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Preparing for SCY Nats

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The 2011 USMS SCY Spring Nationals at the Kino Aquatic Complex, in Mesa, AZ are not very far away. Days till
I'm racing:

Fri Apr 29, 2011
400 IM 6th Event,
50 FL

Sat Apr 30, 2011
100 IM,
50 Br
Maybe 200 Freestyle Relay

Sun May 1, 2011
500 Fr,
Maybe 200 Medley Relay
200 IM


Now is a great time to ask:

"What do I need to do to swim faster?"

Get:
1) faster in the pool,
2) stronger in the weight room,
3) lighter on the scale, &
4) thinner in the mirror.

It's time to shift training to speed, racing, & strength. Then add a layer of rest near the meet. this close to meets dates can sneak up on you so to figure out your training plan, I recommend you pull out or create a calendar and ask:
How should I train a day before the meet?
2 days? 3 days? & plan each day till you get to tomorrow.


M 04 27 L12
T 05 26
W 06 25 L11
T. 07 23
F 08 22 L10
S 09 21
S.10 20 L09

M 11 19
T 12 18 L08
W 13 17
T 14 16 L07
F 15 15
S 16 14 L06
S 17 13

M 18 12
T 19 11 L05
W 20 10
T 21 09 L04
F 22 08 Good Friday
S 23 07 L03
S 24 06 EASTER

M 25 05 L02
T 26 03
W 27 02 L01
T 28 01 TRAVEL to AZ

F 29 Meet
S 30 Meet
S 01 Meet

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Updated April 4th, 2011 at 05:18 PM by ande

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  1. jaadams1's Avatar
    Sun May 1, 2011
    500 Fr,
    I guess I don't get to directly race against you in the 500 now...according to the email we just got from USMS...

    The 1000 and 1650 Freestyle events and 400 IM will be seeded by time (men and women separate), while the 500 Freestyle events will be seeded by age group (men and women separate).
    darn... ...I mean... Yippie!!!
  2. ande's Avatar
    Darn, oh well, I'm actually considering skipping the 500 fr. It's a hard way to start the day. I think I'd rather rest up for a relay and 2 IM