Another 30 Minute Lap Swim
Monday's Swim Report - Recovering Like A Master & Other Swim Bits

Joe's Keep Active Swim Workout

500 swim
2x400 pull, negative split
100 active rest
4x200 IM, build each 50
100 active rest
1x400 pull, build to sprint
100 active rest
2x200 IM build to hard
100 active rest
200 ez

Active rest is something I’ve started to get in to a bit more – it’s basically what it says – you stay active. It’s different than an easy 100 in that you should still be putting some effort in to it, but it’s meant to be a recovery aspect and not just a lazy float (at least that’s how my ‘ez’ swims end up!) Try to focus on getting your breath back in control and your body somewhat recovered, but keep in mind too that the idea is that you’re still moving, there is no actual resting. J


My name is Joe Denton, I am a 41 year old swimmer in Seattle Washington.  I've been swimming competitively since I was 11 (with an 8 year break in the middle somewhere) and find the pleasure to be worth the sacrifice.  I swim with a  few local master's teams in the Seattle area and also on my own due to scheduling conflicts.  Because of that, I end up writing a lot of my own workouts which is something I've recently discovered I really enjoy.  I end up reading a lot about the training techniques that are being developed and in my free time watch training videos on YouTube and other sites. My workouts tend to focus on stroke as I am primarily and IM'er, but I also do a fair amount of distance free training as I swim a few open water distance events as well (but those workouts tend to be in the spring/summer).


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