Monday, April 5, 2010

Looking back at the meet...

400 Mixed 25+ Medley relay - New National Record (Alina, Jessica, Mike, Nate)

After watching the relay video far too many times (my kids keep asking and how can I resist that?), I can see what others were saying to me.

1. I need to work on my turns. My legs are too wide when they hit the wall and aren't even streamlined off the wall.

2. Relay starts! Time to get with the program and do the wind-up and not be afraid of DQ-ing.

3. Work on breakouts.

4. My arms really are a bit too wide on my strokes. I want to play around with bringing them in a bit.

Today I was back in the pool after a week off to rest and relax after the meet. Swam a long and easy 2700. I need to ramp up for the Great Bay swim but think I will wait until after April vacation so my shoulder gets a bit of a break. I am going to say it here for all to hear.... I promise to religiously do my shoulder strengthening exercises everyday!!


Ange said...

what a Great season you had!!! Congrats to you. I'm really impressed and proud of you. I noticed that start. :) You WON'T DQ!! You can do it..I KNOW You can.
And yes, those shoulder strengthening things really do help. You shoudl really be careful as longer OW swimming is coming.
Can't wait to hit up Crystal Lake w/ you!!

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