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Taper Day 5....sprint?

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by , March 28th, 2014 at 08:12 AM (556 Views)
I don't do sprints well so doing this is weird. But then again this is the reason I tend to loose weight during a taper. Speed work in short bursts works.

Ok here is a question- tomorrow is a USA meet I am swimming 50 fly and 200 fly, I should qualify for finals for both events. I am 2 weeks out from Y Nationals should I swim finals or not? all opinions welcome.

500 free
500 free kick w/zoomers
8x25@:45 fly scull drill w/snorkle & zoomers
8x25@:45 angel arm fly w/snorkle & bouy
200 1 arm fly alt by 25 rt/lt w/zoomers
200 free kick w/zoomers
10x50 from block odd sprints fly even sprints free #1-4 15m sprint rest EZ free #5-10 25yd sprint rest EZ free had some issues due to alergies in judging the surface of the water
200 free EZ

Total 2500 yard

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  1. rxleakem's Avatar
    I say go for finals if the opportunity arises. The longer meets in New England are timed finals but stretch over two or three days, but many do 4 events during the day. Swim fast!
  2. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    I say go for finals if the opportunity arises.
    I agree. How often do you get the opportunity to race a 200 fly twice in a day?
  3. cclarke's Avatar
    I would do both because it will get your body better prepared to race at Y-Nats. If you can race 500 yards (2x200+2x50) fly in one day then doing one 200 fly at Y-Nats will be a piece of when you are even more rested (if thats your plan). Don't worry about times at this meet just focus getting through all swims with best efforts then on a beastly swim at Y-Nats. my