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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Do you fully eradicate all dryland activity on a taper like this as your blog suggests (Apr 18 - last record), or do you still engage in some dryland stuff, just very lightly?
    I just dropped drylands entirely. I usually don't even taper drylands, but I did a bit (the last two sessions) this time. For a full taper, I drop everything three weeks out. It takes a long time to rest the legs. I'm not sure my method is ideal, but it seems to have worked for me in the past. I know guys that drops drylands 4-5 weeks out.
  2. __steve__'s Avatar
    Do you fully eradicate all dryland activity on a taper like this as your blog suggests (Apr 18 - last record), or do you still engage in some dryland stuff, just very lightly?
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Wow, what a relay that will be!

    I think this is the one that I use: http://www.swimoutlet.com/p/strechco...&cart_page.rr1
  4. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Do you still have kids at home? If you end up missing Greensboro, you should definitely reboot for Canadian Nationals! Do you have a long course meet in mind for the summer?

    I tend to use chutes and my bungee a fair amount. I haven't dedicated myself to the drag sox since getting them ... I just haven't done much power work in the pool as of late because of my elbow tendonitis and not feeling so great. Will try to ramp that back up after both sets of nationals. I do love doing starts off the blocks with a parachute attached and backstroke starts with the bungee.
    One kid (of 5) still at home for another year.

    Planning on Oregon, where Ill be honored to team up for a relay with Jack Groselle, Trip Hedrick, and Steve Wood.

    What is the brand/type of bungee that you have?
  5. Water Rat's Avatar
    See you Thursday afternoon!
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    I think some people don't like the "racing" aspect as much as you two. They prefer to race against themselves and the clock. But I too am a little annoyed at a sandbagging breaststroker in my age group. Nationals does seem like a weird venue for sandbagging ...

    Say are we going to have a team dinner on Saturday night?
    Updated April 26th, 2016 at 12:13 PM by The Fortress
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Do you still have kids at home? If you end up missing Greensboro, you should definitely reboot for Canadian Nationals! Do you have a long course meet in mind for the summer?

    I tend to use chutes and my bungee a fair amount. I haven't dedicated myself to the drag sox since getting them ... I just haven't done much power work in the pool as of late because of my elbow tendonitis and not feeling so great. Will try to ramp that back up after both sets of nationals. I do love doing starts off the blocks with a parachute attached and backstroke starts with the bungee.
  8. pwb's Avatar
    I completely do not understand sandbagging. I will say that, as I have aged, I don't always enter my Masters best times, for example in the 500 and 400 IM, I entered times from 2015 and 2014 Nationals, not my bests which were done in 2012, but these are still solid and, I think, not sandbagging times.
  9. flystorms's Avatar
    That does seem strange to sandbag. It seems like you'd want to push yourself against folks who are close to your same speed or faster so you end up going faster. Hmm...
  10. flystorms's Avatar
    Good luck to you this weekend, Stewart. You've put in a ton of great work for this so I'm sure you're going to do well! Keep taking lots of naps and enjoy your time. I can't wait to hear how you do!
  11. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    22.8 is still pretty damn fast. Is it hard for you mentally to get ready for 4 weekends of meets in a row? I know that I'm pretty content with 1 meet per month. I think nationals will yield some good results. Would you do anything differently if you could this season?
    I'm usually psyched for the races, what with different venues & different competition. And it's just down and back! This will be the third year I've done these four meets within a six week period, which is a lot to schedule with work and family. I may start skipping Y Natls. And I'm not 100% for Greensboro, got some of that work/family stuff rearing.

    Would I do anything different, good question. Maybe more of the 8x25 on :40, esp fly, which I think you may have suggested. Maybe just spend a little more time doing variety stuff in the pool. I talked to one of the Georgia coaches a couple of days ago and he said their sprinters are doing a lot of 10-15m power stuff with tubes and power racks/buckets. He also mentioned the drag sox--what did you end up thinking about those?
  12. Celestial's Avatar
    LOL
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