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Old 01-10-2011
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Originally Posted by terry View Post
125s: 1:24-1:23-1:21-1:21 = 6:49 (1:21/100)
This is an encouraging result.

Wow! : ) obviously meant 140s, right?

A quick summary of my go at this practice example today.

Monday Jan. 10 YMCA 25 yd pool (3200 yd)
Set #1
5x (3x100) on 1:50 - 2:00 intervals
1. 1:36/ 1:34/ 1:32 14spl (4:42)
2. 1:29/ 1:29/ 1:27 14-15 spl (4:25)
3. 1:24/ 1:25/ 1:25 15+16 spl (4:14)
4. 1:26/ 1:25/ 1:25 14-15 spl (4:16)
5. 1:26/ 1:26/ 1:26 14 spl (4:18)
Total added 1500 yd time: 23:05 min.
On round 4 I was joined in the lane twice, bumped several times and had a bit of hesitation on a couple of turns so as not to clobber the person. My lousy excuse for loss of focus and not achieving the nice descent I had started. Actually, if round #3 had begun a little more gradual perhaps I would have felt the ability to make more speed happen as I proceeded and stroke length extended. At 1:24, this was probably my limit at the time before the set became too effortful, not always a bad thing but not what I had in mind today.
Set #2
500 + 2 x 250 + 4 x 125
500 - 7:58 (7:58)
250s - 3:52/ 3:48 (7:40)
125s - 1:52/ 1:51/ 1:51/ 1:51 (7:25)
Total added 1500 yd time: 23:03
Finished with
1 x 100 w/ TT set @ 1.00
2 x 50 'perfect free' hold spl @ 12

I tried to keep this practice as easy feeling without making it an EZ set.
I noted where I can make adjustments now that I'm familiar with how it will play out.
I also noted that I was able to let an extra stroke in from the beginning and although it did not garner me the 'magical' speed we'd all like, it did allow me a good sense of ease. So now perhaps I'll work on making that more efficient.
I'll look to shorten or make consistent the interval time as I progress and continue to try and maintain that feeling of ease.
I'll also look to pick my rate up a bit while trying to maintain length, for this I'll need the Tempo Trainer, a new one!
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