View Full Version : Distance training workout?

March 17th, 2004, 05:09 PM
Normally whenever we practice all of our team does the same workout. Although isn't it profitable for distance swimmers to workout differently than the rest of the swimmers?

An example would be.

Main Set:

8 x 200 on 2:30

10 x 100 on the 1:30

10 x 50 on the :45

Adapted for Distance:

8 x 200 on 2:20

10 x 100 on 1:20

10 x 50 on :40

I hope this was the correct forum to place my query :) Input appreciated.

March 18th, 2004, 05:38 PM
Depeneds on your philosophy towards distance training. That set is designed more for a middle distance swimmer. You can double the distances..8X400! not many people are willing to train as a distance swimmer and there are fewer coaches willing to give the sets..Much of how you train for distance depends a whole lot on where you are in your season and what results you are looking for and also what is your idea of "distance?"

March 18th, 2004, 11:20 PM
Yea so true.

I guess the only distance in highschool is the 200 and 500. In college they get the 1000 and 1650.

Thanks for your input.