Reply To: Variance…
Are you a coach or a swimmer? As a swimmer doing USRPT on my own, I never find it mundane. Why? because every day the challenge is to push the first failure further down the road! I’m not always successful, but the challenge is there each and every day.
I am not sure why people think there needs to be a vast variety. By doing 50s and 25s I can do many combinations, e.g., one set of 50s and the second set of 25s. Two sets of 25s or 2 sets of 50s. Or do the 25s first and the second set is 50s.
Also and more importantly, by doing similar sets I can see my progress in my log book very easily.
When swimmers see their progress and times at meets, they will be pleased. I think coaches want variety more than swimmers. My 2 cents.