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I know that that is the real problem. It’s just really difficult to see her work so hard and not improve.

Yeah, I feel like just for her to feel rested emotionally and mentally she’d need more than 3 days. I think she’s mostly feeling tired because she’s pushing so hard in practice and not getting faster.

I thought I read somewhere that the LZR elite2 could give somewhere between 2.5% and 3% improvement. So if you figure 3% brings her down to 2:04.1 then the taper would only have been 1 second. I could easily be wrong about the 2.5-3% though. Is that information available anywhere?

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