Reply To: Longer rest intervals
I would think the longer rest intervals will allow them to make more, but also allow more lactate to build up over the set before their first failure. I could be way off, but that may be why they feel more sore, they are doing more yardage at race pace and they are able to push their bodies further than they did before.
doc/oldschool I am also coaching in college. I saw an earlier post where you talked about the women you work with. I have a few sprinters that are similar, 50/100 and 100 stroke, I would be interested to see how you break your week down and what sets you are doing what days if you are willing to share.