Distance Set at Stanford

  40 Garrett McCaffrey | November 06th, 2012 | Coach's Log, College, Featured, Training

Stanford assistant coach, Scott Armstrong and the Cardinal distance group filmed and produced a video of an impressive early season distance set. Thanks to Danny Thomson, Robert Hommel, Drew Cosgarea, Mitch Stoehr, Chris Pickard, and Bryan Offut for sharing their set. If you have a set that you think swimmers and swammers would like to watch, send it over and if it’s worthy we’ll post it.

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Ashling Delecourt
3 years 10 months ago

glad nobody filmed our 50 x 100 IM on 1:15 scy #cried

ChestRockwell
3 years 10 months ago

Nice, Metallica!

3 years 10 months ago

And a really good Metallica song, too!

But then there was Skrillex and that just erases all that built-up goodwill.

PBRFridays
3 years 10 months ago

Keep the workout videos comin’. Was one of my favorite features of floswimmin.

Kirk Nelson
3 years 10 months ago

Crazy set. Change the 500s to 400s and I’ll give it a go! 🙂

completelyconquered
3 years 10 months ago

I love this. Thanks for the video.

Casey Burnett
3 years 10 months ago

Where’s Cole Davis?!?!

Craig H
3 years 10 months ago

Can you please do a little bit less of the speeding up and slowing down? It’s nice to get an unimpeded look at their strokes, stroke-rate, etc.

poseidon
3 years 10 months ago

I think the creator’s intent was probably to spice things up rather than give the same old boring workout videos we’ve all seen. You can probably find video of these guys’ strokes from old pac-10’s etc if you want to see that as well.

sav2
3 years 10 months ago

What a mess of an unwatchable video.

coacherik
3 years 10 months ago

Step up, Kubrick!

sav2
3 years 10 months ago

There’s no need for Kubrick to be reincarnated. Check out the workout videos on floswimming.

coacherik
3 years 10 months ago

This was user submitted, you get what you get. It wasn’t THAT bad and if you are going to complain about a free viewing of a video no one forced you to watch, at least have the gaul to put your name with your comments.

OR, what I eluded to, pony up your own workout video if you can do better.

Not Bryan Offutt
3 years 10 months ago

Wow, look at that guy that went 4:59.99 on the first one…what a badass.

http://youtu.be/b9N3tIlEJNc?t=47s

SwimmerWithAShotgun
3 years 10 months ago

I would have loved to see a few more of the 100s- they were hauling. But I’m guessing they felt like no one would want to watch a 45 minute set straight through. It’s also difficult to shoot, store, and work with a 45 minute video in any decent quality. In any case, keep them coming! It’s fun to see from any team, but especially from Stanford seeing how much the doors were shut on outsiders previously.

SwimmerWithAShotgun
3 years 10 months ago

Will SwimSwam also consider covering dual meets and other smaller but still interesting meets with video coverage like FloSwimming did?

3 years 10 months ago

I think that might be tough considering the Pac-12 network probably has the rights to those meets … They could probably do that until they are told not to, though.

D3 Fan
3 years 10 months ago

Gotta love a guy that steps it up after a rough start! Huevos Grande!

The best part of Flo swimming was the training Videos. Glad to see Swimswam is finally getting with the program! THANK YOU STANFORD!

3 years 10 months ago

Except that this workout is about as generic as it gets.

Mavnation
3 years 10 months ago

The best dishes are made from the simplest recipes. It is the pureness of ingredients that makes the difference. Quality over complexity my friend.

Jcoach
3 years 10 months ago

Just pretend they guzzled Gatorade between every 100. …. Does that make it better?

oldballcoach
3 years 10 months ago

Yes real boring set with real boring results- 4 scorers at NC’s last year in the 500 free!

3 years 10 months ago

With, I think, a different coach; one Skip Kenney. We’ll see what happens this year!

KeepEmComing
3 years 10 months ago

I love these workout videos. Please keep them coming. It is always fun to see what kinds of sets different programs around the nation are doing. I’d love to see a video like this from the Distance group at UGA or the Sprint group at Cal. This really was one of the best features back when Floswimming was at its prime. It would be awesome if SwimSwam featured more training videos.

Matt
3 years 10 months ago

Love the videos coming back! Let’s keep them coming!

Coach D
3 years 10 months ago

Yes! I was waiting for something like this! If anyone has the ability to reach the awesomeness that floswimming was it is definitely swimswam

kevin
3 years 10 months ago

nice to see a workout video keep them coming ( just like the old days floswimming !!)

s gomez
3 years 10 months ago

while i agree, the speeding up and slowing down detracts from the value of the footage, it is still nice to see training footage, as others said before me, that was everyones favorite side of flo swim. There is nothing that pisses me off more than a coach who refuses to share their training ideas with other coaches. I’ve only encountered a few who have refused to share any details of their training. I understand not wanting to give out full video footage or seasons worth of workouts, but refusing to share any info at all is disrespectful to swimming as a whole.

thank you stanford!

3 years 10 months ago

This was a great video to watch and I, too, would love to see more training videos. As for those who didn’t like the set, I’d suggest you try it yourself. The great thing about a set like this is that it’s quite easy to modify for swimmers of all speeds and it looks like a great early-to-mid season training set for distance swimmers.

3 years 10 months ago

So what do you think they split in their 500’s in season & end of season. Simple but good set. I like going 125’s in this situation as much like the 400 meter free, like to break it up into 1/4’s. So 6 x 125’s @ 2:00 (or whatever fits the purpose) holding all the 25’s the same times, as many go too fast the 1st 50 and then drop off to what they will really hold in a race.

NDB
3 years 10 months ago

Awesome. I love watching training videos. Thanks!
What kind of zone are we looking at for the 500? En 3 Blue ish?

Kirk Nelson
3 years 10 months ago

5:00 is around 8-9 seconds per 100 over these guys’ taper meet 500 pace, so I’d say they shouldn’t be going anaerobic.

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