Workouts From the Vault: A Look at Some Past Eddie Reese Sets

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Workouts From the Vault: A Look at Some Past Eddie Reese Sets

Today, Swimming World continues to offer past workouts that have appeared in the magazine to its readership. This time, we share several past workouts designed by legendary University of Texas coach Eddie Reese and shared with Michael J. Stott. This group of workouts is identified by the point in the Texas season in which they were conducted.

Eddie Reese Sets

Real Early Workouts (Before Sept. 15)

400 Free on 5:00
300 Free/100 Kick on 5:20
200 Free/200 Kick on 5:40
100 Free/300 Kick on 6:00

12 x 100 Free (breathe every 5) on 1:20
or
10 x 100 (75 free/25 stroke) on 1:25 (during the rest period do 8 sec. vertical kick)

1000 stroke work – mostly 25s (takes about 30 minutes)

Goals for Early Aerobic Training

1 x 20-30 min. swim per week 4th week of training
1 x 20-30 min. kick per week

1 x 30-40 min. swim 5th & 6th week of training
1 x 20-30 min. kick

1 x 40-50 min swim 7th & 8th week of training
1 x 30 min. kick

Once every two weeks the long swim will be timed

Examples of non-free or stroke straight swim

1 fly/ 1 back/ 1 breast/ 1 free; 1 fly/1 back/1 breast/ 2 free; 1 fly/1 back/2breast/2 free
continued for a distance (up to 3 or 4 of everything or timed)

50 free, 50 weak IM stroke, 5o free, 50 weak IM stroke for 30 minutes or 12 rounds

100 stroke/100 kick
75 stroke/25 kick – 5x or just go down and up never repeating for a period of time
50 stroke/50 kick
25 stroke/25 kick

(50 swim/50 kick) x 20

November Workout

400 Free on 5:00
500 Free on 6:00
400 IM on 6:00 (regular order on the 1st, back or breast on the second, i.e. fly/back,
fly/back, back/back, back/back, breast/back, breast/back, free/back, free/back)
300 Kick on 5:00
8 x 50 swim on 1:00
Easy 100 on 2:00
This set follows the 4x – 1x on left
400 Free on 5:00 – 200 Kick on 3:00
100 Free on 1:05 – 4 x 25 Fly Kick on :25
4x – 100 Back on 1:10 – 4 x 25 Fly swim on :25
100 Breast or Fly drill on 1:20 – 4 x 25 Back kick (arms locked over head/:25
300 Free on 3:45 2x – 4 x 25 Back swim on :25
4 x 25 Breast kick on :25
300 Free on 3:45 – 4 x 25 Breast swim on :25
3x – above set
Swim down
200 Free on 2:30
2x – above set

100 Free on 1;15
1x – above set

5000
82 minutes

Middle of the year (late November)

Warmup
12 x 100 (75 Free/25 stroke) on 1:30 (10 secs. Vertical kick during rest)
12 x 100 IM (reverse order) on 1:30
4 x 100 kick on 1:40 Main Set
2 x 50 drill on :50 20 x 100 Free on 1:00
3 x 100 kick on 1:35 If you miss one, swim an easy 50
2 x 50 drill on :50 and get back on the interval
2 x 100 kick 15 min. kick – speed play
2 x 50 drill on :50 200 swim down
1 x 100 kick on 1:25
2 x 50 drill on :50

Jan. 15 (Moving towards more pace work)

800 Free/Back on 11 min.

4 x 100 kick on 1:35
Easy 100 kick on 1:50
4 x 100 kick on 1:30
Easy 100 kick on1:50
4 x 100 kick on 1:25
Easy 100 kick on 1:50
4 x 50 stroke on :60
6 x 50 swim at 95% effort on 1:15
4 x 50 stroke drill on :60
4 x 50 swim at 95% effort on :60
4 x 50 stroke drill on :60
4 x 50 swim at 95% effort on :50
4 x 50 stroke drill on :60
2 x 50 swim at 95% effort on :40
4 x 50 stroke drill on :60
2 x 50 swim at 95% effort on :35
4 x 50 stroke drill on :60
2 x 50 swim at 95% effort on :30
4 x 50 stroke drill on :60
800 pull at moderate pace
400 kick at moderate pace
Turns

2 comments

  1. avatar
    John Jangle

    I just love Eddie’s sets.

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