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Gary P

Gary P,
Why doesn’t your example for the 200s work for the 100?

Because the 100 pace should be just below the threshold of “fast as possible” while the 200 pace is throttled back considerably. You simply can’t go faster than your 100 pace holding anything back from your training effort. You can go faster than your training pace on the opening 50 of a 200, even at a reserved effort. That’s my limited observation and reasoned guess why the rule-of-thumb for 200’s and 100’s is different. What are seeing from your swimmers?

I have guys that go 10.23 to 10.47 and are nowhere near MA capabilities or size. So why would 10.00 be a hypothetical time for MA?

Not sure what you mean here. Are you saying you have guys that hold under 10.50 for 16 repeats on a 30×25 on a 10 second rest USPRT set? If so, what are their actual 100 race times?

As for the 10.0, it seems pretty clear that it is presented as a hypothetical. The whole example is preceded by the word “if.”

For example, if Michael Andrew swims 3-4 times the 100 m/y freestyle race-distance at 10 seconds per 25, on race day he is expected to swim 40.00 for the 100 FR but a 41.00 is acceptable to account for the added turns.