A simple set for distance swimmers this week.
University of Michigan distance freestyler Adam DeJong shows us what great extension is in this pic.
We have open-water swimming on our minds this week, after watching two thrilling 10K races at the London Olympics. To honor the world's best distance swimmers, and in remembrance of one who could not be in London, this week's set is a distance set shared with us by Fran Crippen when we filmed him in 2010.
Aerobic distance set plus an aquatic version of the Olympic event of Keirin.
This week's Pic is of a distance freestyler in the middle of a fast swim.
Got a late-season Ironman or Half IM or open-water swim coming up? This week's set will help you hone many important open-water skills while getting in some yardage and having fun.
Long pace set this morning. Really have to get in the groove and push the pace just a bit beyond comfort level.
Long set, best done in a 25-yard or 25-meter pool. Everybody on the team goes on the same sendoff.
So there I was -- a freestyle-challenged breaststroker, faced with the task of preparing for a 3-mile swim.
This Set of the Week contains many short swims, but if you challenge yourself on the sendoffs, it becomes a distance set.
How can a 500-yard set be a distance-training set? Read on...and try it. With Video!