Did a Swim test today with some good results. Given the pain in my shoulder earlier I'm quite happy with the result.
Hold to every third stroke breathing for as long as possible (this means breath on both sides).
I did this test in August and swam 14:55
Breathing held through the swim.
I did this test one month ago after a 3 week break 15:25
Breathing went to every other stroke after 400
Breathing held to 800 yards.
My swimming over the last month has been.
Monday: Easy no stress 30 minutes
Tuesday - Band Work
Thursday - Band Work
Saturday- Band Work
70% of the swims have been with a band around my ankles.and swim snorkle
60% of that was Band and Buoy - No paddles (remember the shoulder)
40% is Band no Buoy - Just try it!
Interval rest 10 seconds.
In other words all strength no speed in the pool.
It's a good life..