New Year’s Day Practice #1

Barbara’s New Year’s Day workout is a do-it-yourself practice within a 200-8 framework. Use the 200-8 framework, but it�s up to you to decide how much yardage to do (3200 up to 8800) and what strokes to do and which toys to use during each segment.

Here�s the framework:

1 X 200
8 X ??
1 X 200
8 X ??
1 X 200
8 X ??
1 X 200
8 X ??
1 X 200
8 X ??
1 X 200
8 X ??
1 X 200
8 X ??
1 X 200
8 X ??

Suggestion #1: Do 8 X 25 each time you get to 8 X ??. This would give you 3200 yards. One possibility is to do the 200s as freestyle and do the 8 X 25s in IM order. Or do the 200s as IM and the 8 X 25s as freestyle or drill or kick or some other stroke.

Suggestion #2: Do 8 X 50 each time. This is 4800 yards.

Suggestion #3: Do 8 X 75 each time. This is 6400 yards.

Suggestion #4: Do X 100 each time. This is 8000 yards.

Suggestion #5: Do 8 X 25�8 X 50�8 X 75�8 X 100�8 X 125�8 X 150�8 X 175�8 X 200. This is 8800 yards.

Suggestion #6: Keep the 8 X ?? on a 30-second base per 25, but do a descending sendoff on the 1 X 200s. Or� keep the 1 X 200s on the same sendoff but descend time throughout the set.

Suggestion #7:
Do the 1 X 200s as pull� or as IM with fins� or as kick with fins.

Suggestion #8:
Use a Tempo Trainer on the 1 X 200s and increase the cadence by :05 on each 1 X 200.

You get the idea. Use your imagination. Use all your toys. Decide how you�ll do the set before you get to the pool so you can move right through the workout. Have fun and Happy New Year!