Distance swimming days

The main MIT pool, where I’m taking the master swimming sessions, is closed for a yearly maintenance. The “Alumni” pool is open and I’m going there instead. There is no coach, so I’m trying to do a kind of “distance” workouts:


  • 100 free 50 breast
  • 100 ¬†free 50 breast
  • 100 free
  • 100 free

First set:

  • 4 x 50 free on 60 sec
  • 4 x 50 free on 55 sec
  • 4 x 50 free on 50 sec

Usually I keep the actual swimming time around 42 sec, which is good. I wish I could keep this time for the main set.

Main set:

  • 5 x 400 on 7 minutes

Usually the actual swimming time is deteriorating¬†from 6:00 to 6:20. Second and forth of the intervals I’m pulling, but somehow it’s not going much faster, just a bit easier. My swimming progress is very unsteady. Two years later and I’m still working on my form. I already starting to think there is not much wrong with my form and I just have to continue swimming to see marginal gains. At the end of next week I’m planning another 1650 test, we’ll see if I’m right.

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