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bixx
August 19th, 2004, 11:01 AM
Hey everyone, I found this workout and it looks pretty kickass but I dont know how to read it properly. See the pool I swim at is 25 meters long and this training is in yds. I was wondering if someone could just explain it to me in a simple way and maybe convert the yds to meters for me :o

Heres the workout:

//WARMUP

400 swim
300 kick
200 pull
100 IM


//MAIN SET:

10 X 25 IM order + 2 choice (fly-back-breast-free-free-repeat) :30

10 X 50 IM order + 2 choice (as above) 1:15

10 X 75 IM order (or IM without free) + 2 choice 1:45

10 X 100 IM order (or IM) + 2 choice 2:15


//COOLDOWN
200 warm down

//TOTAL
3700 yds

Scansy
August 19th, 2004, 12:06 PM
Generally, I don't think anyone worries about the conversion between meters and yards. A meter is about 7% longer than a yard. Workouts are generally given with a distance (300 or 100 or 25 or etc.). They can be done in either yards or meters.

bixx
August 19th, 2004, 12:40 PM
Basically what im asking for is for someone to help be break down this training to simple terms and explain to me what stuff like "10 X 25 IM order + 2 choice (fly-back-breast-free-free-repeat) :30" means.

gull
August 19th, 2004, 12:56 PM
IM order means that you swim the reps in the order of an IM--fly, back, breast, free. The next rep is your choice, then you start over. The 75's can be done as IMs without the free, if you don't want to swim 75s of each stroke. Likewise, the 100s can be done as 100 IMs. The interval (:30) is the amount of time you give yourself to swim each rep.

bixx
August 19th, 2004, 03:01 PM
hopefully this training will shape me up and help me regain some of the speed i lost since last year :x what do you guys think?

Hydrophilic6
August 20th, 2004, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by bixx
hopefully this training will shape me up and help me regain some of the speed i lost since last year :x what do you guys think?

Well...I would make sure that you don't use the same workout over and over again....mostly for your own saneness. Look around for other different workouts and adjust the intervals as needed. If you are trying to GAIN speed your intervals should be getting faster and faster as you workout more.

bixx
August 20th, 2004, 12:03 PM
actualy im fallowing the workouts i found on http://filebox.vt.edu/sports/swimming/ and ill be switching every 2 weeks