James Gibson MBE
World Champ 🥇 Swimmer & Coach
OK, [? John C, ?] so specific training for sprinters. One thing that I wouldn't, work speed every day. Yes, right, no. Because you just end up-- you overstress the system. And then you can also get to a point where you can get flat quite quickly, where sometimes you feel like you've just got nothing to give. So what I would tend to do in a weekly format, I would work speed Monday, Wednesday, Friday. And then Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday would be either gym or low end aerobics, swimming, while not pushing the nervous system too much, to let that recover. So what type of training would I do on the low intensity days? That's the other part, which is easy. Aerobic, and skill, and drill. I would tend to go for weights on a Tuesday night, Thursday night, and a Saturday morning. And after weights, I would just do an easy swim-- just technique and drills, no intensity base there. And on the morning sessions, again, very light aerobic-- mixture of freestyle and backstroke. For super sprinters, those sort of lower intensity days, after weights, you can swim 400 to 1,000, just good technique work. And also in the morning, I would do a session-- 1.8k up to 3 to 4. It just depends on that individual and what time of the year you're doing it. So speed Monday, Wednesday, Friday. And low intensity day Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, with a mixture of freestyle and backstroke on those low intensity days.