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Rob Copeland
November 29th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Does any one have any favorite Yule season workouts? I'm looking for some special treats for the team!:party2:

swimshark
November 29th, 2011, 02:36 PM
One of my favorites was last Christmas Eve. We had 2 dice and on the board it had what we were doing based on what was rolled.

Column 1 all events from 50 to 1650 listed with a number assigned.
1 50
2 100
3 200
4 400
5 1000
6 1650

Column 2 was what we were doing. For example
1 swim free
2 swim choice
3 swim IM
4 kick choice
5 pull
6 kick free

So if 1 and a 5 were rolled, we'd do a 50 pull. We rolled until all 6 events were done. It was a lot of fun and didn't take too long.

knelson
November 29th, 2011, 02:49 PM
One of my favorites was last Christmas Eve. We had 2 dice and on the board it had what we were doing based on what was rolled.

I was going to suggest something like this, too. However, I'd make the sets more random. Just put something in each cell of the six by six matrix. Some really easy, some really difficult.

A variant on this (if you've got one available) would be a dart board workout. Bulls are free (i.e., no swim--alternatively let the thrower pick the set), fill in a set for each number wedge with a double reducing the set by half and a triple reducing the set by 2/3.

jaadams1
November 29th, 2011, 03:14 PM
I've always liked the Stopwatch Game.

You have number 00-99 on a page, which correspond with the tenth and hundreths of the stopwatch. You give the watch to the swimmer, and they "select" the set, based on the final two digits of the time. You make it fun though on the number matrix:

00 = get out of workout for team (or sharks and minnows till end of practice, water polo, etc.)
BUT, the penalty for going for 00 and missing... e.g. #90-99 & #01-10 are incredibly tough sets (like 4 x 125 Fly @ 1:50), where as #40-#60 are pretty easy sets (like 4 x 25 @ :30)

You just have to come up with a bunch of little sets to fill 100 locations on the sheet to correspond with each number. It's best if the sets don't go past 500 yards though, so you can get more "spins".

knelson
November 29th, 2011, 03:55 PM
00 = get out of workout for team (or sharks and minnows till end of practice, water polo, etc.)
BUT, the penalty for going for 00 and missing... e.g. #90-99 & #01-10 are incredibly tough sets (like 4 x 125 Fly @ 1:50), where as #40-#60 are pretty easy sets (like 4 x 25 @ :30)

I like it! You know despite the risks lots of people are going to go for the 00.

jaadams1
November 29th, 2011, 04:29 PM
I like it! You know despite the risks lots of people are going to go for the 00.


We would too!! We had one guy who would always go for it, and he was pretty good at timing the seconds. After a little bit, we'd be in the deep tank playing Anarchy Sharks and Minnows. It was deadly (almost).