Pace Descriptors, again! :)

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xand
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Re: Pace Descriptors, again! :)

Postby xand » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:56 am

:D
or maybe humans have been trying to find truth on the wrong forum ...

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Re: Pace Descriptors, again! :)

Postby s.sciame » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:03 pm

xand wrote:Guys I appreciate the discussion, but I don't feel my original question was answered so can anyone please help me with that?


Hi xand, since no SS coach has answered, here is my interpretation: I prefer numbers over labels but yes, I'd say what you read is quite spot on for a distance swimmer (NOT for a sprinter) who does CSS training on regular basis:

Easy = CSS + :15 per 100m
Steady = CSS + :10 per 100m
Moderate = CSS + :05 per 100m
Fast = CSS
Very Fast = CSS - :05 per 100m

CSS - 5s/100m is a pace you're supposed to hold for a fast 400m, so it's "very fast" but indeed not your 100m PB pace. I practice CSS training on regular basis and I can say that these numbers and labels apply pretty well on me.

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xand
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Re: Pace Descriptors, again! :)

Postby xand » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:36 pm

Alright thanks for the input Salvo, I also prefer numbers over labels. Your post opened my mind on how subjective these pace descriptors are and looking at my last CSS tests and the yet big drop-offs, I'm more of a sprinter nowadays so I feel that "fast" for me is closer to CSS-5s. Is my interpretation correct?

s.sciame
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Re: Pace Descriptors, again! :)

Postby s.sciame » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:03 pm

Yes, correct, and it's all explained also here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U51oZfl3i2E

Salvo
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