Swimming Set of the Week - June 24, 2008

Jun 24, 2008
Swimming Set of the Week - June 24, 2008

 If your summer plans include an Ironman or Half IM, here's a set that will help you pinpoint a sustainable pace for race day.  It's also a great training set for non triathletes.

The typical way to determine your anaerobic threshold is to do a timed swim of 30 to 60 minutes.  From that, you calculate your average speed for 100 yards/meters, and that's the pace you should be able to maintain on race day.   Timed swims can be kinda boring, so here's another way to get to the same data.

10 X 300, pick a sendoff that gives 20 seconds rest
Descend your time on 1-3, then hold your time steady on 4-10.

After the set, figure out your average pace per 100 yards/meters on the final seven swims.  

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