Tuesday, June 2, 2009

An Early Glimmer!

Today I had a great workout. During this part of the season, the beginning of taper, it is nice to have little glimmers of light. These glimmers can be anything from waking up in the morning and for once actually feeling somewhat refreshed, having a good set in practice when you originally felt really bad in warm-up, having a big lift in the weight-room, maybe your stroke feels really effortless, etc. Today we had a great set of 50s. The last round was kick. My bread and butter is my kick. My legs are what really provide me with most of my power through the water. Today my legs felt better than they have in a long while. My last 50 kick was 23.9 seconds on a kick-board. Not to be arrogant, but for those who don't know, that is really fast!

The legs are the biggest muscle group in the body and generally take the longest time to get recovered after long bouts of training. Today gave me a really bright glimmer of light going into this summer. I'm so happy right now. My confidence is on the rise big-time. I can still feel the warmth in my legs...it's wild!

9 comments:

David2 said...

Lucky! On the contrary, we swam in an 86-degree pool today and did a ridiculously hard set of 200s. I did okay, but I am EXAUSTED!

Hope this means GREATNESS from you this summer!

Romans 16:1 said...

i did an awesome practice yesterday!! today tho practice got cancelled b.c of lightning :\

hope you keep on getting glimmers and btw 23.9 is definitely fast for anything, swimming or kicking.

keep up the good work Garrett!!

Nicole said...

Wow... my coach tells me I have a great kick but whenever we work on just kicks I feel like I am going soooo slow... THAT TIME IS AWESOME! This afternoon I watched the relay awards from the Golden Goggles! Congratulations! (even thought it was a while ago!)

Adin said...

lol 23.9 is like an "A" time for us age group swimmers

J said...

Rock on, your positive attitude is shining through and inspiring for young to old athletes.. 23.9 kick that is like a freaking speed boat motor....

BMcCurdy said...

Lately I have felt horrible in practice, and really tired all day after practice.
I am so looking forward to a few days where i fell really good geting out of the water.
23.9 is stupid fast by the way and I would be telling everyone i know that i did that.
I am pretty sure that I could pull that off with fins, but it would definetly wouldnt be easy.

Garrett said...

Wow 86 degrees? That's really hot!

Keep working on your kick...it will get better and pay huge dividends in the end.

anni Ü said...

Wow, that is awesome!! 23.9 is über-fast anyway. That sounds like a great workout:) i looooove kick i can beat everyone on my team, even the high school kids that go to nationals an stuff tho I'm 12. unfortunately I'm sooo not beating them in actual swimming, but we'll get there LOL. I can't wait until my coach starts our taper! I haven't had a reeeeaaaaally good practice in awhile but soon I think I will start seeing a couple of those :D

oliviamanz said...

Kicking with kickboards is really hard for me- I haven't got the turns down yet. Any tips?


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