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A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming

Lots of 50's

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by , February 12th, 2009 at 02:10 PM (819 Views)
Interesting workout today. Didn't seem real hard at first, but it kind of sneaks up on you.

SCY, solo

Warm up
300 swim free
200 swim no free (did back/breast by 50's)
300 drill choice (did 200 free drills, 100 back drills)

Main Set
Go 50s on the 1:01. For each 50, leave on the interval and make it back by the next top. So, for example, on the 2nd one, you leave on the 1 and have to go at least a 59 to make it back by the top... for the 21st one, you leave on the 20 and have to go a 40 to be back by the top. Stop when you don't make it back by the top.
(I made 27 of these, missed making it on #28 by less than a second.)

Once you miss the interval...
200 easy

12x25 on 40 12.5 underwater kick, 12.5 swim every 3rd one fast (did 1-6 on belly, 7-12 on back. It takes about 15 underwater sdk's to make it midway across the pool.

100 easy
Total 2800 yards

75 minute yoga class tonight

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Updated February 12th, 2009 at 04:29 PM by poolraat



  1. gigi's Avatar
    oooooooh! I like that 50's set. I'm definitely going to do that one.

    Sounds like you had an active day

    What kind of yoga do you practice?
  2. flippergirl's Avatar
    Thats a great story about still achieving personal best regardless of age inspite of age but because of persistence. Way to go!
  3. jaegermeister's Avatar
    We call this 50's set "make-'ems", i.e., keep swimming while you make them. They get hard very quick. I agree its a fun set.
  4. poolraat's Avatar
    It is a fun set until the last 2 or 3. Then it hurts a bit. I made 27 on this one, my goal is to make 30. It will happen.