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03/21/06 Breaststroke Taper Practice

Had only 45 minutes to do a taper practice for the New England Champs this weekend.

WARMUP: 600
50 Hand-Lead Dolphin Kick
50 Hand-Lead Flutter Kick
50 Hand-Lead Breast Kick
200 Free/Back
250 EZ Breast Kick in all positions

MAIN SET: 1000
1 X 200 Breast at about 85% effort. Tried to stay relaxed on the swimming, but intense on the turns. Took 7 strokes/length first 100, then 8 s/l next 50, then 9, then 10. [3:09]

100 EZ recovery backstroke

1 X 100 Breast same as above. 7-8-9-10 strokes. [1:27]

100 EZ recovery backstroke

1 X 100 Free at about 80%, holding breathing pattern I will use in the race. [1:20, yes, it’s embarrassing that my freestyle is almost the same speed as my breaststroke]

100 EZ recovery backstroke

1 X 50 Breast at about 85% 9-10 strokes [:40]

100 EZ recovery backstroke

1 X 50 Breast at about 90% 9=10 strokes [:39]

100 EZ recovery backstroke

4 starts from the blocks

Total Yardage: 1600