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Archive for March, 2009

This one’s for Hanner

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

I was tried to do this as a ladder last year,…but failed each time I tried.  Jarret H would recall the difficulty I had with it.  The set today was a Rushton special.

All swim; no paddles or pb – with 100m easy between sets

5x100m on 1:25 (or one less than red)

5x100m on 1:20

5x100m on 1:15 (arriving on 1:11-1:12s)

creativity vs. specificity

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Someone responded to the 100x100m workout,…saying, “weren’t feeling too creative, were you?”.

Triathlon is a competition involving repetition,…executing a movement as well as possible over and over again.  Finding a point of balance biomechanically and physiologically.

I recall talking with Chris McDonald about some monotonous sets that Brett Sutton would have his athletes do – further confirmation that the best in the world aren’t depending on creativity in their workouts.  Some would call these workout boring,…others might call it long distance triathlon training specific.

Openwater draft positioning

Friday, March 20th, 2009

http://www.10kswimmer.com/2009/03/science-of-draftingand-positioning-to.html