drills vs yardage
I have been a big believer in Drills and love to practice 50 and 100 yd drills. Unfortunately, last week I went in a pool with long lanes of 50 meters. In the distant past I routinely swam a mile a day, even before I swam TI. In addition to the longer lanes, I tried keeping up with folks half my age and I felt it. What I realized is I have to mix drill days with yardage days. For the next few weeks I plan to focus primarily on yardage, Of course with the idea of maintaining good technique. If I give something up it will be a little speed. In my case all drills and no yardage have made me lazy. A few weeks crunching numbers (as in non stop yardage) will break me from being too comfortable, for my own benefit.