70 days to E.C. tide opening
Day off from the water but a good dry-land work today.
AM: Gilad's Power and Grace DVD, and Cuts and Curves DVD.
Noon: 45 minutes at the gym working the shoulders and legs.
Modified Catch-up Stroke
I call this a stroke and not a drill because I have incorporated this into my long swims.
This can be done as a drill to focus on a long, deliberate stroke.
I find this relaxes my arms, shoulders and back for a short time, while still moving forward at a descent pace.
The stroke starts in a streamline position, similar to catch-up stroke... but the hesitation out front is slight. As soon as the opposite is entering the water, the arm stretched out begins its pull.
I take 3 pulls in this manner, breathe. Then I take a longer catch-up stroke, breathe on the other side and repeat with 3 more strokes.
I know it sounds confusing but it really is quite comfortable.
The count goes...
1 stroke, 2, 3, breathe and then breathe on the other side. 1,2,3, breathe, breathe.
or Left, Right, Left (breathe), Right (breathe). L, R, L (breathe), R (breathe)
Good luck, I incorporate this into my swims and I feel very refreshed after about 10 cycles.
Dream, Prepare, Succeed.