I have one year left of high school swimming. I had a spectacular
freshman year, and two "eh" years. You know what I'm talking about,
"Didn't you do those times last year, too?" Two of those kinds of years.
I've dropped, but not as much as I'd like to have. So, I'm slowly
changing some things about my training regimen, and I'd like the advice of
other swimmers and coaches.
First of all, what should my diet consist of? I am constantly eating, and
figure it should at least be healthy stuff.
Secondly, I need some good sets for weight training on, like, a half-hour
a day. Assume full use of a well-equipped nautilus and full use of a
well-equipped weight room. By nautilus I mean the machines, and by weight
room I mean free weights. I use my homemade stretch-cordz after every
other practice, but seriously doubt that it's enough.
Finally, how much effect does running / biking really have? If it's
beneficial, what's a good daily distance?
I know I'm asking a lot, but I'd really appreciate any responses that
anybody can give. I'm hardly a newcomer to the sport, but my coaches only
know so much and only went so far themselves, and therefore can't give
much input on many of these topics.
Thanks for anything.