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Captain Fat




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:37 pm    Post subject: Swim intervals Reply with quote

when doing intervals most workouts give you the rest interval for the laps but what should you do about he set's as they never seem to say

e:g 3x 100m with (20sec ri)
2x 200m (10sec ri)

but what is your rest between finishing the 3x 100m and starting the 2x 200m Question

is it the same 20sec Question
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AndyS




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swim intervals confuse the hell out of me and I can't see any point to them but in the two masters sessions I've had so far it's been a minute between sets. The first session went like this:

Long swim:
6 x 200m to warm up, 30 seconds rest.
Main set:
4 x 100m with 30 seconds rest between;
4 x 75m with 30 seconds rest between;
4 x 50m with 30 seconds rest between;
4 x 25m with 30 seconds rest between.
With a minute between sets making a total swim of 2200, two hours. (I made a mistake on that swim and thought he said do each set 4 times so I was swimming up and down long after everyone else had finished. In the end he shouted "Andy enough, go home" Cool )

Short swim:
6 x 33m front crawl, 2 x 33m kicking only to warm up.
Main set:
2 x 33m with 10 seconds rest;
2 x 33m with 15 seconds rest;
2 x 33m with 20 seconds rest;
2 x 33m with 25 seconds rest;
2 x 33m with 30 seconds rest;
One minute rest
Repeat 4 times. Total swim of 1580m, one hour.

The second swim was by far the harder. All that stopping and starting really messed me up. I had to really concentrate on how I was swimming as I didn't have the time to get into a rhythm. He wouldn't let me use the pull buoy which made it much harder!
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Captain Fat




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

think the main reason for them is to get the distance with a little rest so you can keep going at the best form and technique.

i have my issues with them as i find if i am doing longer sets (i;e 4x400m) as i am coming to the end of the first 400 i am just geting into rythm and carry on till i sink Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember a work to rest ratio of one to four, being popular among coaches recently. But I can't just remember where the original reference for this can be found. This is what I always keep in mind, anyway.
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