>> Thursday, March 18, 2010
Yesterday, I went for a swim. I wanted to try some kick drills. I ran into Steve H and Julia when I got there, and they just got done with a “kick heavy” swim workout. So I did a version of what they did (only shorter, because I was running out of time).
After a warm-up, I did repeats of 200 free then 100 kicking with a kick board (with no break). Check out these shitty splits:
Yeah. 5:15 for my first 100 of kicking?!? FML. I’ve never really used a kick board before. Really. So there’s no wonder that my 100 kick got faster as I went - I was LEARNING how to kick!
Question: Do you have a good “build your kick” drill? Or do I just need to spend more time with a kickboard?
I had a “friend” on Facebook invite me to a Twilight group.
If you’re a “health food foodie,” I want to let you know about an acquaintance’s new blog. Suzie Finger, a local duathlete and triathlete, just started a blog last month called Suz News. Catchy, isn’t it? I met Suzie at the first Gear West Splash-N-Dash. She’s the one in the black and red:
No, that’s a guy. No, that’s a guy too. Yeah, THAT one in the black and red.
Welcome to the blog-o-sphere, Suzie! Have FUN with it! See you at the races this year!
Finally, here are a couple of my recent Examiner articles:
• More on the science behind compression gear.
• How to get your wetsuit ready for tri season.
• Minnesota’s early season tri and du schedule (just updated!).
• And if you missed it about a week ago, check out photos from the “Ride of a Lifetime,” the record breaking indoor cycling class.