Reply To: U.S. Question, is interval for 50yd repeat length for 500 free too long?
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Thanks for posting your results! I’m guessing a more evenly split race could have been well under 5:50.
I agree that 50s alone probably won’t cut it for some people unless the numbers are very very high. Still, 5:54.0 is not bad when your 50 set would have predicted 5:50. You have to account for the turns so if you want to be going 5:40 your 50s need to be 33.0.
I’m also wondering how sure you are of what your 50 times are in practice? Are they 34.0 or is it possible you are swimming 34.5s? My swimmers usually think they are going .5-1 second faster than they are on 50s until I’ve corrected them many times. When you’re talking about a 500, going .5 slower per 50 is going to be huge. Actually .5 per 50 would be huge in any race.
Do you compete with a tech suit?
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