My copy of her new book, Open Water Swimming Manual arrived last night and I read the first 6 chapters. Lots of good material. The biggest thing I discovered that I am lacking is doing drills especially on skulling drills.
This morning I incorporated some skulling drills into my workout:
400 - 4 x 100's odd skull drill, even catch and pull drill
100 - 4 x 25's free fast on :30
900 - 3 x 150's, 3 x 100's, 3 x 50's odd free, even IM :10 ri
1500 - 5 x (200 pull free, 100 IM) :10 ri
900 - 3 x (100 kick, 100 IM, 100 free) :10ri
4,050 yards total in 1:10
There's been a lot of talk in the marathon swimmers forum on Diana Nyad and her swim. I have some opinions on this and really need to get them out, but that deserves a post on its own which I will do shortly.
On another note: I have really appreciated Donal Buckley's comprehensive and thoughtful posts on MIMS and what the organizers can do to really step it up to a quality event worthy of being included in the triple crown of open water swimming. I'm planning on applying for this swim and really hope that the organizers take all of his points as constructive feedback and make some appropriate changes.
Here's the posts I'm talking about: