To taper or not to taper, that is the question. Once again out coach had us separate between tapering and non-tapering. Once again most of the fast swimmers decided not to taper except me. What can I say, I like my rest! Also I’m swimming the 1500 on Friday so I want to feel good and ready by then. But then I started to notice that some people who are faster than me in workout are not much faster if at than me at meets. One person in particular who kicks my butt every time in workout I noticed at the Gay Games were we both did our best times in both the 400 and 1500 Free. In the 400 I was 10 seconds faster while in the 1500 the person was 20 seconds a head of me. So why does this person beat me by 1/2 a lap in a 200 during workout and more during longer distance?
After swimming in the rain on Monday today was even worse with sunny skies but freezing temps. It was so cold that when waiting in between sets my ears got so cold they stung when I got back under the water.
Warmup 400 free / 150 butterfly (50 kick, 50 drill, 50 swim)
Okay so I sorta forgot the whole workout and to be honest wasn’t paying much attention to intervals. I was just swimming and trying to stay warm. I think we did a set of 6 75’s with kicking and swimming mixed in with stroke and free. Then we did a set of 100 / 50 / 25 /25 mixed of stroke and free. Then eight 25’s. We even got out a bit early. Wahoo! Now I just need to relax today and tomorrow and not think about Friday. Relax!