Thursday, 9 October 2008

coming out of a break

Well, it's been a while. I've had quite a nice break, eating and drinking too much as you do. Focus has been low as I've had a lot of other things going on, but I'm getting it back now that the next competition has been announced for mid-November in Auckland. My main focus will be on statics there as I haven't done a static in competition for so long and my record is getting pretty old.

I have been playing around with my new fin too. I've been trying to glide longer as I find this more relaxing (and I'm generally pretty lazy in dynamics). During a few tests the other night in a 33m pool I went from 8 kicks per length (I include the kick off the wall) to 6 with a longer glide. The timing went from 28s up to 30s, so I feel the benefits might be quite good. I have yet to try a max swim gliding like this. My next goal will be to try not to lose so much power or gain kicks per length throughout the dive.