B-Ball and Swim

Got out to the B-Ball game last night. Crowd was kind of small, so we played 4 on 4 with no subs. Needless to say, I was beat at the end of 3 full court games. It actually felt good to stretch the legs out a bit, but I sure was sore when I got up this morning.

Got up in time to get to the Y for a quick workout. I hit the stretch machine and then the pool. Did 3 X 200M freestyle. Form was okay, but I really need to work on my torso rotation. I can’t get comfortable turning to my offside. Maybe I should try breathing every 3 strokes (alternate sides) vs. my current pattern of every 2 strokes (same side). I have been trying to blow bubbles on my offside to help get me turning more, but that is just getting in the way. Anyone out there (yeah right) with any suggestions, feel free to shoot them my way.

On another note, we received a very nice double bike trailer from some friends whose kids had outgrown it. Can’t wait to get out there and try it out.

One Response to “B-Ball and Swim”

  1. deene says:

    i’m so not a real swimmer but according to my swim instructor breathing every third stroke is ideal in free style. i have troubles with the torso rotation so the drill my instructor makes me do is this: at the completion of your stroke as you bring your hand out of the water, touch your opposite butt. this creates an exaggerated turn allowing you to glide a bit and catch plenty of air.