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Guinea Pig’s Water Workout #39

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments ·

As the biggest meet of the year approaching in less than two days, I have shortened my distance swum in every practice since last week. I hope to recover and feel fresh by this Saturday morning when I jump in the water and swim in the first event.

I have consulted my friend, Connor, who coached Rutgers Aquatic Club briefly, for efficient tapering workouts. Connor recommended me doing “broken sets”, which are done fast with longer resting period, 15 to 30 seconds, between each set.

I tried his workout today and felt very productive by the end of practice. Although I spent barely an hour in the pool, I was able to have a high intensity workout without feeling exhausted at the end.

Warm up:

  • 2 x (200 freestyle & 100 kicks)

Main sets:

  • 4 x 50 freestyle, under 50 seconds
  • 2 x (50 1-arm swim & 50 slower pace swim)
  • 4 x 100 freestyle, under 2 minutes
  • 2 x (50 1-arm swim & 50 slower pace swim)
  • 4 x 50 breast stroke, under 1 minute

Warm down:

  • 1 x 250, nice and easy

Total distance (in meters):  2,050

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