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  • in reply to: Season end data #3304

    my main question is what interval are each repition being done on. a 25 every 1:00?
    also, about how many reps are you doing?

    in reply to: Season end data #3302

    Hi there, I have a stupid question
    in these set you posted that i pasted below, are you doing 25s on the 2:00 interval where it says “Nx25@2:00”. seems like a lot of rest but wanted to clarify
    Nx25@2:00 – goal time in half

    100s –
    Nx25@2:00 – 1st 50 time in half
    Nx25@1:00 – 2nd 50 time in half
    Nx50@2:00 – 2nd 50 time

    Nx50@2:00 – 1st 50 time
    Nx25@0:30 – 2->8th 25 me
    Nx50@1:00 – 2->4th 50 Time
    Nx75@1:30 – End of race
    Nx100@2:00 – End of race

    in reply to: confusion on split times #2334

    Thanks for the replies and the help. We did our first usrpt set of the season the other night so the set example I gave was more of an intro set to work them into it and make them understand the format. We work to where they are getting less rest for the 25s. I don’t recall reading anything about accounting for turns from rushall, which bulletin was that in?

    in reply to: Total Yards at RP #713

    I have the same question. I have been doing about 2-3 usrp workouts a week with my high school team, and I would say most of my sprinters are completing about 1000 yards at race pace, + or – 200 yards. my 200/500 crew averages completes about 1500 yards of race pace.

    in reply to: Workouts #658

    As a high school coach, most of my USRP sets are very similar, since most people are training for 100s.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the idea of every once in a while giving a high school group sets for 200 strokes, for example, giving a swimmer who really is only going to swim the 100 breast a set of 20×50 at 200 breast race pace?

    My thinking is it will mix it up a little, and it will open some of their eyes to the idea of swimming those longer events.

    My concern is that it will negatively impact their training for their 100s, but I don’t really think its a big deal.

    An thoughts?

    in reply to: Workouts #635

    Here is a workout I did with my boys high school team at Arroyo Grande:

    25×25 @ :35 @100 free race pace
    300 easy recovery
    20×50 at 200 free race pace @:50 or 25×25 at 100 race pace @:35, non free
    3×100 ascending swim @1:30
    20×25 @50 RP @:35, odds off the blocks

    in reply to: Location and USRPT Status #631

    My name is Russell Peterson and I coach the boys swim team at Arroyo Grande high school. We are on the Central Coast of California, and we compete in the Pac-7 league in the CIF southern section division 2. I am a young coach in my second year of being the head coach at AG.

    I have been implementing 2-3 USRP workouts a week for most of our season, and I have seen positive results. I tend to avoid doing high yardage workouts anyway and I like to keep the intensity up, even in my more traditional workouts. I really like the idea of repeating race pace efforts over and over. I used to do a lot of race pace work, but I would break it up more. The USRP format definitely makes more sense though than trying to break things up.

    I have also noticed my swimmers have been able to drop time in their events more often, even though we are working very hard. The swimmers like the sets to- they stay more focused than they do when we do more traditional training, and they really push themselves to, as they see it as a challenge to avoid failing.

    So in short, I have not fully converted to USRP but I am implementing it and I really have liked what I’ve seen so far- for sprinter and distance swimmers alike. In fact, I would say it has helped my 500 freestylers more than the sprinters so far.

    One thing that I fear about implementing it full on is that it will get boring. Also, I have club swimmers who’s coaches don’t really agree with USRP.

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