OK I know in USRPT there isn’t supposed to be any need for a recovery day. Thus the beauty of the self regulating system.
However, in the real world, kids have to deal with a lot of external stress, especially this time of year with exams etc. and we also know that swimming at race pace is very taxing.
My kids today were mentally and physically exhausted. Which means many then became emotionally exhausted. We pushed through but it was not the most productive practice ever.
My plan tomorrow is to do 25’s as opposed to 50’s at 200 pace and maybe 50’s rather than 75’s at 500 pace. That shouldn’t be too draining and should get some of the swimmers confidence back up.
Any one have to do something similar from time to time?