08/02/06 Final Taper before Heading to Meet

Aug 2, 2006
08/02/06  Final Taper before Heading to Meet

Did this in a 20-yard pool.WARMUP: 640No equipment.40 dolphin40 flutter40 breast kick on back200 EZ free/back200 EZ breast kick in all positions, including some eggbeater120 EZ Pulse Breaststroke working the hips and flowFLY SET: 480 + 200With Zura Alpha fins, twice through:40 breast/fly combo40 2L/2R fly...switch to whole-stroke fly40 Karla drill40 2L/2R fly...switch to ws fly40 3 strokes fly...switch to free40 2L/2R fly...switch to ws flyJust keep everything nice and easy and clean with no splash200 EZ pull to recover - free/backTAPER SET: 600 of effort + 1000 of EZ swimmingOn all the speed segments, I tried to work on relaxing the shoulders and the breath, and still getting strong, fast speed. Don't churn. Just keep everything relaxed and strong.5 X 40 Flow breaststroke with Zura Alpha fins on :45 sendoff [held 33 to 34]200 EZ free/back pull with pull buoy4 X 40 whole-stroke breaststroke with pull buoy on :50 sendoff [held 33]200 EZ free/back pull with pull buoy3 X 40 breaststroke on :55 sendoff [held 31 to 32]200 EZ free/back2 X 40 breaststroke on 1:00 sendoff [31...31]200 EZ free/back pull with pull buoy1 X 40 breaststroke [solid 30]WARMDOWN: 200 200 EZ free/back swim120 walking and porpoising along the bottom, then porpoise and flutter into the wall to build speed for a race-pace turn, then pullout, then walk again, etc.Total Yardage: 3000

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