“Strengthen your arms” with Jeanne Collonge
Jeane Collonge is a French professional triathlete and two times Ironman champion.
I like having a long freestyle warm-up 15×100 (2 complete/2 pullbuoy/1 legs) at increasing intensity (5 laps easy, 5 laps at medium intensity, 5 laps a little more intense). I finish my warm-up with 4x (20m fast+30m easy).
After that, I have 2 “favourite” sets:
- 20×75 with pullbuoy and hand paddles, rec. 15 secs (at pace #3, i.e. the pace of your 400m), 10×50 freestyle with rec. 1’ (1 lap at pace #3 and 1 lap pace #2).
- 7×400 with pullbuoy and hand paddles (2 at pace #3/1 at pace #2/2 at pace #3/2 at pace #2/2 at pace #3).
Then, as I do for all my other sets, some 50m swims to help my arms recover (or to lose them for good 😊)
During the recovery laps, I like using my Swim Snorkel and do some drills (doggy paddle drill, long doggy paddle drill, classic sculling, steady hands, catches, and so on…)
Of course, I do everything with my arena training tools and my arena water bottle!! 😊