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amyro1234
June 20th, 2008, 11:01 AM
What is the longest you have ever swam in a single workout or practice?
For me, it was 5700 yards.
I'm sure a lot of you have some pretty impressive totals:)

JoeBob
June 20th, 2008, 11:13 AM
I went 10,500 meters (SCM) in Feb. Back in college, we swam 5,000 fly for swimathon. That was crazy.

aquageek
June 20th, 2008, 11:17 AM
We did an 8K for 2008 on Jan 1 to raise money for our Y. Not terribly long but was fun.

Jazz Hands
June 20th, 2008, 11:26 AM
We had a mega-200s practice every year in high school. I think my set senior year was 24x200. With warm-up and cool down, that came to about 6000 yards.

gull
June 20th, 2008, 11:53 AM
During Christmas break in 1977 at the Dad's Club in Houston Robbie Orr assigned us 50 x 200s. We swam it straight through but the intervals changed.

aquageek
June 20th, 2008, 11:57 AM
During Christmas break in 1977 at the Dad's Club in Houston Robbie Orr assigned us 50 x 200s. We swam it straight through but the intervals changed.

Man, you are seriously old, fast, but old.

gull
June 20th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Man, you are seriously old, fast, but old.

My son tells me I just look old on the outside.

Leonard Jansen
June 20th, 2008, 01:03 PM
16,000 in a 4 hour swim (net time) with a quick stop for a drink every 1/2 hour.

-LBJ

ande
June 20th, 2008, 02:07 PM
back in my high school days when paul bergen coached me
we'd have saturday practices that went over 10,000 meters
I remember one time when we ran 10 miles then did a 2 1/2 hour swim work out, I was bonking with 30 minutes to go
we sometimes did 10k's for time


I think I did a few 8k practices with Eddie Reese
Think most of those were 6 - 7k


Andy Schmidt, one of my UT team mates said
when he was training at mission viejo
mark schubert had him and jesse vassallo do

100 x 100 LCM free
on 1:10 and they made it

I know erik vendt & Klete Keller have done some insane distance sets
stuff like 20 or 30 1000's

My buddy Lynne Smith who usually swims next to my lane swam the english channel and Catalina, she said Catalina was harder,
22 miles water temp was 61 - 66 no wet suit.

swimshark
June 20th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Ande, I didn't know you swam for Paul. I swam for the masters team in Oregon when he was coaching the age group team. He used to stop us to tell us a joke. Great man.

As for the question, a few months ago I did 6300 in a 2 hour practice with the age group team. That's the most I've done at once that I can remember.

tjburk
June 20th, 2008, 03:53 PM
I did this one 2 summers ago while I was over in Qatar took me about a month and a half to build up to it.....it was in a 25 meter pool.

Warm-Up
500 Swim/300 Kick/200 Drill

Warm-Up Set
25/50/75/100/100/75/50/25 based on :30 Free
20x25 IM@:45
25/50/75/100/100/75/50/25 Kick based on :30

Swim
5x100 Free @2:00
10x50 Free @1:00
5x100 IM @2:15
10x50 Fly/Free @1:15
5x100 Pull @1:40
10x50 Pull @ :50
5x100 IM @2:15
10x50 Breast @1:15
5x100 Kick @2:00
10x50 Pull @ :40
5x100 Free @1:45
10x50 Free/Fast @1:00

500 Free
20x25 Fly/Breast@ :45
12x25 Free @ :30

Cool Down
200

10,000 Meters

Sam Perry
June 20th, 2008, 04:57 PM
16,000 in a 4 hour swim (net time) with a quick stop for a drink every 1/2 hour.

-LBJ

What kind of drinks would you have to take for that mind numbing experience?

amyro1234
June 20th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Wow! My 5700 feels really wimpy now:drown:

waves101
June 20th, 2008, 05:09 PM
In summer swimming, back in high school, we did 50 x 400 one day with 24 in the am practice and 26 in afternoon. Owww...

gull
June 20th, 2008, 05:10 PM
In summer swimming, back in high school, we did 50 x 400 one day with 24 in the am practice and 26 in afternoon. Owww...

Did you descend them?

ehoch
June 20th, 2008, 05:12 PM
When you are young and dumb you do silly things - so we thought it would cool to swim a Marathon in a single day. We did divide it into 3 workouts -- going 12,500 between 5:30 and 8:30; 15,000 between 11 and 2:30 and another 15K in the evening - 3 out of 5 people made it ....

scyfreestyler
June 20th, 2008, 05:13 PM
In summer swimming, back in high school, we did 50 x 400 one day with 24 in the am practice and 26 in afternoon. Owww...

:shakeshead:

ande
June 20th, 2008, 08:51 PM
whoa erik wins so far

When you are young and dumb you do silly things - so we thought it would cool to swim a Marathon in a single day. We did divide it into 3 workouts -- going 12,500 between 5:30 and 8:30; 15,000 between 11 and 2:30 and another 15K in the evening - 3 out of 5 people made it ....

old dog
June 20th, 2008, 11:19 PM
5 miles in Saratoga Lake for time in 2002...2 hours 15 minutes.
Water quality was bad...wouldn't do it there again.
But thanks to sponsors for hosting it.

psal137
June 20th, 2008, 11:37 PM
12,500

hour of 800s, hour of 200s, hour of 50s

fastest possible sendoff

Rykno
June 21st, 2008, 08:18 AM
I could have swam more in HS, but I have a mental block on all saturdays practices from that time frame :-)

in college - 3 years in a row in the fall we swam 10,000yds for time. usually just a few weeks after getting back to school. I was happy with my 2:15-2:25 times.

since starting back as master swimmer we did a 90 minute swim in dec, I was able to swim 6350m (scm). only stopping 3 times. (for water, and ask my current distance.)

geochuck
June 21st, 2008, 09:48 AM
Some times I have used races as training swims. The longest race that I used for a training swim was a 30 mile swim, it was the first race every year. That works out to be 52,800 yards or 49,500 meters.

CreamPuff
June 21st, 2008, 10:45 AM
Some times I have used races as training swims. The longest race that I used for a training swim was a 30 mile swim, it was the first race every year. That works out to be 52,800 yards or 49,500 meters.

That is incredible George. How long did it take you?

I'm a wimp. I think my longest swim was the 10K I just did. 9800 meters moderate and 200 meters sprint. I'll be attempting a 25K in 4 weeks, but I'm not sure I'll make it. Should be fun though.

geochuck
June 21st, 2008, 11:10 AM
That race was always the first race of the year. It was a river race then into a large bay. They made it so the first twenty miles would be done in about 2 hours. Then into a Bay that had tidal water flowing out.

They set the race to be very difficult some years and very easy other years. It could be take 6 hours or even 11 hours. The fastest time for the race was 6 hours 15 min, the longest time was 13 hours.

It was a very trying race for everyone you did not know if it was going to take 6 plus hours or 12 hours.

Donna
June 21st, 2008, 12:51 PM
Good luck Kristina, you'll do great.

As for me I just got back from a 3 hour 8200 meter workout and my arms are tired and sore. The main set was 60x100 @1:30 with paddles. Now I am just going to sit on the couch and pretend I have arms with which to pick up my drink.

SwimRobin
June 22nd, 2008, 08:55 AM
Good luck Kristina, you'll do great.

As for me I just got back from a 3 hour 8200 meter workout and my arms are tired and sore. The main set was 60x100 @1:30 with paddles. Now I am just going to sit on the couch and pretend I have arms with which to pick up my drink.

That just sounds crazy Donna! Are you working out with other Masters swimmers or age groupers? How do you feel the day after?

CreamPuff
June 22nd, 2008, 10:14 AM
That race was always the first race of the year. It was a river race then into a large bay. They made it so the first twenty miles would be done in about 2 hours. Then into a Bay that had tidal water flowing out.

They set the race to be very difficult some years and very easy other years. It could be take 6 hours or even 11 hours. The fastest time for the race was 6 hours 15 min, the longest time was 13 hours.

It was a very trying race for everyone you did not know if it was going to take 6 plus hours or 12 hours.

Unbelievable. :bow::bow: I could never do that. I will think of your situation while swimming in the nice, calm reservoir! 20 miles in 2 hrs?!

CreamPuff
June 22nd, 2008, 10:17 AM
Good luck Kristina, you'll do great.

As for me I just got back from a 3 hour 8200 meter workout and my arms are tired and sore. The main set was 60x100 @1:30 with paddles. Now I am just going to sit on the couch and pretend I have arms with which to pick up my drink.

Really amazing there Donna! Actually, sounds good to me! Although I prefer no paddles now. I get a better feel for the water via swimming only or buoy only. But I still love the speed that paddles generate. Still swimming with the kiddies, right? I've just started taking a recovery drink after workouts (never did that in the past) and they really work! I'm back to feeling great after tough workouts. It's pretty incredible. Not sure if you already do that, but I find it to be worth the investment. I also switched from Gatorade to an energy drink with no sugar. Keeps me constant throughout the workout and prevents crashing.

pdjang
June 22nd, 2008, 10:41 AM
I spent one tough summer at Belmont Plaza pool, Long Beach, CA in 1973. At the high point, we were going 21-22KM in two 2 1/2 hour practices. It was murder. A typical kick set was 5 x 200 (no fins) and a typical swim set was 10 x 400. I really don't remember doing anything but eating, swimming and sleeping.

Prior to the 1980 Olympics disaster, my brother swam at Santa Clara and reported training similar distances. He swam so much, his normally black hair turned this weird blonde-green color. He swam the 400 IM in 4:34+ in the consolation heat, which was a top ten time. I never came close to his feats.

Now, as a masters swimmer, I average about 2.5 - 3KM a day during base period and 1-2KM during taper (very dependent upon how I feel - as I train myself). Each December for the past 9 years, I return to Belmont Plaza pool for the Holiday Invite. It is a great meet and on occasion, my brother and I have raced each other in the 100 IM (it's still no contest).

See you in the water,
Philipp

Donna
June 22nd, 2008, 11:13 AM
Yes I am still swimming with the kiddies and afternoon practice I was a NO SHOW actually with the gas prices I figured I would go to the longer of the 2 practices and skip the other to save alittle money.

That practice also had a set of 60x50@:45 odds free/evens fly. I did about 20 of them mostly free with fins about 5 of them I managed the fly on then I figured time to warm down this old body. It is tough with just water on deck to drink and in my case no time to drink it. I need to find something I like that is not overly sweet.

Kristina, which drink do you use?

Today is not too bad today. Next week I anticipate a tough Monday AM and PM practice and the rest of the week should be more sprint work since we have a meet at the end of the week.

I will have to do double duty as coach and swimmer at that meet since our coach will have to leave early to take his son to Omaha for trials.

After that I will be working hard straight thru July and backing off end of July beginning of August for Nationals again! I CAN'T WAIT!

CreamPuff
June 22nd, 2008, 11:25 AM
Yes I am still swimming with the kiddies and afternoon practice I was a NO SHOW actually with the gas prices I figured I would go to the longer of the 2 practices and skip the other to save alittle money.

That practice also had a set of 60x50@:45 odds free/evens fly. I did about 20 of them mostly free with fins about 5 of them I managed the fly on then I figured time to warm down this old body. It is tough with just water on deck to drink and in my case no time to drink it. I need to find something I like that is not overly sweet.

Kristina, which drink do you use?

Today is not too bad today. Next week I anticipate a tough Monday AM and PM practice and the rest of the week should be more sprint work since we have a meet at the end of the week.

I will have to do double duty as coach and swimmer at that meet since our coach will have to leave early to take his son to Omaha for trials.

After that I will be working hard straight thru July and backing off end of July beginning of August for Nationals again! I CAN'T WAIT!

You will rip up Nats I know! Yes, we've got some of the coaches leaving for trials as well. How exciting and I can't wait to watch on TV. (I'm actually watching the gymnastics trials right now.) Coach and swimmer?! That's a lot to take on. I know you will look forward to your taper!

I like the Hammer products and use Heed for the energy drink and Recoverite for the recovery drink. They aren't too sweet for me and I'm pretty picky. They have a website. And no, I don't sell them. I've had good experiences with that combo.

swimmerlady
June 23rd, 2008, 12:44 PM
Good luck Kristina, you'll do great.

As for me I just got back from a 3 hour 8200 meter workout and my arms are tired and sore. The main set was 60x100 @1:30 with paddles. Now I am just going to sit on the couch and pretend I have arms with which to pick up my drink.


wow!! I hope that has a little umbrella in it!

Leonard Jansen
June 23rd, 2008, 03:20 PM
What kind of drinks would you have to take for that mind numbing experience?

I suppose gin would have been helpful, but it was just "Jansenade" - 3 parts Accelerade Orange with 1 part Gu Triberry. It actually wasn't all that bad - once I get beyond 2 hours, I pretty much go into a Zen trance-like state, which I rather enjoy. There was also alot of stuff going on at the pool that day: swim lessons, other swimmers and then lifeguard training, so there was always something to look at.

-LBJ

AnnG
June 24th, 2008, 07:51 PM
The Mt. Hood Masters in Gresham Oregon (home of this year's LCM nationals!) had a Christmas season tradition of 100x100's in the indoor 25 yd pool. The lanes would set their own sendoffs so everyone could participate in however much of the set they wanted. I would do mine in sets of ten x 100 on a comfortable send off so I could switch strokes, then take a break, get a drink, take a potty break if needed. Then we would all go to one of the swimmer's house for a big brunch. It was a lot of fun, even the swimming! Usually the first 50 I would do all freestyle just to get them under my belt, then maybe 100 IM, backstroke, kick with fins, mix it up.

Rob Clarke
June 24th, 2008, 08:01 PM
12,000 meters in 3 hours (6:00 am to 9:00 am). It was late April, 1972 with the Lakewood Aquatic Club in Southern California training for the '72 Trials. Coach was Jim Montrella. The workout was 120, 100's (meters) leaving every 1:20. I made interval until the 88th 100 and then swam straight through. Steve Genter made it until the 105th 100 when he missed interval and then swam through. At the end, the sky and everything was orange in color, and was very disoriented. Took about 15 minutes to regain my bearings.

That Guy
June 26th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Back in the day: 11,000 yards in the morning, then 9,000 more in the afternoon for 20,000. The main set in the afternoon was something like 18x300. My arms were shot.

As a Masters swimmer, training alone: 6,000 yards in a workout; 8,400 in one day of two 4000+ workouts.