Had a private lesson with Derek Schoof this morning and it was well worth it. He is a really good swim coach and improved my stroke within an hour tremendously. My body position was sagging in my core because i wasn't using it while swimming. After making the adjustment wow i could feel it in my core. My pull was worked on as well and stroke rate was increased also. If i had the time i would join the pacific dolphins i think (the group he coaches) it would make huge improvements i think
Afternoon did a track workout at balaclava park. Nice place, never been before.
Solid session of :
2x mile at 5:33, 5:37
2x800 at 2:33, 2:35?
5x400 at 1:11, 1:12, 1:13, 1:13, 1:10
Took 2:45 rest on the miles, 1:30 on the 800's and 1min on the 400's
Then did 5xstrides, 2xstrength
and a 7min CD with a bike home.
Had some nutella and toast and fruit and then headed up to UBC for the tuesday night crit. John scheske was there so i had a teammate in the cat 4 which was nice. Man he is a machine at sprinting he won the pream, and then i lead him out of the group on the last lap last corner to take the race. I felt i had a lot more control in that short race then ever, i guess it was staying near the front of the group that helped and dictating the pace. Sprinting is definitely not a strength for me, but maybe with some work i'll get it.
went to elwoods later on for some wings and drinks with JP, catherine and steph, but not to late as i was pretty tired from the long day.