Practice of the Week 15: November 12 to 17, 2018

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Warm Up EN1
20’ x {IM Drill: 4kkY, 7kkK, 2kkT, 7kkE

{IM Swim @ BBDPS

Sprint Set SP3
2 x {(6 x 6 str on 1’) w/50 drill

  • 2 sets of 6x 25, push off and swim all out, no breath until 6 strokes, and then swim easy to the 25.  In E & K 6 strokes are 12 digs, in Y & T 6 extensions to the front.

Anaerobic Threshold EN3; Intensity:  3 to 4 OB: Equipment:  Hand Paddles

35’ x {2 x 400 w/30”) w/60”

{4 x 200 w/20”) w/60”

 {8 x 100 w/15”) done

  • Count:  A to P
  • Repeat broken 800’s until 35’ are finished, rest 60” after counting A to P, rest the recommended time at all the intervals.  If you do not finish within 12’ the 2 – 400’s, just do cut the 200’s and 100’s down to 600.

Kick Set
2 x {4 x 25 w/kickboard} on 45”

{4 x 25 E no breathe}


Warm Up EN1
15’ x {IM Drill: 4kkY, 7kkK, 2kkT, 7kkE

{IM Swim @ BBDPS

Prolonged Sprinting SP3
2 x {(6 x 25 on 2’) w/50 drill

  • 2 sets of 6 repetitions – dive-in 25’s all out, no breath if possible.  Work on start, break, and maximum acceleration.  Swim easy to the 50 so you restart on prescribed send-off.

Aerobic Training EN2: Intensity:1½ to 2½ OB Equipment:   Paddles and Fins
50’ x (8 x 100w/5”) w/40” A to P

(7 x 100w/5”) w/35” A to N

(6 x 100w/5”) w/30” A to L

(5 x 100w/5”) w/25” A to J

(4 x 100w/5”) w/20” A to H

(3 x 100w/5”) w/15” A to F

(2 x 100w/5”) w/10” A to D

(1 x 100) A to B

  • Swim a pyramid, start at 8 x 100 and keep going to 1 x 100, take 5” rest per 100 of swim, at the 8th take 40”, at the 7 x 100 rest 35”, at the 6 x 100 rest 30”, and so on till you get to the (2 x 100w/5”)w/10”, and finish with a 100.  Maintain a steady pace.

Kick Set
2 x {4 x 25 w/kickboard} on 45”

{4 x 25 E no breath}


Warm Up EN1
15’ x {IM Drill: 4kkY, 7kkK, 2kkT, 7kkE

{IM Swim @ BBDPS

Aerobic Training EN2: Intensity:  1½ to 3 OB
45’ x {(5 x 100 w/10” to 15”) w/20”

Y, K, T, E, IM

  • Count:  A to B
  • Sets of 5x 100 w/10” rest after every 5 take 20” rest, to drink, swim 1x 100 of each stroke and 1x IM.  Restart until 45’ finish

Resistance to Speed SP3: 6 to 7 OB
2 x {8, 10(11), 12(14), 14(17) str. on 2’}

  • Make sure you can make 14 strokes before you attempt 17 strokes all out no breathe.  On the second set start at the highest stroke count and descend to 8.  If you cannot make 14 strokes start at 6 and advance to 8, 10, and 12.
  • Swim 50’s dive in and race the number of strokes listed, every time you make it all out, no breath, you advance to the next larger number of strokes.  You may choose any style.  If you have buckets or parachutes, it is a good time to use them.

Kick Set
1 x {4 x 25 w/kickboard} on 45”

{4 x 25 E no breath}


Warm Up EN1
20’ x {IM Drill: 4kkY, 7kkK, 2kkT, 7kkE

{IM Swim @ BBDPS

 In Motion Speed SP3
3 x {(4 x 50 on 1:30) w/50 drill

  •  Swim 3 sets of 4x 50 go easy until six strokes out of the finish, then sprint all out no breath and touch, not “grab” the wall.  Swim a 50 drill after 4.  Choose a different stroke each set.

Anaerobic Threshold EN3: Intensity:  3 to 4 OB: Equipment:  Paddles optional
30’ x {1 x 100 w/30” A to B

{1 x 200 w/40” A to D

{1 x 300 w/50” A to F

{1 x 400 w/60” A to H

  • Swim 100, 200, 300, and 400. Please observe the resting intervals.  Restart until the 30’ are finished. 

Kick Set
2 x {4 x 25 w/kickboard} on 45”

{4 x 25 E no breathe}


Warm Up EN1
15’ x {IM Drill: 4kkY, 7kkK, 2kkT, 7kkE

{IM Swim @ BBDPS

Aerobic Training EN2: Intensity:  1½ to 3 OB
40’ x {200 IM w/15”

{200 E w/15”

  • Count:  A to D
  • Swim 1 x 200 IM and then 1 x 200 free, observe the resting intervals 

Anaerobic Threshold EN3: Intensity:  3 to 4 OB: Equipment:  Fins – optional
30’ x (8 x 25 w/05”) w/30”

Preferred stroke:  K

  •  Count:  A to D
  • 200’s broken backstroke, work on the 15 yards under water dolphin kick, watch the interval at each 25

Kick Set
1 x {4 x 25 w/kickboard} on 45”

{4 x 25 E no breathe}


Warm Up EN1
15’ x {IM Drill: 4kkY, 7kkK, 2kkT, 7kkE

{IM Swim @ BBDPS

Aerobic Training EN 2: Intensity:  1½ to 3 OB: Equipment:  Fins
40’ x {1 x 100 IM w/15”

{2 x 25 kk on 45”

{1 x 100 2nd best w/15”

{2 x 25 kk on 45”

{1 x 100 3rd best w/15”

{2 x 25 kk on 45”

{1 x 100 4th best w/15”

{2 x 25 kk on 45”

  • The swim portions are at the intensity prescribed in the Energy System, working on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best strokes.  The kick portions should be on the side dolphin or flutter or dolphin uw.

Sprint Set SP3
3 x 5 str on 1:30 w/50 drill

  • 3 repetitions of 5 strokes all out no breath, then swim EZ to the 50

Lactate anaerobic power SP2: Intensity:  6 to 7 OB
10 x 50 on 3:30

  • 10x 50 as fast as you can, 50 each timed

Warm Down EN1
400 ea.  S K P S
400 swim, kick, pull, swim


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