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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DanSad
    Can you give a high level overview of your taper? thanks
    Keep in mind everyone is different and what works for me may not work for you. Also I have played with my training and my taper over the last year so even at 45 it's still a work in progress.

    Some background that may help. I swim 6 days a week but Tuesday and Thursday are primarily a loosen up swim after a hard weight and dryland workout. I swim between 20k and 25k. We do aerobic swimming Monday, 200 race pace on Wednesday,(16x50 at 200 pace) 100 race pace on Friday(16x25 at 100 pace) and 500 race pace on Saturday(16x100 at 500 pace)

    I have found I do well on a 3 week swim taper however i first back off weights 4 weeks out from the meet. 3 weeks out i drop from sets of 16 at race pace to 12 at race pace, then in week 2 i do 8 at race pace and in the final week i do 4 at race pace. I also drop the overall yardage by similar amounts each week. If you look at my last taper which I did in late November and early December which was in week 112 of my blog it will give you more specifics.

    I hope this helps.
  2. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    I need to focus more on sprint free.
    Yesss.

    So, straight-arm dips? I found a video on YouTube and it looks like kind of a reverse shrug? Is that what you're doing, with added weight on a dip belt or something?
  3. DanSad's Avatar
    Can you give a high level overview of your taper? thanks
  4. ekw's Avatar
    The pool I swim at uses salt water chlorination. I'm not sure if that's the same thing. Anyway, I find it doesn't taste like salt unless the chemicals are out of whack.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Its that time of the year where lots of people are getting sick. Get well soon.
    Yes, lots of sick folks here. I was getting a cold before I left for Paris. I thought it was just a cold, but I haven't felt well since the flight back. Flying with sinus issues is a bear, and I've had a headache ever since. I did go the dr last night and got augmentin. Hopefully, it is not just viral and that will help kick it.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Its that time of the year where lots of people are getting sick. Get well soon.
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    I was disappointed that the meet was cancelled, but not surprised. I saw your name and Unruh's (right?) and was hoping to see you both. On well, next time. I did hear that Bobby was thinking about rescheduling it to later in the spring.
    i too was disappointed. It's sort of weird that our school district stayed open this weekend while highland park shut. I got the email as I am sure you did late today saying it had been rescheduled so it will be fun to have another go in a couple of weeks. I am entered in off events but it should still be fun. See you in a couple weeks.
  8. 1mcarlson's Avatar
    PERFECT!
  9. flystorms's Avatar
    I was disappointed that the meet was cancelled, but not surprised. I saw your name and Unruh's (right?) and was hoping to see you both. On well, next time. I did hear that Bobby was thinking about rescheduling it to later in the spring.
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  11. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    It's seriously called Mt. Snow?
  12. jpetyk's Avatar
    The FBI clearance is the one with the fingerprints, and is the expensive one. The other 2 are good for 2 years from the state.
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by magick17
    I need these too for the rec center to teach 1 hr adult fitness swimming 2xs a week...you have to get fingerprints in Washington pa ....one is good for three years though..I think it's the federal clearance..

    PITA...
    I wish! I was told last Sept. that I have to get them every year. I don't know why I have to get the annually when the law says every 3 years ... A true PITA. And again, why should you have to get them for an adult swim class?!
  14. magick17's Avatar
    I need these too for the rec center to teach 1 hr adult fitness swimming 2xs a week...you have to get fingerprints in Washington pa ....one is good for three years though..I think it's the federal clearance..

    PITA...
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