3 x Sink Downs : In the deepest part of the pool (10ft or more if possible), sink yourself down to the bottom by exhaling your air in a controlled manner. Feel how your buoyancy changes as you exhale.
4 x 50 "Bubble-Bubble-Breathe" : swim 50 focusing on your breath. You can think "Bubble, bubble" as your face is in the water, then "Breathe" as you turn your head to the side for a breath. To get the timing for the breath, pick 1 side and touch your chin to your shoulder on that side. As your arm moves behind you, your shoulder will pull back and your face will turn up for a breath. As soon as your faces turns back into the water, you should begin exhaling in a controlled manner.
3 x Sink Downs, just like before!
200 swim, focus on exhaling bubbles and reaching forward with your stroke, "Spearing" your hand into the water as if striking a fish in front of you!
4 x 25 Head Position:
Swim 25 with your head high in the water so the water line is at your nose/mouth but your eyes/goggles are out of the water.
Swim another 25 with the water line just above the top of your goggles.
Swim a 3rd 25 with the water line at the top of your forehead.
On the last 25, let the water line hit your head where it felt the easiest of all of those positions!
200 Swim: now with head position in the easiest place and focus again on "Bubble, Bubble, Breathe."
100 Kick on your Back : if you have a kickboard, hold it in both hands so it sits on the top of the water over your knees. Hold good posture so your hips stay up while you are on your back. It helps to look straight up at the ceiling and pretend that there is a string pulling your belly button up! Do flutter kick while trying to keep your knees straight so they do not hit the kickboard. Keep your ankles are like a fish tail- floppy!
100 Easy swim - relax and enjoy the water!
Hydrant :: Hold 30- 45 seconds and perform 10 reps immediately after, both sides
Skate :: same as above
Couch stretch ::Hold 2 min, every day!
150 easy swim
1 minute treading water: focus on hand position and motion. Rest on the wall for 30 seconds and do another minute of treading
100 easy swim, focus on exhaling "Bubble, Bubble, Breathe."
4 x 50 as 25 swim/25 kick on back. Don't use a kickboard but don't let your knees come out of the water either! Rest about 10 sec after each 50.
6 x 50 steady swim on 20 SR (seconds rest). Feel where the water hits your head and how your hands enter the water. Don't forget to breathe!
100 easy swim cool down
Do not worry about speed or heart rate, just go for an easy run and feel your posture and foot landing under your center of gravity. Break it into a walk/run if needed to re-set your form.
Warm up with 10min easy jogging. Then run 6 x 20sec uphill sprints, easy jog back down to the start. Finish out time at easy running pace, focusing on good form with feet landing underneath you.
100 easy swim warm up
4 x 50 kick with kickboard as 25 easy/25 fast! on 15SR
6 x 50 swim, focus on exhaling! on 15SR
1min treading water, rest 30sec
3 x 30sec vertical kick in the deep end, 30sec recovery on the wall
2 x 100 steady swim on 20SR
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Zone 2 = 56 - 75% of your FTP & 69 - 83% of your Threshold Heart Rate