Negative splits and pace work.
Ultimately, the sport of competitive swimming is about racing. Finding what skills, or weapons, work best for you in those races is key to winning.
A nice main set this morning getting the heart rate up a bit, and then working some pace stroke.
While some swimmers are racing in open water this week, others are getting ready for championship meets. This set is for those racing with a black line down below.
Broken 200s this week, working on holding 200 race pace when you're slightly fatigued.
Got championships? This week's set can help you taper, but can also be a good anaerobic set at any point in the season.
Getting ready for the One-Hour Swim? Here's a set that will help build your confidence and sense of pace.
With Halloween tomorrow, it's gotta be the classic "Satan Set."
Ever wonder how it would feel to be an Olympic swimmer? Not the pride and glory part, but the in-the-water part - how it would feel to have the water moving past you THAT FAST.
In honor of D-Day this week (June 6th), we're honoring the greatest of all Double Ds... Dave Denniston, AKA Davo, who posted this Test Set several years ago. It's become a favorite test set for us, especially around taper time when we're trying to get a feel for what race pace feels like.
You hear the term training specificity or race pace training a lot, but what does it take to accomplish those training objectives? How do you know if what you're doing is the right thing?