I’m part of the Brisbane Bayside Runners and Walkers. It’s a social running and walking group here in the Redlands area of Brisbane. I started running with the group in August 2011 and love being part of the family atmosphere.
With the running season coming to an end, there are more and more people from the group hitting the pool. This morning I turned up to find three blokes from the group already gliding through the water. It felt good to have someone to say ‘hello’ to before starting my session. To me, the social element of training makes a big difference.
|Warm up||400m alternating freestyle and breaststroke|
|Drills||100m pull buoy100m catch up
100m pull buoy
100m one-arm freestyle
|Main||800m medium pace with fartlek (8 x 25m sprints)|
|Exercise||400m freestyle kick|
|Cool down||100m freestyle100m breaststroke|
The 800m swim was the farthest I have swum continuously so I was pleased with my effort, especially because I was able to do the 25m sprints throughout the set.
Total: 2.2km swim