Friday, Feb 8 - Truly A Taper
by, February 8th, 2013 at 07:18 PM (1639 Views)
Slept in an extra 10 minutes today and went to the pool truly thinking about cutting back for a taper. Swam with Roger, Peter, Dave, Dave, and Danny. They only did about 2200 yards. I hung around and did 3000 - mostly 100's at about 80%. Started focusing more on turns - particularly the flat handed wall turns for fly and breast (we have an edge that is easy to grad at water level - Auburn doesn't).
I was concerned about losing conditioning by not swimming enough over the next week. But, Roger told I have done the work - now it's about rest and letting my muscles build. He said that my body would probably feel bad for a couple of days - maybe to Monday or Tuesday - but then my "strength" and feeling would take off. He has the experience, so I trust him. Probably will only do 2000 to 2500 the next couple of days and cut back more next week. Focus will be on speed, stroke work, and turns.
5x100 Free on 1:30
5x100 Back on 1:45
7x50 on :45
4x50 Back on :50
16x25 2 swim/2 kick - Free, Back, Breast, Free
50 Fly (felt a shoulder strain so I quit fly for the day)
100 Free - Didn't really watch intervals on all the 100's - just focused on turns and having a good stroke)