Thursday, November 5, 2009
A Good Swim Set??? I Think So!
When I leave the MIT pool in the morning after masters with my arms feeling like fettuccine noodles al dente, I know I've gotten in some quality swimming.
I'll share my noodle morning main set with you.
8 x 100 on 1:35 Big deal right? The idea is to pick an interval that is HARD but gives you PLENTY of rest before the next 100 but you must stay consistent and not FADE on the succeeding intervals. Got it? I knew you would!
I (we) picked 1:18
4 x 25 ez after the 8-100's
7 x 100 on 1:30
again, I stayed on 1:18 but these were TOUGH. Cumulative fatigue setting in on that
2nd 50 for me.
4 x 25 ez recovery
5 x 100 on 1:25
This time the goal was to stay on 1:20 pace which at this point in the workout my arms were really fatigued and 1:20 felt like the 1:18's!! I found that if I stayed RELAXED (especially the second 50) and not let my form go to hell in a over-cooked SpaghettiO's sort of way, it really helped.
4x dog paddle (pant pant)
Posted by Trigirlpink at Thursday, November 05, 2009