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    Re: What is your typical warmup for a session or a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skuj View Post
    I tried an 800m (16:55) + 8x25m on 1min (start with 27sec, gradually get to 21sec) tonight, and I loved it. I'd previously thought that 800m was excessive, but I need 15min+ of easy swimming to really feel right. It takes me a looooong time to warmup. I love the 25m. I adjust the pace to whatever it is I am trying to do post warmup. (Tonight it was a 41sec 50m.)

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    I gravitated away from, then came back to what I said in this quote. It might sound too simple, but an easy 800m, followed by a bunch of 25m, makes a lot of sense to me.

    Also, as mentioned in this thread, I have been very surprised to find that some walls are grippy, and some are slippery.

    Additionally, it has surprised me that the T is not universally located. Every damn pool seems to be different with the distance from the T to the wall. It makes me laugh when many flip-turn videos talk about "the T", as if it is universally located the same way.
    Current PRs: 25m-:16.8/50m-:37.0/100m-1:21.0/200m-2:56.8/400m-6:15/800m-12:50/1600m-26:37.

    My main swimming goal: Sub6min 400m by the end of 2019.

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    Re: What is your typical warmup for a session or a race?

    Yep, Pool markings vary, and the depth at the wall makes navigating turns for each pool different. There is a range the markings supposed to fall within to be used for competition. Flags on the other hand are standardized, but different between metric and yards pools.

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    Re: What is your typical warmup for a session or a race?

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Stark View Post
    most meets won't let you use fins, paddles, snorkels, etc.
    banned by USMS rules.

    not only have i told people to get rid of them, i've also told them the tape (on shoulders, arms, legs) is also illegal in competition.

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    Re: What is your typical warmup for a session or a race?

    OP,
    your warmup should reflect a portion of what you have been doing to prepare for the meet in your workouts.
    ie you dont warmup 3000 if your workout is only 2000. you also dont do nothing either!
    and if it is a multiday meet - ie pan am or worlds you may change what you do as the meet goes along
    lots of great suggestions though in the 700-1000 ranges
    but again a lot of varialbles in play....what if the water was really cold or really warm or extremely crowded

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