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  1. Distance Ladder Challenge

    by , October 23rd, 2019 at 12:27 PM (Middle Aged Distance)
    I wrote this set last week and put it in my back pocket for a day when it felt right. Tomorrow and Friday I have scheduling conflicts with my usual workout time and may not be able to get in, so I thought today was a good day for a high volume yardage challenge when I'd be forced to rest a day or two afterward.

    For the long swims, you should be getting lots of rest - over a minute or right at a minute until the 600, and then 15-30 sec on the 400/200. For the 100's, start out at an interval that feels comfortable to stay long and smooth. For the 5x100, you should plan to get about 5 sec rest and the 3x100, just make.

    Good luck!

    Main (5500):

    1x1000 @ 15:00 w/ snorkel, pads, buoy - 50 sw, 50 dr

    9x100 @ 1:25 swim no equipment

    1x800 @ 12:00 w/ pads + buoy

    7x100 @ 1:20 swim no equip

    1x600 @ 9:00 w/ pads

    5x100 @ 1:15 swim no equip

    1x400 @ 6:00 pads + fins

    3x100 @ 1:10 *option to add fins

    1x200 @ 3:00 w/ fins swim

    1x100 FAST all out *option: fins or no fins

    W/D - 200 easy kick or more if needed

    Total: 5700

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  2. Haven't Posted in Awhile!

    by , October 22nd, 2019 at 01:14 PM (Middle Aged Distance)
    When I signed on this morning and realized I have posted since August - Yikes! I've been working on a swimming blog/website of my own, so pm message me if you want to check it out :-).

    I have been training hard just haven't been keeping up with online posts, so I'll get back into it today with the Breath Control/Technique workout I did. Enjoy!

    W/U (900):

    300 swim - 100fr/bk/br

    12x50 @ :50 w/ fins
    o - free w/ 3 dolphin kicks off each wall + 3 strokes before a breath off each wall
    e - IMO drill

    Main (1800):

    3X [
    1x300 @ 4:30/4:15/4:00 by round
    1x75 @ 1:15 - 3 breaths, 2 br, 1 br by 25
    1x25 @ :45 kick on back
    1x50 @ 1:00 - 2 br/1 br by 25
    1x50 @ 1:00 kick on back
    1x25 @ :45 no breath (or 1 breath)
    1x75 @ 1:15 kick on back]

    *You can bank the rest after the breath control 75/50/25
    *1st round - 300 is pull w/ buoy + pads, 2nd round 300 just pads, last round fins whole round

    Sprint (200):

    8x25 @ :30
    o - FAST IMO
    e - easy choice

    100 easy

    Total: 3000
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