Friday, June 23, 2017

Warm-up

  • 6 x 50   odds: swim/scull, evens: swim/kick
  • 6 x 25   odds: streamlines, evens: drill
  • 1 x 100  build slow to fast

Main-Set
4 Rounds: R1 = Buoy only. R2 = Gear-Free. R3: Fins. R4: No Gear

  • 1 x 100 uptempo good technique :RI 45
  • 2 x 50 FAST :RI 45
  • 4 x 25 FAST :RI 30
  • 1 x 100 EZ

The idea here is to use gear to focus on one part of your body (arms or feet). Then take the gear off and incorporate what you learned into your regular sprint stroke.

Cool Down

  • 8 x 25 kick

Friday, 6/16/2017

Warm-up

  • 8 x 25 : work on streamlines off of each wall
  • 2 x 100 : build slow to fast
  • 4 x 50 :
    • odds freestyle with dolphin kick – work on stroke extension and rotation
    • evens swim down, kick back

Main Set : 10 x 100 on 3 minutes

  • First 100 : SPRINT
  • Second 100 : SPRINT
  • Third 100 : SPRINT
  • Fourth 100 : SPRINT  – You can Do IT!
  • Fifth 100 : KICK FAST with FINS (Mental break)
  • Sixth 100: KICK FAST with FINS (Mental break)
  • Seventh 100: SPRINT (take off gear)
  • Eighth 100: SPRINT
  • Ninth 100 : EZ (take a break!)
  • Number 10: ROCKET (sprint with fins and paddles – be a rocket)

Cool Down

  • 4 x 25 – recover, good streamlines

Friday, 6/2/2017

Warm-up

  • 8 x 50 : odds swim/scull, evens swim/kick
  • 100 : freestyle with dolphin kick, focus on extension and rotation

Main Set : Note: this is a sprint set for open water swimming

  • Broken 500 : swim 400m steady. Take 20 seconds rest. Last 100 FAST
  • 2 x 25 EZ
  • Broken 400: swim 300m steady. Take 20 seconds rest. Last 100 FAST
  • 2 x 25 EZ
  • Broken 300: swim 200m steady. Take 20 seconds rest. Last 100 FAST
  • 2 x 25 EZ
  • Broken 200: swim 100m steady. Take 20 seconds rest. Last 100 FAST
  • 2 x 25 EZ
  • Broken 100: swim 50m steady. Take 20 seconds rest. Last 50 FAST
  • 2 x 25 EZ

Dessert

  • 8 x 50 kicking (fast/easy, easy/fast, all fast, all easy – repeat pattern twice)

Friday, 5/26/2017

  • Warm-up
  • 6 x 50 : odds swim/scull, evens swim/kick
  • 300 : every 3rd length uptempo
  • 4 x 25 : work on streamlines

Main Set

Practice skills in the 25s, incorporate into 50s. Round 1: work on moving arms fast during out of water recovery – recovery doesn’t propel us forward, so let’s make it as fast as possible! Round 2: work on overkicking. Round 3: put on paddles and fins and become a rocket! Have fun!

3 Rounds:

  • 6 x 25 FAST +30
  • 2 x 25 EZ
  • 2 x 50 FAST + 60
  • 1 x 50 EZ

Friday 5/19/2017

  • Warm-up
  • 4 x 75 : odds 50 swim/25 kick. evens 50 swim/25 scull
  • 4 x 50 :  drill/swim
  • 4 x 25 : work on streamline

Main Set

NOTE: Purpose of main set is to sprint, then drain your legs, then do some more sprinting

  • 4 x 25 SPRINT + 30
  • 2 x 50 SPRINT + 50
  • 4 x 25 SPRINT + 30
  • 150 EZ

Now… drain the legs –

  • 10 x 25 kicking – SPRINT on 30 second rest interval

Do some more sprinting

3 Rounds

  • 50 uptempo + 50
  • 50 SPRINT
  • 50 EZ

Friday, 4/14/2017

Warm-up

  • 8 x 50: odds swim/skull by 25, evens swim/kick by 25
  • 1 x 600: easy descend by 200

Main Set

4 x 100 on 60s Rest Interval

  1. 25 Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  2. 50 Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  3. 75 Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  4. 100 Fast.

4 x 75 on 45s Rest Interval

  • 75 EZ
  • 25 Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  • 50 Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  • 75 Fast.

4 x 50 on 45s Rest Interval

  • 50 EZ
  • 10 strokes Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  • 20 strokes Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  • 50 Fast

4 x 25 on 30s Rest Interval

  • 25 EZ
  • 5 strokes Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  • 10 strokes Fast. Builddown to 60% effort
  • 25 Fast

Dessert

  • 4 x 50 kicking

Friday, 3/31/2017

Warm-up

  • 1 x 200  : every 3rd length uptempo
  • 4 x 75 : kick/drill/swim by 25
  • 4 x 50 : odds build, evens ez

Main Set

4 Rounds:
Swim 1st round, swim with a buoy 2nd round to focus on arms, swim with fins for round 3 to focus on legs, for final round – take off gear and try to take what you learned using the buoy and fins into your sprint

Each round:

  • 2 x 25 SPRINT + 30
  • 2 x 25 EZ
  • 1 x 50 SPRINT
  • 1 x 50 EZ
  • 1 x 100 SPRINT
  • 1 x 100 EZ

Dessert

  • 8 x 25 : streamlines

Friday, 3/24/2017

NOTE: We’re on meters now folks!

Warm-up

  • 2 x 200 Distance Per Stroke (Stretch out)
  • 4 x 75  swim/kick/drill by 25
  • 4 x 25 focus on streamlines
  • 6 x 50 odds build to fast, evens ez

Main Set: Focus is “Breathing @ full speed. Figure out where you’re going to breathe in a sprint and always breathe in the same place. Basically – breathe where it won’t slow you down!

2 Rounds:

  • 2 x 25  uptempo + 30 (Figure out where you’ll breathe)
  • 4 x 25 sprint + 30 (Practice breathing @ full speed)
  • 50 EZ

2 Rounds:

  • 1 x 50  uptempo + 45 (Figure out where you’ll breathe)
  • 2 x 50 sprint + 45 (Practice breathing @ full speed)
  • 50 EZ

Dessert

  • 8 x 50 kicking. Odds fast, evens ez

Friday, 3/17/2017

Warm-up: Extended warm-up. Main set is short but challenging

  • 1 x 200 : every 3rd length uptempo
  • 4 x 75 : swim/drill/kick by 25
  • 8 x 25: work on breakouts
  • 6 x 50 : odds build to fast, evens easy

Main-Set: Time trials. The idea is to get a sense of where you are training-wise

  • 1 x 400 for time (not a time for loafing!)
  • 1 x 200 EZ
  • 1 x 200 for time!
  • 1 x 200 EZ
  • 1 x 100 for time!
  • 1 x 200 EZ
  • 1 x 50 for time! (as fast as possible!)
  • 1 x 100 EZ

Dessert

  • 4 x 50 kick with fins: easy/fast, fast/easy, all easy, all fast
  • 200 pull