Reply To: Training for the IM
I had an IMer this year drop from a 1:58 to a 1:52.99. The bulk of his training was 25s and 50s.
He did 25s of all strokes and 50s of all strokes.
Two bread and butter sets were:
40x25s on :30. Rest when you feel your technique drop off. 10 of each stroke.
12x50s on 1:00. Hold your stroke. 3 of each stroke.
We neglected time in this instance, and focused more on holding technique. He had very significant gains. We may focus more on time next year, and I really like the idea of working more transition turns!
I'm proud of what we've done, but I know 5, 10, 20 years from now I'll wonder what we'd done had we done it 'right'