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During the 4 x 100m in the warm up do the Back Stroke and make sure you push your chest into the water, which will lift your hips to the surface. Keep your head in line with your spine, don't tilt it (a common error for triathlon swimmers) and rotate through your core from side to side as your arms enter the water.
The remainder of the set is a mixture between drills, pacing and fast swimming. With the 10 x 100m on 10s rest aim for an even pace throughout, checking the clock on every swim. Don't extend the rest time if you start to slow, simply adjust your speed to one you can maintain.
After some drills, DP = Doggy Paddle and FD = Finger Drag, there's a build set before a hard set of 50m swims designed to be swum well above your triathlon race pace. This is a Lactate Tolerance set so there are 2 rounds of 6 hard swims separated by a recovery 50m swim.
The main set is designed to help you pick up the pace later in a race. They are all negative split, with 75m at Tri Race Pace then a hard element that builds in distance as you progress through.
Building lactate and then having the ability to flush it away is vitally important to endurance athletes. In this session you build from a reasonable pace to above your racing pace, take a short recovery spin and then do a 30s sprint before repeating the set.
The sprint should be done in a reasonably high gear, with a cadence well above 100 rpm. In that segment you'll build lactate and during the 5 mins slightly below race pace your muscle will begin to learn to flush that away.
This will be a testing session if done at the correct intensities.
Fast running is hugely important and this session is all about fast running. Do the 400m at well above your 5k race pace, so that at the end of each 400 you feel you could go on but are happy to be stopping. Then run the 200m even faster than that, again being happy to stop after the 200m.
Running swiftly has a few benefits, your footfall is often better, the neural pathways learn to run faster, your mind gets used to the effort necessary and your mitochondria building and aerobic enzyme uptake occurs quicker than at slower speeds.
Warm up well before you start the fast sets and stretch if you need to after the warm up.