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Quick Set Friday: Tarzan Drill

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Oct 18, 2013
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Triathlete contributor and swimming all-star Sara McLarty has a blog with more than 500 creative workouts used in her Masters swim program in Clermont, Fla. We’ll feature a workout every Friday so you have new ideas to take to the pool. On her blog (Mastersswimworkoutsbysaramclarty.blogspot.com), you can pick a Monday set for a long distance focus, a Wednesday set for sprint training, or Friday for creative open water skills.

RELATED – Quick Set Friday: Tarzan Drills And No Walls

A:

500 warm-up (no walls)
8×75 at 1:10 (25 Tarzan Drill/25 easy/25 FAST!)
3×900 with 60 sec rest (200 FAST!/700 Olympic or 70.3 mid-race pace)
300 cool-down (50 kick/100 swim, repeat)
*4,100*

B:
400 warm-up (no walls)
4×75 at 1:30 (25 Tarzan Drill/25 easy/25 FAST!)
3×800 with 2 min rest (150 FAST!/650 Olympic or 70.3 mid-race pace)
300 cool-down (50 kick/100 swim, repeat)
*3,400*

C:
400 warm-up (no walls)
4×75 with 20 sec rest (25 Tarzan Drill/25 easy/25 FAST!)
3×500 with 2 min rest (100 FAST!/400 Olympic or 70.3 mid-race pace)
300 cool-down (50 kick/100 swim, repeat)
*2,500*

Tarzan Drill: Swim with your head out of the water. Look forward as if you were sighting a buoy or landmark in open water.

More swim workouts from Sara McLarty.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a five-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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