Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 426 - Recovery, recovery and recovery!

April 7, 2014 

First, an update! After my half Ironman-ish time test Saturday before last, Chris Hauth told me I need to increase my overall training volume. His exact quote was, "Say goodbye to your weekends!"

Then he gave me the week off to "recover."

I have been working much more recently and I didn't get home until after eight p.m. Almost didn't have time to do my first "(active recovery) workout. Forty-five minutes with the sets of my choice.

I did sinking drills first and had good results with my exhale being strong and full. Then I practiced the American Crawl, aka freestyle. As I swam and found the hypnotic rhythm of the pull and turn and breath, I had a memory of the Gillman from The Creature from The Black Lagoon. The creature swam with his finger/claws spread and I seem to move much quicker doing it as well! Until tomorrow my friends

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