For us, we has a mini- two-day unload for our mid season meet. For our championships, we did three sets on Monday, two on Tues, one on Wed, easy swim on Thurs, meet on Friday/Saturday. We swam well, but looking to refine.
Greg, we did pretty much the same thing. They had Friday and Saturday off, so we did regular 3 sets on Mon. and cut it back by one like you did. Results were solid. All but 2 pb swims at districts. Interested in what others have experienced too.
I don’t know what “we swam well” or “results were solid” means. Percent improvement is easy to figure.
Over an 8 week span of prelim/final meets we used 25% reduction on Wed and another 25% reduction on Thursday, so 50% over 2 days no reduction in number of sets. We had LTB of 77.35%, 63.88%, 65.73% and 66.72%, which when taken into account this is the same group of swimmers is not bad.
After each week we went right back to work at previous numbers.
I don’t get Dr. Rushall, in one bulletin he talks about slight reductions a couple of days before the meet due to the fact that the system is “auto-regulating” and then comes out with another bulletin saying try 2 weeks.