Reply To: Won't do that again
Thanks for that insight, oldschool. I, too, had read his suggestions, and it didn’t seem to make sense to me. If you are able to train at race pace, do you really need 2 weeks taper/unloading to swim a race and race pace? One of the tenets of our program is if you are focused mentally and emotionally and still can’t perform close to the expected goals at practice, you are probably physically tired and need rest. One day of low/no swimming seems to work for my swimmers.
I have followed the 3 day reduction you stated so far. It is pretty simple to implement. One thing I like about it is that our swimmers seem to rebound much better for the second big meet, even if it’s only a couple of weeks away.
I’m glad somebody tried it out here, just sorry it didn’t yield results. Oh well, another little bit of information to stash away.