They went 5 rounds of 4×100, with the first 2 100’s a mix of fast/easy, the 3rd 100 all fast kick, then they do 5 push ups and go a fast 100 off the blocks.
before the arrival of Usain Bolt in the 100m and 200m dash, running had hit sort of a wall where sprinters weren’t getting much faster
But when you are competing in meets on back-to-back weekends in different continents with those teams, here’s my question…
Jonty Skinner is always concocting some new formula to think differently about swimming. If you haven’t heard his talk on Hydro Freestyle, check it out here.
More Practice + Pancakes
After going to practice with Indiana, SwimSwam drove down the road to Louisville, where we filmed the cardinals Tuesday PM workout.
There were 3 main groups on this Monday afternoon: Ray Looze’s breaststroke group, Cory Chitwood’s mid group, and Jonty Skinner’s sprinters.
In Louisville, Holden Smith trains as a member of the Race Pace Club. A junior in high school, Holden was coached by his father, Kenny, for 3 yrs using USRPT
Today was a test set for the tigers, and one they had done a couple weeks earlier: 30×100 @ 1:30, broken into 3 sets of 10 with breaks in between sets.
SwimSwam took a visit to Columbia, Missouri, where the all new staff at the University of Missouri looks to be making some significant changes.
I made the drive up to Cedar Park, Texas to see what Nitro Swim Club (Cedar Park location) was up to, and they had a full slate of activities happening
A new swim season means new pancakes. I drove down the road to Western Hills Athletic Club where they were doing their thing on a Wednesday.
Wyatt now lives in Albuquerque doing research in his field of study full-time. He still loves swimming, and is looking to qualify for a 3rd Olympic Trials
I ended up at the University of Southern California, catching the end of a taper practice with some of their postgrads who were gearing up for World Champs
With World Championships and Pan American Games both on the horizon, that means one thing for elite athletes: taper time.
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