Suzanne's Performance Improvement Project (starting @ 800)
Some of you may know that I was involved in a car accident last March that left me unable to swim due to neck injury for 5-6 months, and swimming for rehab at total distances of anywhere from 300-800 depending on the day. Prior to last week I had done one swim of 1200 or so total and 1 practice totaling 1650 that took me a good hour to do.
Needless to say swimming for "improvement" has a new meaning for me. It's been over a year since I have used a tempo trainer for swimming or cared what my stroke counts are.
However last week I coached at our women's open water swim camp and while the week started rough I was thrilled with how well I improved over the week as far as resiliency from day to day and the high quality of my swim from a totally subjective perspective. By that I am referring to things like balance, core control, clean breathing all without neck pain.
So I felt ready to tackle an improvement project and am contemplating entering the spring USMS age group nationals in the 1000 or the mile or both.
I'll update tomorrow with what i chose for my first assessment set and ideas for upcoming practices.