I’ve been having trouble focusing on my form…it’s like I don’t want to go back to basics, or when I try some of the basic focuses, my stroke doesn’t feel smooth and connected…my breathing doesn’t feel smooth and I get frustrated.
Tonight I decided to do a stroke counting set of trying to start at 16 strokes and increase by 1 with each 25.
By mere fact of trying to attain a specific stroke count, which gave purpose to my swim, I suddenly felt connected and smooth in the water. My first 25 was 15 strokes! I tried to increase the tempo just a hair and hit 15 strokes again. 3rd 25 was 17 strokes and the 4th was 18.
I’ve got no clue what the time was, but at the end I was slightly out of breath and had a “sensation” of a 1:40 100.