Friday, February 12, 2010

Beat down in the pool

James @ Daily Trainings posted a really good speedy swim workout the other day on his blog. I thought I would give it a try. I modifed it slightly and it came out to be this:

400 warm up

2 x 100 @ 2:00
4 x 50 @ 1:00
8 x 25 @ :30

2 x 300 Recover

3 x 100 @ 2:00
6 x 50 @ 1:00
12 x 25 @ :30

200 cooldown

Lots of short distances with some rest, but because of the short distances and rest, it basically said one thing: GO FAST! I was breathing pretty hard towards the end of each set, but I felt REALLY good and FAST! It was a good 2700 yarder to call it a week in the pool.

I was averaging anywhere from 1:37 to 1:34 on the 100's, ~45 seconds for the 50's, and I'm not sure for the 25's since I only had one clock on each side and had to guess how much to rest on the odd lengths. This was a nice beating in the pool.


  1. Glad you liked it! It was a tough workout for me and I am nowhere near as speedy as your numbers! Thanks for the "shout out"!

  2. I might need to steal that too, when I finally get the urge to get back into the pool.


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