Practice + Pancakes: Kentucky Throws Down Short Rest 200 Pace

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After the Pro Swim in Knoxville, SwimSwam headed just north up Lexington to see what the University of Kentucky was up to. On this Tuesday afternoon, they were mostly doing various forms of 200 pace work. I focused mostly on the women’s side of the pool, and got to see Kentucky’s famed “Backstroke U” group in action.

The set was 4 rounds of 3×75 @ :55 seconds, trying to hit 200 pace. Between Asia Seidt, Caitlin Brooks, Ali Galyer, and Sophie Sorenson in this UK backstroke core, it was a sight to behold.

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2 years ago

So for 3×75 @ :55 seconds, trying to hit 200 pace would mean for a 200 SCY about 1:52 (give or take) or 112 seconds or 14 seconds/25 on average. For a 75 at 14 seconds/25, that’s 42 seconds/75. That leaves 13 seconds rest per 75. In Coleman’s words, short rest 75s.

And that what was being called out: 41, 42, 43, 44.

Swimming at race pace in a different distance takes a good sense of a stroke.

The Original Tim
2 years ago

Not really related to the practice, but seeing the facility brought back fond memories of going to KY State A Champs there back in the day!

Sean Justice
Reply to  The Original Tim
2 years ago

Yeah, you could hear that scoreboard for miles.

2 years ago

No footage of Wetzlar, Mitchell, or Brown? You gotta do it for the boys.

Reply to  Swimnerd
2 years ago

Always for the boys

2 years ago

The running dives to start practice were truly glorious. I’m still dreaming of the day those are legal for relays.

2 years ago

Don’t come running to me if you break your leg doing one of these!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Rob
2 years ago

Uh, he couldn’t run if he broke his leg.

2 years ago

I’m not mad this isn’t called “training and tacos”, just disappointed.

Coleman Hodges
Reply to  leisurely1:29
2 years ago

On one hand, I can’t have the series just devolve into complete chaos… on the other hand, this is a shame. and I feel shame

Reply to  Coleman Hodges
2 years ago

I wouldn’t expect a lot of these places to have good tacos though…

Brian M
Reply to  leisurely1:29
2 years ago

New series T-3000 and tacos? Just a thought.

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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