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Roryoco
March 21st, 2004, 02:41 PM
Any suggestions out there with regard to tapering? We've been swimming a very intense 3,800-4,000 yards 4x weekly for 2 months now. However, with Y-Nats coming up Apr 15-18, we should be starting to taper tommorow. Any suggestions as to yardage/specifics??

RO

swim53
March 21st, 2004, 09:58 PM
There are some ideas in a thread called "tapering" started by sefswim in this forum back starting on 3-8-04.

Damage Inc
March 22nd, 2004, 05:26 PM
A tree week taper:confused:
Much to long for any event.

Damage Inc
March 22nd, 2004, 05:27 PM
three or 3 :D

DocWhoRocks
March 24th, 2004, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Damage Inc
A tree week taper:confused:
Much to long for any event.

No it's not. Everyone tapers differently. When I swam in college I needed a nice long 3-4 week taper. What worked best for me was going from about 7k meters down to 3k meters by dropping about a 500 every other day. I was also a distance swimmer. I've known sprinters that like to taper down to a 1000 and some even less.