Masters Thursday 18 Jan 2018 MASTERS COMPETITIVE A COACH & POOLSIDE COPY

 

Phase Activity Target TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 3 x 200m  (all slow and easy) as:

1 x 200m FC as 1 x 50m Kick, 1 x 150m Swim (rest after 200m)

1 x 200m BC as 1 x 50m Kick, 1 x 150m Swim (rest after 200m)

1 x 200m BR ‘Extended Glide’ drill.

15” after each 200m 600 14 14
MAIN 4 x 75 @ FC 1:05 1:30 300 /900 6 20
EASY: 1 x 100m FC ‘Zip it Up’ Drill 100/1000 2 22
4 x 75m @ BC 1:10 1:45 300 /1300 7 29
EASY: 1 x 100m BC ‘Slomo’ Drill 200/1500 3 32
4 x 75m @ BR 1:15 2:00 300/1800 7 36
EASY: 1 x 100m BR ‘Extended Glide’ Drill 100/1900 3 39
4 x 25m @ FLY 0:25 1:00 100/2000 4 43
Old English Backstroke to the Deep End 2 45
STARTS, TURNS, FINISHES
Block start to 12.5m, Turn from 12.5m to wall and back, Finish.

IM ORDER

200/2200 15 60
S/D 100/200m easy if time available 2400m 200/2400m 60+

 

Having taken over 20 mins to complete a 14 minute warm up the swimmers were behind. Somehow they clawed it back over the next 20 minutes and completed the entire set.

 

Masters Monday 15 Jan 2018 MASTERS FITNESS C COACH COPY

 

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 2 x 200m  as:

1 x 200m FC as 1 x 50m Kick,  1 x 150m Swim (rest after 200m)

15” after each 200m 400 12 12
MAIN 4 x 50m @ FC 80% Effort 1:45 200

/600

7 19
4 x 50m @ BC 80% Effort 2:00 200

/800

8 27
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m FC ‘Zip it Up’ Drill

1 x 100m BC ‘Slomo’ Drill

3:00 200

/1000

6 33
4 x 50m @ BR 80% Effort 2:15 200

/1200

9 42
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m BR ‘3 kicks, 1 Pull’ 3K1P

1 x 100m FC ‘Catch Up’ Drill

3:00 200

/1400

6 48
S/D 200m + (‘til end) CH Easy, long, smooth, silent swimming 200

/1600

6 54+

 

Based on a diluted version of the B Fitness Session (itself a diluted version of the A1 Competitive session).

 

5 x 50m FC swam in o:56 so 1:45 Turn Around Time about right.

4  50m BC on 1:17 so 2:00 about right too

 

6 minutes was gained for resting during the session but there was exactly this margin left when they got to the S/D.

 

Masters Monday 15 Jan 2018 MASTERS COMPETITIVE A2 COACH COPY

 

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 2 x 200m  as:

1 x 200m FC as 1 x 50m Kick,  1 x 150m Swim (rest after 200m)

15” after each 200m 400 8 8
MAIN 4 x 75m @ FC 80% Effort 1:30 300

/700

6 14
4 x 75m @ BC 80% Effort 1:45 300

/1000

7 21
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m FC ‘Zip it Up’ Drill

1 x 100m BC ‘Slomo’ Drill

2:15 200

/1200

5 26
4 x 75m @ BR 80% Effort 2:00 300

/1500

8 34
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m BR ‘3 kicks, 1 Pull’ 3K1P

1 x 100m FC ‘Catch Up’ Drill

2:30 200

/1700

5 39
8 x 25 CH Sprint 1:00 200

/1900

8 47
S/D 200m + (‘til end) CH Easy, long, smooth, silent swimming 4:00 200

/2100

8 55+

 

This is a diluted version of the A1 plan for the same evening session. Distance covered is reduced to 2100m from 2700m. The Warm Up and Swim Down are reduced from 600m to 400m and 300m to 200m respectively.

 

Potentially increase the length of S/D given this age group and the need and benefits of a longer swim down.

 

TRT for the 4 x 75ms was increase by 15 seconds for each stroke.

 

Splits only available for the FC 1:15 so unsure how or whether to adjust the rest/

 

They were 3 minutes slower out of the warm up and gained more time on the BR 4 x 75m

 

By the last 15 minutes with the 8 x 25m CH sprints they were 6 minutes off schedule.

 

These were swum in 0:23 for FC.

 

However, there was enough margin to do a swim down in the 7 minutes remaining.

 

Masters Monday 15 Jan 2018 MASTERS FITNESS B COACH COPY

 

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 2 x 200m  as:

1 x 200m FC as 1 x 50m Kick,  1 x 150m Swim (rest after 200m)

15” after each 200m 400 10 10
MAIN 4 x 50m @ FC 80% Effort 1:30 200

/600

6 16
4 x 50m @ BC 80% Effort 1:45 200

/800

7 23
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m FC ‘Zip it Up’ Drill

1 x 100m BC ‘Slomo’ Drill

2:30 200

/1000

5 28
4 x 50m @ BR 80% Effort 2:00 200

/1200

8 36
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m BR ‘3 kicks, 1 Pull’ 3K1P

1 x 100m FC ‘Catch Up’ Drill

2:30 200

/1400

5 41
8 x 25 CH Fast 1:00 200

/1600

8 47
S/D 200m + (‘til end) CH Easy, long, smooth, silent swimming 4:00 200

/1800

8 55+

 

Based on a diluted version of the A1 Competitive Session Plan

 

This session went to plan, and even accommodated the two or more breaks to rest and chat that they like to take half way through. By the time of the 2 x 100ms we were 5 minutes off the schedule, but had exactly this level of margin in the S/D.

 

I could build in a 2 mins and 3 mins rest – but they will pick the moment to take this not me!

 

Masters Monday 15 Jan 2018 MASTERS COMPETITIVE A1 COACH & POOLSIDE COPY

From this session plan for A1 Competitive three other sessions plans are worked up to cover a six lane Pool: A2 (Competitive), B Fitness and C Fitness. These are printed off in 24pt for the poolside, excluding Distance, Duration and Total.

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 3 x 200m  as:

1 x 200m FC as 1 x 50m Kick,  1 x 150m Swim (rest after 200m)

15” after each 200m 600 12 12
MAIN 4 x 75 @ FC 80% Effort 1:15 300

/900

5 17
REST 1 18
4 x 75m @ BC 80% Effort 1:30 300

/1200

6 24
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m FC ‘Zip it Up’ Drill

1 x 100m BC ‘Slomo’ Drill

2:15 200

/1400

5 29
4 x 75m @ BR 80% Effort 1:45 300

/1700

7 36
REST 1 37
4 x 75m @ FLY ‘Single Arm Drill’ 70% Effort 1:45 300

/2000

7 44
2 x 100m as:

1 x 100m BR ‘3 kicks, 1 Pull’ 3K1P

1 x 100m FC ‘Catch Up’ Drill

2:30 200

/2200

5 49
8 x 25 CH Sprint 0:30 200

/2400

4 53
S/D 300m + (‘til end) CH Easy, long, smooth, silent swimming 4:00 300

/2700

6 59+

For the A1 Competitive swimmers the splits were:

4 x 75m FC 1:07/1:08 giving them 7/8 seconds rest. Increase the TRT next time to 1:20 ?

4 x 75m BC 1:12/1:10 giving them 18/20 second rest. More than enough. So reduce?

4 x 75m BR 1:19/1:22 giving them 23/26 seconds rest. Reduce this or about enough?

4 x 75m Fly ‘Single Arm’ 1:22 giving them 23 seconds rest.

In both cases the 2 x 200m was rolled into a 400m without a rest. Necessary as they were getting behind on this session after 25 mins.

For a 2600m swim this came in at exactly 60 mins.

They did a 200m, not a 300m Swim Down.

 

 

Pre-Christmas Workout for Masters ‘A’

Masters Thurs 21 DEC 2017 A (COMPETITIVE) COACH COPY

Phase Activity Target TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 3 x 150m as:

FC 1 x 50m Swim, 1 x 50m Pull, 1 x 50m Kick,

BC 1 x 50m Swim, 1 x 50m Pull, 1 x 50m Kick,

BR 1 x 50m Swim, 1 x 50m 3 Kicks on Arm Pull, 1 x 50m Kick,

15” Rest after each 150m 450 10 10
MAIN Race Pace Set 1

6 x 75m FC @ 200m FC pace

Try to develop your underwater kick throughout the set.  

1:03 01:15 450/900 9 19
Recovery 1

200m FC  25m Kick on Side, 75m Breathe every 5

05:00 200/1100 4 23
Race Pace Set 2

6 x 75m BC @ 200m pace

1:10 01:30 450/1550 10 33
Recovery 2

200m FC  25m Kick on Side, 75m Breathe every 5

05:00 200/1750 4 37
Race Pace Set 3

6 x 75m BR @ 200m pace

1:18 1:45 450/2200 12 49
Recovery 3

200m FC  25m Kick on Side, 75m Breathe every 5

05:00 200/2400 4 53
4 x 25m IM Order Sprints: 1 x 25m of each: Fly, BC, BR, FC 0:45 100/2500 4 56
S/D 200m CH Easy, Long, Smooth swimming 02:30 200/2700 4 60+
TOTAL 2500m

Not helped by having one swimmer in the lane being joined by three others after she had completed the warm up. We began to make up time but cutting back the rest of the Race Pace Set in turn for 75m FC to 01:15 from 01:30, for 75m BC to 01:30 from 01:45 and for BR to 01:45 from 02:00.

I have found that there are Masters who want to add rest, and Masters who want to cut back on rest. I do rather think that they ought to go with the sessions prepared for them. I would worry that they not working hard enough on these Race Pace Sets if they can get away with less rest.

The programme also lost Recovery 3 so that could get it all done in an hour.

 

I have

Masters Thurs 21 DEC 2017 B (FITNESS) COACH COPY

 

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 3 x 150m as:

FC 1 x 50m Swim, 1 x 50m Pull, 1 x 50m Kick

BC 1 x 50m Swim, 1 x 50m Pull, 1 x 50m Kick

30” Rest after each 150m 300 10 10
MAIN 6 x 50m FC @ Strong, Firm, Steady Pace 75% 01:30 300/600 9 19
100m BC as  1 x 50m Hesitation Drill, 1 x 50m Easy Swim 03:00 100/700 3 22
6 x 50m BC @ Strong, Firm, Steady Pace 75% 01:45 300/1000 11 33
100 BR 1 x 50m Extended Glide Drill, 1 x 50m Easy Swim 03:00 100/1100 3 36
6 x 50m BR @ Strong, Firm, Steady Pace 75% 2:00 300/1400 12 48
100 FC 1 x 50m Zip It Up 50 Drill, 1 x 50m East Swim 03:00 100/1500 3 51
4 x 25m CH Sprints

Hold technique. Steady, Firm and Fast

1:00 100/1600 4 55
S/D 200m Easy Swim 05:00 200/1800 5 60
TOTAL 1800m

 

Somehow a generous 10 minutes for the Warm Up drifted to 17 minutes. They were happy to trim 15” of each of the above turn-around time.  So FC 50m to 01:15 from 01:30, BC 50m to 01:30 from 01:45 and BR 50m (reduced to x4 repetitions) to 01:45 from 02:00.

 

Masters Thurs 23 NOV 2017 A (COMPETITIVE)  

These swimmers can take a punishing schedule and are highly competitive. They will swim a set based on the National Squad, with a little more time for turn arounds and sometimes fewer repetitions.

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: Dur: Total
W/U 1 x 200m FC

1 x 200m IM Kick (50 FLY, 50 BC, 50 BR, 50 FC)

Continual swim 400 10 12
MAIN Race Pace Set 1

18 x 50m through IM order @ 200m IM pace

6 x 50m Fly to BC

6 x 50m BC to BR

6 x 50m BR to FC

01:00
1 min rest after 6 x 50 12  x 50m
900 20 32
Recovery

400m FC as 4 x (50m with pull-buoy as (25m FC kick, 25m FC arms only) + 50m FC)

Slow easy swimming just above 1500m pace, do not rush or race this.

05:00 400 8 40
Race Pace Set 2

24 x 25m @ 100m pace

Additional 1 mns rest after 8 and 16

0:30 600 14 54+
S/D 1 x 300m CH Easy 02:30 300 6 60
TOTAL 2600m

 

Only one swimmer to begin with, the second joining during the first Race Pace Set. I was asked about lactate production and didn’t have an answer. Up to Race Pace Set 2 the sets had gone like clockwork, to the upper limit of the margin I had given. They took an additional breather of 2 mins+ before this and took a longer rest at the 8 and 16 mark giving themselves only 2 mins for a swim down. One swimmer did all of the RPS2 as Fly, the other with a mix of strokes. One swimmer completed the swim down in the public lane.

Masters Monday 20  NOV  2017 MASTERS COMPETITIVE C1 & FITNESS C2 COACH COPY

 

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: RunT Dur: Total
W/U 3 x 100m  as:
1 x 100m BC, 1 x 100m FC, 1 x 100m CH 3:00 300 300 9 9
Long strong counts per length.
MAIN 6 x 75 @ 400m FC pace over 75m = 80% Effort (?) 2:30 450 750 18 27
Recovery 200m CH (mix of strokes if preferred) 6:00 200 950 6 23
6 x 100m as:
2 x 100m as FC 3:00 200 1150 6 29
2 x 100m as BC 3:00 200 1350 6 35
2 x 100m as CH 3:00 200 1550 6 41
Recovery 200m FC as:
1 x 25m FC kick on side, 50m breathe every 5th, 25m FC any high elbow drill such as ‘Zip it Up/Fingers Trailing’. 6:00 200 1750 6 47
4 x 25 CH Sprint 1:15 100 1850 5 52
S/D 200m CH Easy, long, smooth, silent swimming 6:00 200 2050 6 58+

Too ambitious. Needs to be some 250m less. Rest times were right, the volumes not.

Masters Monday 20  NOV  2017 MASTERS FITNESS B COACH COPY

 

Phase Activity TRT/Rest Dist: RunT Dur: Total
W/U 3 x 100m  as:
1 x 100m BC, 1 x 100m FC, 1 x 100m IM 2:30 300 300 8 8
Long strong counts per length. Think long push and glide in tight streamline on every turn.
MAIN 6 x 75 @ 400m FC pace over 75m = 80% Effort (?)

Check targets and monitor pace through set.

2:00 450 750 12 20
Recovery 200m Reverse IM Emphasis on Distance achieved Per Stroke taken (DPS) 5:00 200 950 5 25
6 x 100m IM (working on U/W skills) as:
2 x 100m as 50m Fly followed by 50m BC 2:45 200 1150 5:30 31
2 x 100m as 50m BC followed by 50m BR 2:45 200 1350 5:30 37
2 x 100m as 50m BR followed by 50m FC 2:45 200 1550 5:30 42
Recovery 200m FC as:
x2 (1 x 25m FC kick on side, 50m breathe every 5th, 25m FC any high elbow drill such as ‘Zip it Up/Fingers Trailing’). 5:00 200 1750 5 47
8 x 25 CH Sprint 1:00 200 1950 8 55
S/D 200m CH Easy, long, smooth, silent swimming 5:00 200 2150 5 60+

As a fitness group they prefer a choice CH of strokes, less FLY and IM and potentially longer rest. They worked their way through this but were short by some 200m so only 4 x 25 sprints and the Swim Down was compromised to 100m. Next time aim to keep the total distance below 2000m.