SWIM (masters @ the Y) 1:00:00  0.71 mi (1:24:29 / mi)
to be honest, i was apprehensive to go to masters this morning. i heard coach craig was tough and i didn't think i had what it took mentally and physically to be there. the rumor wasn't a myth after all. he was tough and he's not going anywhere for a while. he will be our coach for the entire Vanguard swim season, which equates to march of next year (he is currently Vanguard's head coach and the swim team will be training with us until their season is over).
since i began masters 5 months ago, i concentrated on going long, rather than fast. coach craig was all about going long AND fast. throughout the entire session in the pool today, all i could think was, "just hang in there, survive it, finish it, and you don't have to come back, you can swim on your own, until march, then you can start masters again..." But as i was driving home and had time to review what we did in practice, i decided to give it another try, this friday. on friday, i will be mentally ready, since i know now what to expect. and hopefully, with the mental toughness, i will swim stronger.
so, to recap today's session, all we did was KICK. yep, that was it, imaginary kickboard the entire time, no use of arms allowed.
4x100 - imaginary kickboard with open turns
4x100 - imaginary kickboard with flip turns
2x100 - sidekick
10x25 - all out fast kick, with 5 sec rest in between
note: coach craig wants me to put in more time to practice fast and furious kicks outside of masters.