The last 2 or 3 weeks I have just been chillin, doing my laps twice a week, rackin gup the miles. Not really killin gmyself, just working on some element of form, each day.... one day spending the hour concentrating on keeping my head down. Another day, concentrating on kicking harder. Another day, stretching out my arms as far as I can, making sure to apply power through the entire stroke.
I am still doing 2900-3000 yards each time I swim, but my numbers have sort of sucked.... slower 100y averages, higher number of strokes.
Today I focused on my rolling side-to-side, really trying to exaggerate the motion.
My average-strokes-per length dropped down to 12, and SWOLF to 43, all-time lows, by 1. I guess rolling is pretty important for reducing drag. I wasn't applying extra power, and I wasn't breathing hard at the end of the hour, I was just making sure my shoulders, especially the left, the side I don't breath from, was up out of the water at the appropriate time.
"Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid."