You just train differently, although my guess is your sprints would be faster if you did some real speed work. You're trying to be full-spectrum freestyler, aren't you? You have endurance pretty well covered with your training volume, but the shorter events require a different kind of training.
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I like the sets you post (pencil on 5x7 notecards works very well for a poolside memory aid!) and wonder if you will be archiving them elsewhere for reference?
I also like (S)he-Man's, mostly to stare at in wonder, so I hope to continue reading more of them, maybe on a dedicated thread? Those are some of the more unusual workouts I've seen!
he he. I suck at back and breast.
No. Don't know what my best events are. Just like to swim different things.
My top SCY Rankings to date for this season (not all the times are in) -
1650, 1000 fr, 500 fr, 50 fly - 1st; these were untapered swims but I was in mixed heats w/ men and I think this was helpful. 1st time ever swimming 1650 and 1000.
100, 200 fly - 2nd - tapered here
In looking at these swims, I fit meets in around my daily training. I LOVE my daily practices. BTW, did I say how cool it is to practice with the kids?
Kristina, I'm looking at your times, in particular a meet this spring where your freestyle times were:
I know you train for endurance, and this was a taper meet, right? If so, you are serious sprinter material. The 50 is just nasty, and the 100 is very impressive, but the 200 is weak by comparison. You hold up well in the longer stuff, and that makes sense with the kind of training you do, but you definitely have a sprinter profile.
I'm going to be a "real" sprinter this summer.
LCM at brophy Monday 11:30-1:30
20 minute warm up (I hung out on deck and talked smack to everyone, swam about 200m)
3x thru the following:
100 (IM or stroke) @ 2:00
3 x50 (25 head up free/25 free) @ 1:00
150 (build) @ 2:30
4 x 25's (fly or fly drill) @ :30
3 x 500 @ 8:00:
100 stroke/IM-200 free-200 stroke (I used fins and went 15m underwater off every wall, took a long bathroom break on #3 and yelled at Sam Perry to man-up & work the walls)
400 lung buster
10 x 50's @ 1:00 descent 1-5/6-10 (held 31's/32's 1-4, 29+ on 5 & 10)
4 x 50's fastest interval possible (our lane was :40)
Sam & I went 1 easy/1 fast for time....went 26.1 50 free)
I crack myself up. It is jealousy. It is Boredom. I Did not accomplish enough when I was young, and I hate anybody faster/younger than me.
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Oh yeah, nothing like having a smoking fast swim-chick beating down my doors in the 50 and 100. And crushing me in the 200. Not to mention the 1000 and 1650. Sigh.
But I did look at your 200 splits from that 1:59. You split that race very well but I think that you could drop each 50 by.5-.75 seconds and still have the same split pattern.
The 200 is odd for me. I hardly ever swam it as a Masters or USS. My inexperience shows. I do remember that 1:59 swim however. Keep in mind that my best time as a kid was a 2:02+. In March, I swam it fast enough to win the event. I knew I had the #2 seed from the 1st 50. I backed off. That was a mistake. I'm lazy. Need to work on that.
Have a USS meet this weekend. I'm concerned as I'm dead tired. Like that's a surprise. Should prove interesting. The psych sheets are scary. I'm an average swimmer. I think it's good for me though. Should be interesting to see if I fall apart mentally (due to being tired). Or perhaps I'll show I'm a bit better than a creampuff. Maybe a jelly donut. Should be fun regardless and I know I'll get to see some fast swimming.
The term "sprint endurance" sounds plain painful. We'll see. The kids do tons of training for the 100 and 200 free - so I'm getting a lot of it - like it or not.
8x50 kick with finz on 1:20
next set all from push
6x50 strong average on 1:30 averaged 28.2
6x50 fast average on 2:00 averaged 27.7
6x50 best average on 3:00 averaged 26.8
Keep it simple
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Jeez... I come here looking for some workouts and all I see is butt slapping!!!
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