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03/04/05 400 IMs and a Lotta Breast Kick

I did this practice in a 20-yard pool, but you could easily adapt it to 25 yards.

WARMUP: 600
With fins.
Alternate 40 SA drill and 40 LA drill for 480 yards, then finish with 120 freestyle.

MAIN SET: 2180 (equivalent)
1 X 400 IM with no equipment.

10 X 40 breast kick with 10 Rocket Launchers before each 40. Take as few kicks as possible on the 1st 20; take as many kick as possible on the 2nd 20 of each interval. To vary the stress on my knees, I did each 40 in a different way:
#1: with a kickboard
#2: Head-Lead on Back with Pull Buoy (PB)
#3: Head-Lead on Back
#4: Head-Lead on Stomach
#5: Hand-Lead on Back with PB
#6: Hand-Lead on Back
#7: Hand-Lead on stomach
#8: Underwater on stomach
#9: On Back with Arms Out of the Water
#10: Kickboard again

1 X 400 “IM” with pull buoy. For each stroke, I did 20 scull/20 kick/20 scull/20 kick/20 whole stroke. This 400 uses two recent GoSwim.tv drills: BUTTERFLY – Pull-Buoy Kick and BREASTSTROKE – Pull-Buoy Kicking.

With swim tether:
Push off and do a pulldown, then 30 Head-Lead Breast Kicks, then 30 Hand-Lead Breast Kicks, then turn and swim assisted whole-stroke breast back to the starting point. Repeat.

2 X 40 breaststroke with swim tether.

1 X 400 IM with fins

80 EZ swim

WARMDOWN KICK SET: 400
Swim 4 times through the following, nonstop:
20 Underwater breast kick
20 Hand-Lead breast kick on your back
20 Hand-Lead breast kick on your stomach
20 Head-Lead breast kick on your back
20 Head-Lead breast kick on your stomach

80 EZ free/back

Total Yardage: 3260