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  1. Monday 5/20/19

    AM SCY w/ ARKM (Arkansas Masters) @ LRRC (shared a lane with Noel)
    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    AM Swim:

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick every 3rd 25 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    10x50 FR D1-5 in pairs
    4 @ :45
    4 @ :40
    2 @ :35

    4 @ 1:00 WHITE
    4 @ :55 PINK

    6x100 @ 1:20 pull w/ SP

    2 @ 1:40 WHITE
    2 @ 1:30 1
    PINK, 1 RED

    2x150 @ 2:15 FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 3500

    PM Swim:

    400 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    100 @ 1:30 WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 @ 3:00
    WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    300 @ 4:30
    WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    400 @ 6:00
    WHITE pull w/ SP + SNKL
    400 @ 6:00
    RED (5:02)
    300 @ 4:30
    RED - beat 300 split [3:48] from 400 (3:47)
    200 @ 3:00
    RED - beat 200 split [2:31+] from 300 (2:30+)
    100 @ 1:30
    RED - beat 100 split [1:14] from 200 (1:13-)

    3x100 @ 1:40
    PINK - mainly just tried to give Trip someone to race on these

    200 EZ

    Total: 3300
    Swim Workouts
  2. Expanding your program to triathletes

    by , May 20th, 2019 at 01:03 PM (Questions from Coaches)
    Q: Id like to expand my program by including triathletes. Im not a triathlete and have limited knowledge of the sport. What can I do to gain the skills necessary to be a successful coach for this group?

    A: Many of us have had Do a triathlon on our bucket list for quite some time. This item has become buried at the bottom of my bucket, covered with other items with a higher priority and many layers of excuses. Maybe my triathlon experience will be relegated to teaching my grandkids to swim, ride a bike, and chase me around the playground.

    Does my lack of participating in the traditional triathlon disqualify me from being an effective swim coach for triathletes? Not if I believe that my skills as a Masters swim coach can help the triathlete get better at their sport.

    My philosophy is to train all triathletes to be swimmers. This builds their confidence, swimming endurance, and stroke efficiency. Proper training should also reduce the risk of injury to the athlete.

    To effectively coach a triathlete competing in open water, become more knowledgeable in the following areas:

    • Race strategy: start, pace, finish
    • Skills: sighting, buoys turns, drafting
    • Stroke technique: breathing, timing, propulsion, efficiency
    • Energy systems
    • The purpose of interval training

    You can find more information about training triathletes on

    Thankfully for Masters coaches, on race day the swim comes first, and the other disciplines dont have an impact on the outcome of their swim. While you cant win a triathlon during the swim, you certainly can lose it by expending more energy than necessary or not finishing the swim at all.