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05/10/05 Breaststroke Taper

OK. Timt to start cranking and getting serious about SPEED. Masters Nationals starts next week on the 20th. Today I wanted to swim each of my breaststroke races twice, and descend my times on each swim.

WARMUP: 800
With TYR fins.
100 Head-Lead IM
100 Hand-Lead IM
200 Single-Arm IM
200 2L/2R IM
100 Free

Without fins: 100 EZ Breaststroke Kick in different positions.

MAIN SET #1: 600 + 200
With no break, swim:
2 X 200 breast on 4:00 sendoff, descend (went 3:14 with 7 strokes each length/3:04 with 7 – 8 and 9 strokes)
2 X 100 breast on 2:00 sendoff, descend (went 1:28/1:27) (Took 7 and 8 strokes on 1st 100; 7-8-9 strokes on 2nd 100.)
My focus on these was to super-streamlin on my first stroke after the pullout, and to super-streamline into every wall and finish. I was also focusing on karate-chopping my elbow back after touching at each turn.

200 EZ recovery

MAIN SET #2: 400 + 100
8 X 50 on 1:15 sendoff
Odds: Breast kick with a board, with 8 Rocket Launchers before starting. (Held :50)
Evens: Breaststroke, looking for easy speed. Stroke count was about 8/9…9/9…9/10…9/10. (Went 41…40…39…38)

100 EZ recovery

MAIN SET #3: 100 + 100
4 X 25 breast on :35 sendoff (went 19…19…20…19) Held 10/11 strokes.

100 EZ warmdown

3 starts from the blocks

Total Yardage: 2300