For most of the session that followed I used a large pull buoy that provided enough lift to streamline me. This week's 400m time trial was just over 9 minutes so 10% faster than 2 months ago. That doesn't sound all that much especially since I was aided by a float.
|Fair catch on left arm, but aren't they weedy arms?|
The second major issue is my weak catch where I'm still struggling to get a vertical forearm. A little practice, especially with a snorkel so that I didn't need to think about breathing, gave some progress. I do have a problem of over thinking but if I don't concentrate what little technique I have fades away.
My new programme is based around the pull buoy and forearm positioning with some speed and endurance sets thrown in.
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