Week 30 - Wednesday(Taper week 3)
by, May 1st, 2013 at 08:37 AM (533 Views)
Today I felt sluggish. Taper blues as my coach called it set in. My times were ok but I just felt slow. After practice we discussed the last week of my taper and what he was looking for from me. I felt pretty pumped up after the discussion and can't wait for next week.
1000 swim with snorkel
3x500 on 6 mins, #1 6 beat kicking, #2 pull with paddles breathing every 5, #3 even splits at 85-90% effort
6x100 kick with fins on 1.20
12x100 descending 100s by 25 on 1.25 holding 1.03-1.05 pace
200 swim with snorkel perfect stroke
I went pretty easy on the first and second 500s and went about 5.30 pace. The last one I had trouble hitting my turns right and ended up too close on quite a few which definately slowed me down. I went 5.14 and felt pretty bad. Not tired bad just no umphh. I felt much better on the 12x100s and built to about 85% and held 1.03s on all of them. Despite the feeling of no umphh the taper is coming along nicely and I will be ready to race next week.
I tried my race suit on yesterday and it's a little loose(i can still wear it but it went on way too easy) so I ordered yet another competition suit. This time I made sure I went with a tight suit and ordered a speedo fastskin3 size 28(sr4). I believe my Nike Hydra will be fine to race in and in some ways it's nice to have two suits since I have two races on Saturday and Sunday and wearing a dry suit can't hurt.
I suspect those going to Indy are like me and getting excited!