Off Season Swim Workouts: Month 2

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Welcome to month two!  The purpose of these workouts are to continue getting you more comfortable in the water, improve endurance, and increase your efficiency with bilateral breathing drills and a high elbow catch
 
*These workouts are NOT for the new swimmer.  You should have a season of sprint or olympic distance races to easily transition into this.  If you are a beginner, see our Learn How to Swim program.
 
Workout #1
 
Purpose: The focus here is to get you generating your power from the hips with a nice rotation. 
 
WARM UP: 300 easy (or 3x100) alternating 50 swim/50 ¾ catch up drills
 
MAIN: (all on 20 sec. rest)
  • 3x50 one arm drill: left arm down, right arm back, 
  • 300 build (get faster throughout the set), 
  • 3x50, 6/3/6 drill (kick 6 times on the right, take three strokes, then kick 6 times on your left, repeat) focus on pointing your belly button towards the wall. 
  • 300 build
  • 3x50 ¾ catch up drill
  • 300 build
  • 3x50 catch-up
  • 2x300 build
 
WARM DOWN: 100 Choice 
 
TOTAL: 2500
 
Workout #2
 
Purpose: Continue to stay balanced in the water and full arm extension while holding form.
 
WARM UP: 300 Choice 
 
DRILL: 8x50s:
 
MAIN:
  • 8x50 first 25 split between right and left arm only, 25 build, 20 s rest
  • 400 just under threshold pace (should feel comfortably hard)
  • 2x200 just under threshold pace (should feel comfortably hard)
  • 400 at threshold (should feel hard - your fastest possible interval)
  • 4x100 at race pace
 
WARM DOWN: 200
 
TOTAL: 2900
 
Workout #3
 
Purpose: A lighter day with a heavy focus on form so that you can recover from the first two workouts and work on proper form when tired
 
WARM UP:
  • 300 Choice
  • 100 kick
  • 100 as 2x 25 left arm/25 right arm 
 
DRILL:
 
WARM DOWN: 100 Easy swim
 
TOTAL: 2600
 
Workout #4
 
Purpose: Work on front quadrant strength and balance in the water through the use of pull buoy 
 
WARM UP:
  • 300 Choice
  • 200 side to side kick alternate sides that you kick each 25
  • 100 free
 
DRILLS:
 
200 drills (2x 25 catch up/25 swim/25 finger tip drag/25 swim)
 
MAIN : Repeat 2x (300 pull focus on high elbow catch and good hip rotation without your arms crossing over, 30s rest, 3x100 no pull buoy swim getting faster each 100, 15s rest), finish with a 300 free (breath every 3 on the first 100, 5 on the second, and 7 on the third)
 
WARM DOWN: 100 
 
TOTAL: 2700
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date: November 15, 2013

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I'm at http://www.TriSwimCoach.com- a resource for beginning through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free email newsletter offering tips and articles on triathlon swimming. I have also written an electronic book titled “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” and created "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD", both available on www.triswimcoach.com.

For a 20% DISCOUNT on Zoomers Z2 fins and Freestyler paddles, go to www.finisinc.com and use discount code ‘aggies20’ at checkout!

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