02.13.13 - Wed. taper: getting psyched up or psyched out
by, February 13th, 2013 at 12:09 PM (236 Views)
Quick swim w/ everyone on the team named Dave today. Just a warm-up and a couple sprints. Psych sheets came out for the Auburn meet this weekend. Despite an increased attendance from last year, there aren't as many swimmers in my age group this year. Some of the really fast swimmers have aged up. Most in my age group seem content to battle it out in the 50s and 100s where I'm happier in the distance events. So, I'm really more focused this year on dropping time since I don't have any 40-44 competitors in most of my heats. I'm really concerned that I'm not a whole lot faster than last year. On the other hand, taper has gone pretty well. I'm ready to go.
600 Warm up
4 x 50 Br - 1:30 (Made :35 on the last one)
4 rounds of:
* 25 Easy stroke - :40
* 25 Hard stroke - :40 (no breath)
* 25 Easy kick - :40
* 25 hard kick - :40
200 Medley relay (Br - 33.5)
200 Free relay (27.5)
Breaststroke wasn't too bad. Was hoping for a little quicker on the free split.
50 Cool down