re 51. Might see if I can find myself a new pair, maybe something sexier, black shaded ones hmmmmm… internet awaits..

Swimming tireds….

2300m workout done. Doing drills in a 50m pool is very tiring but hey we did it. And apparently my black swimming hat meets my husbands approval… 😏. The coaching at Manchester Aquatics Centre is excellent though. I’m working on imagining my arm is a handle or something like that….high elbow, turn the handle, touch the thigh…..ooh nursey

Swimming lesson

Recently my husband and I went to get swimming analysis done. They take a video of you from the front, side and below water level. It’s incredibly interesting and you get feedback on your technique, with drills to improve. Tonight we will go for a coached lesson and hope to work on some drills to improve. Here is one of my videos. Amazing what you notice and learn from these.

So been told not enough upsweep of hand by the coach and my husband tells me the hat is not sexy😂