I recently picked up an open water swimmer. This gentleman used to be a professional triathlete on the ITU circuit back in 2000-2001.
He’s now a competitive swimmer, and is training for the 3K open water event at the Campeonato Sudamericano Master de Natacion in Uruguay this upcoming November.
We’re focusing on endurance, and speed endurance / threshold work mostly. A few speed sessions (and open water sessions, of course) but our primary focus is to ensure he can maintain a high aerobic / threshold level of output for 3,000.
This set is the morning session of the day. Nothing too long, but a good threshold / anaerobic set to get things ready for the afternoon.
300 pull easy effort
1 x 200 @ 3:15
1 x 400 @ 6:15 (hold your 200 pace)
2 x 400 done as 4 x 100 @ :10 rest – descend the 100’s in each 400 @ 1:00 rest
Workout Total: 4300