Set of the Week is courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner.
This week’s set comes USA Triathlon Level I Coach Terry L. Wilson.
The purpose of this test is to see how well athletes are at pacing on the longer distance swims. The goal is for the 800 yard swims to be negative split and the 100 yard all out sprints after the long sets to be at an equal or less than pace per 100 of the 800 yard swims. This is ideal for an athlete that is looking to dial in their long course pace and unsure of their current paces. This set will help the athlete see if they can push harder on the longer sets or if they are maximizing their efforts.
1 x 200 Nice and Easy
3 x 800 Negative Split
1 x 100 All Out Free (Write down time)
4 x 100 Free (all must be same or faster than the first 100 Free for time)
200 cool down
***BONUS POINTS: For a major yardage day, do a 2nd round with the 100’s as a non-free stroke
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Set of the Week is courtesy of FINIS, Inc., a SwimSwam partner.