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02/02/06 Breast Tempo Trainer Practice

Didn’t have a full hour today, so did a shorter warmup and some Tempo Trainer sets to get heart rate up. Oh yeah.

WARMUP: 700
With Zura Alpha Fins swim twice through:
50 SA Drill
50 LA Drill
50 SA Drill
200 FR/BK

KARLA TT SET: 900
Karla is a drill that’s covered on our GO SWIM BREASTSTROKE DRILLS DVD. It’s 1L/1R Fly followed immediately by 2 strokes Breast with no breath (3 strokes if you can manage it). I did all of the 50s on 1:00 sendoff, even when I was changing the TT — just gotta change it quickly! I also tried to take the same number of “strokes” (pulses) per length, no matter what the TT was set at. This meant that as the TT got down to 1:50 and 1:45, I had to have a quick stroke but still get all the dps I was getting at the slower rates. This means that your times should descend throughout the set — but with the same # of strokes per length.

15 X 50 of Karla on 1:00 sendoff
3 with TT @ 1:65 [:48 to :49]
3 @ 1:60 [:47 to :48)
3 @ 1:55 [:46 to :47]
3 @ 1:50 [:45s]
3 @ 1:45 [:43 to :44]

50 EZ recovery + 100 EZ breast kick

TEMPO TRAINER SET #2: 500
Set the TT at 1:55 for entire set. I used a 1:05 sendoff for the first 2 X 50, then switched to a 1:00 sendoff for the remainder. Got down to :42 to :43 on final swims.

2 X 50 Body Dolphin with fins, breathing every 5 pulses
2 X 50 Body-Dolphin Breast with fins, breathing every other pulse
2 X 50 Body-Dolphin Breast WITHOUT fins
2 X 50 Breast with an Extra Kick
2 X 50 Breast

WARMDOWN: 100 EZ

Total Yardage: 2200