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vo2
November 22nd, 2013, 06:20 PM
As I continue to transition into the sprint pool events from open water/tri I wanted to open this up to see if any of you wouldn't mind sharing what kind of workout yardage you are swimming and the weekly totals. Also if you don't mind including some of the sets you do I'd be grateful.

Simply curious to see if it jives with what our new Masters coach is handing down. Thanks much.

rtodd
November 30th, 2013, 06:01 PM
For me it's about 2000 a day. I try to get one or two longer days in a week maybe 3k, sometimes 4-5k, but more rare.

Three times a week I am sprinting. A main set might be
4x75 all out on 4 min
4x50 all out on 4 min
4x25 all out on 2 min

Boring but effective.

__steve__
December 1st, 2013, 12:02 PM
For the 50 it's streamlining, the start, turn, finish, and fast reflexes

robinmichaels
December 4th, 2013, 07:07 AM
this looks good and I may give this a go. How long are you resting between each sprint? I do a basic IM rotation of just 50 and 100's but there is usually one other in my lane while I am doing the workout and don't want to completely wash them out with the wave.

Thanks


For me it's about 2000 a day. I try to get one or two longer days in a week maybe 3k, sometimes 4-5k, but more rare.

Three times a week I am sprinting. A main set might be
4x75 all out on 4 min
4x50 all out on 4 min
4x25 all out on 2 min

Boring but effective.

sunruh
December 4th, 2013, 08:42 AM
v02,
my sprint training looks a LOT like a long distance workout. :D

steve

pwb
December 5th, 2013, 11:13 AM
vo2,

I'd encourage you to check out the blogs for Water Rat, The Fortress and chowmi for some different approaches to sprinting. I have no idea who your Masters coach is and certainly don't want to malign anyone, but, if I had to guess, I would imagine the workouts are NOT targeted towards the 50 and the 100. If you really want to get on the cutting edge, check out the various threads on Dr. Rushall's Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) here and/or go to www.swimswam.com and search on articles and videos on Michael Andrew's training approaches.

orca1946
December 5th, 2013, 06:54 PM
I only had 7 sprint fibers & the last hip operation took away 5 of those!!! Old & slow is me!!!!!!!!