Tag Archives: Pace

Test Sets: How Far and How Fast?

This is technically the second part of a two part series, but it’ll stand alone. A lactate threshold is not your peak intensity. If you imagine lactic acid being produce like water coming out of a faucet, then the lactate … Continue reading

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Test Sets, Metabolic States, and Lactate Threshold for Swimmers

When I first read “Swim Coach’s Bible” volume one, I got lost when they started talking about things like VO2 Max and Lactate Thresholds -1 or +1 sets. When I got to volume 2, well that didn’t clear things up … Continue reading

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Keep the Pace: Junk Yardage vs. Quality Yardage

A little bit ago, I wrote up a piece talking about junk yardage as a plus. Now I want to offer some caveats and provisos and such. The biggest problem with just going and swimming 10 k + yards a … Continue reading

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USRPT Continued

The last few days, I have been slowly going through the DVDs from Brent Rushall on USRPT. A friend and I went in half and half for the set which is basically a pretty boring and underwhelming seminar which is … Continue reading

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New Task for Research

As a Boy Scout, I never took up the opportunity to do a mile open water swim. During the same time frame I set a high school record with 3 miles in 1 hour almost dead even. Now I have done several open … Continue reading

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Considering USRPT for Swimming

Izumi Tabata and Brent Rushall, they’re two people that present a similar method for improvement even if it’s radically different from what the established ways of practicing in their respective sports, cross country skiing and swimming. Familiarity with any sport will show … Continue reading

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