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Today’s Coach’s Intel was submitted by Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming. The swimming workout he submitted is designed to help swimmers build a good solid base for the season ahead.
Here is the workout:
Warmup Set (800y)
2 x [4 x 75 @ 1:15]
Main Set #1 (2000y)
13 x 150 @ 2:10 (even repeats easy effort, odd repeats mod-hard effort)
Main Set #2 (1200y) Heart Rate (HR +18 for 6secs)
3 x [4 x 100 @ 1:45, descend pace over each set of 4]
Warmdown Set (500y)
5 x 100 (50 moderate/25 easy-moderate/25 easy) @ 0:15 rest
- The goal of this set is to build a swimming base.
- The set is 4500yards and the ultimate time goal for swimmers swimming this set is 6:00min 500 yards
- Swimmers can modify times to best fit their abilities
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