For sure. Appreciate the feedback.
I think I definitely need a higher % of my swims spent on hard 25-50s. Too many long sets even on quality swims. Lots of tempo and likely not enough short stuff pushing maximum speed.
Big set of 25s today as 25 ez, 25 max. I can tell some of the limiting speed is likely neuromuscular from not having the faster speed from doing lots of aerobic / threshold work.
I swam with a ~10 member masters team for four years; each year we went to the YMCA Masters Nationals. The second year, we switched a lot of our sets from 100s/150s/200s to 50s/75s/100s. To a man, our times at Nats got worse. We switched back the next year, and our times all improved from then on.
This despite the fact that I was the only one who swam 200 or 500 (other than one other guy who did 200IM). I think my progression in the 200scy free year-over-year was 2:02 (prior to joining the team), 1:57, 1:58, 1:54, 1:53 the last year.
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