PRACTICE IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT, JULY 7.
We’ll just have to do the birthday practice next week on July 14. Bummer.
The weather is coming back for a second round! practice cancelled
Tornado watch? Hail? Heavy rain? Fine. This evening’s practice is cancelled.
We’re back for our fourteenth summer of Tri Masters swimming! We rent the Richfield Municipal pool and welcome swimmers of all levels, from a length or two at a time to seasoned swimmers and triathletes.
Practices are available on a drop-in ($9) or punchcard (10 for $80, $75 until June 7) basis.
Mondays: 7:15-8:30 pm
Thursdays: 7:15-8:15 pm
@mntrimasters Thank you Dave for all your help and coaching for the Hellespont swim. I would never had made it without you.
— Bo Derek (@boderek) August 31, 2013
Congratulations to client Bo Derek, who completed the Hellespont swim this weekend in Turkey. Bo did a private clinic in Santa Barbara in May, and moved all the way from stop-and-go lap swimming to a turbulent open water race in three months.
In contrasting technical workouts and ones which most people think of as working on speed or endurance, many swimmers show that they haven’t taken the approach of trying to do two things at once.
I’ve been posting a lot of technical points, little things to try out within a swim session. Those things don’t need to be done exclusively on one’s own. Bring a technical mindset to any workout session and add brains to brawn.
When you show up to your session, bring two or three different technical points to work into a set. This works especially well on a set of descending swims. Descending refers to the goal time for each swim, so someone in a round of 6 x 100 descending is trying to go faster each time. For each round of that set, you can start out with a simple focal point and get a feel at a smooth and steady rhythm. with each swim, the focus can be intensified in order to adapt to the stronger tempo adaptations. By the end, you’re at a strong tempo but still trying to hold the focus you had at a relaxed speed. Speed and technical focus combine to create something I will be talking a lot about in the future- the concept of technical endurance. At a goal tempo, how long can you hold the technical points you’ve been trying to improve on?