My next taper will be less gentle
Greenville Splash LCM meet
50 free: 28.34 - new PB by 0.08
Dive and breakout like clockwork. Everything was going smooth, on autopilot, and I didn't see anyone to my left peripheral vision from my lane 2. But as I reached stroke #25 (was counting lol) I found myself in the dilemma of where to breathe. Though at the time I didn't feel the need to breathe, I knew I better do at least one before it's too late. I took my breath.
Then I did the single worse, instinctive, long course no-no - I looked forward for my position to the wall
(which was waaay the hell down there causing my head to lift more). I was soon approaching the 40M point at this time, 36-38M perhaps, and the stretched-out speed and tempo I just had in my hands, quickly dissolved into a streamline-broken mess, fighting off my depleting momentum. All I could do was burn off my legs with kicking. I touched mid-stroke too, I could have just glided in, one less, for another couple hundredths. Anyways, I looked left and saw a few others already there, they were both low and high 26's. My son confidently said it looked like I was doing good competitively, for a just over half of the race.
50 free (100 SR).
During warmdown my thighs were going, I should have changed into training jammers during my break to let the metabolic poop circulate.
Timer said it was 28.??. I don't know what it is yet, but probably 28 -high. Wasn't expecting a better performance for my legs were not 100%. My finish felt better, and this time I breathed twice instead of once, but I kept my vision too far forward the entire race. Why? I don't know, maybe I just looked forward to where I self destructed the last time around50 back 42 something.
I embarrassingly placed my toes around the edge without even realizing and got called out by the ref. No DQ as of yet though. Was already finished, just swam to 1 sec under my forgiving seed. Except for first part of jumping in frigid waters without swimming, it was a pleasant swim.I am pleased with the entire experience. Though in the 50 free my performance did not match what I believe I can currently accomplish, it did surface some important aspects of preparation. It furthermore gave me a chance to swim with the fast swimmers.
Post meet SCM swim - legs still dead
6 x 50 on 1:30 (42 - 38)
4 x 200 on 4:00 (3:02, 3:08, 3:16, 3:20)
5 x 50 flutter kick on 2:00 (58s)