Category: Macc Masters

Friday Night (16/02/2018) – 12 x 100

Friday Night (16/02/2018) – 12 x 100

The main set this last Friday evening was a 12 x 100 set and of those the first four were swum as freestyle. We did these on 1:40, which meant not necessarily a great deal of rest but enough given that we were only swimming four of these. What I found interesting was the times / effort involved in this broken 400 compared to the previous Wednesday’s 400 timed swim. And the fact that the broken 400 were all swum between 1:15 and 1:17 compared to the 1:27 pace of Wednesday.

And, yes I am well aware that a broken swim is not the same as a straight 400, and also that on Friday’s I am not wearing my drag shorts. But the difference between the two is huge – at least 10s per 100M.

Set Distance Cumulative Description
10 x 750 750 750 Odd FR. Even another stroke
12 x 100 1,200 1,950 4 x 100 FR, 4 x 100 Fly/FR and 4 x 100 IM
10 x 50 500 2,450 Kick – 5 x 50 FL, 5 x 50 FR
2 x 250 500 2,9500 Pull: 1 x 25, 1 x 50, 1 x 75 and 1 x 100 (twice)
Friday Night (02/02/2018) – Showing off?

Friday Night (02/02/2018) – Showing off?

Friday was a good session and showed the difference between wearing drag shorts and not – at least it did when I am swimming well. I ended up swimming in lane 8 – the fast lane, as the slowest of four. So I needed to swim fast (for me) just to make sure I wasn’t holding anyone up. As a result the 100 FR swims were all sub 1:20 (which is fast for me).

Set Distance Cumulative Description
1 x 900 900 900 Swum as 8, 7, 6, …, 1 (even FR, odd BK) with 30 rest
12 x 100 1,200 2,100 Swum as 3 sets of 4. Sets 1 and 3 as FR, set 2 as choice (I did mix of EZ Fly & FR)
3 x 250 Pull 750 2,850 Swum as 1 x 25; 1 x 50; 1 x 75; 1 x 100
10 x 50 kick 500 3,350 2 x 50 of each and 2 choice
4 x 25 from blocks 100 3,450 Sprint 2 x Fly, 2 x FR
Friday Night (26/01/2018)

Friday Night (26/01/2018)

Finally back for an evening of swimming with Macclesfield Masters. These are traditional Masters sessions – so there is a decent amount of middle distance work and distance in general – especially as these are 90 minute sessions.

I enjoyed this one and it allowed an “interesting” comparison with my Wednesday efforts, because whilst on Wednesday I wear a pair of drag shorts, on Friday I don’t.

Not sure whether this makes much of a difference, but certainly I swim a lot faster (or may be, keep what speed I have for longer) than I do on Wednesdays.

Set Distance Cumulative Description
1 x 750 750 750 Swum as 3 x 250 (50 FR, 50 BK, 50 Fly drill)
5 x 200 1,000 1,750 Swum as 4 x 50 descending. 1, 3 & 5 FR. 2 & 4 BK.
2 x 350 Pull 700 2,450 Swum as 2 x 25, 2 x 50, 2 x 100
12 x 75 drill 900 3,350 Swum as 6 x FL, 4 x FR, 2 x BK.
1 x 200 FR 200 3,550 Good technique
1 x 100 100 3,650 EZ