Practice + Pancakes: Louisville Throws Down on VO-Tuesday

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After going to practice with Indiana, SwimSwam drove down the road to Louisville, where we filmed the cardinals Tuesday PM workout. On Tuesdays, Louisville has what they call “VO-Tuesdays”, aka they do a VO2 set. The team went through this main set 3 times. For the girls who were getting ready for the SMU classic, they built the 1st round, went hard on the 2nd round, and chilled the 3rd round.

This week’s set was simple, but got the job done in making everyone go fast and be in pain while doing it.


4×25 :30, 50 ez 1:30

3×50 1:00, 50 ez 1:30

2×75 1:30, 50 ez 1:30

100 1:30, 100 ez 1:30

In the diving well, the distance crew was doing something a little different…

Put a fast suit on

1,500 all out

1,000 all out

500 all out

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1 year ago

what were the 500 times????

Reply to  UCswim
1 year ago

I think I heard 4:29. Might have been 4:27

Reply to  UCswim
1 year ago

4:27 and 4:28 👀

1 year ago

Who was the younger looking distance swimmer, I’m assuming the guy winning most races was Marcelo Acosta?

Reply to  Klorn8d
1 year ago

Acosta was the lead guy. I think other guy was Ilia (starts with an I) Sibirtsev their Freshman from Russia with some pretty fast LC times. Don’t think it was T.C. and heard something like Ilia when he finished 500.

1 year ago

Putting a tech suit on was the workout

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