View Full Version : wonder why 75m free

October 5th, 2008, 07:09 PM
in one of my workouts i got 75m free sprint sets under 1min:20sec. (i did each under 1:07 - keep in mind i swim just 4 weeks) wonder why not 100m? of course i had 50's assigned.

October 5th, 2008, 07:36 PM
When I trained for the 100m sprint I always did 25s, 50s and 75s. I very seldom did 100s.

I used to work on trying to get my 25yards under 10 sec

Then making sure I would get my 50s well under 24

Then get my 75s as close to 36 seconds or under if I could.

I always trained under distance for the 100.

Typhoons Coach
October 5th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Typically, when I write a program that involves 75's for my Hamden North Haven Swim Team, I usually will increase the rep's in comparison to swimming 100's and I will drop the times down a bit. Also, I will do the first 50 at a certain pace and the last 25 at a faster/slower pace and vice versa.

In theory, the 75's are great for building endurace (pending setup of the workout), but they are also excellent for building sprint speed. Contrary to the 100's which (unless structured differently) will be treated more as a mid-distance swim than a sprint - which it should be...

I hope that helps explain a little bit of the theory...