It all starts with the athlete's commitment to a training block designed to get him/her to the goal race. This race could be a "dream race" or maybe another opportunity at a PR. Along the way, there are moments of doubt, streaks of confidence, and lots of smiles as well as tears. During this training block, my communication with them, whether spoken or written, has to be as honest yet as empathetic as possible because my job is to get them to the start line, both physically AND mentally strong.
So, this weekend I get the opportunity to soothe nerves, allay fears, practice high-5's, and scream at my laptop while watching the remote feed of the finish line. I can't wait - I am a coach!
300yds. done as 100yds. free/100IM kick/100IM
6 x 75yds. first 3 are progressive and last 3 are strong
6 x 50yds. first 3 are progressive and last 3 are strong
6 x 25yds. first 3 are progressive and last 3 are strong
3 x 50yds. 1 easy/1 moderate/1 strong
4 x 50yds. 1 easy/1 moderate/2 strong
5 x 50yds. 1 easy/ 1 moderate/ 3 strong
6 x 50yds. 1 easy/1 moderate/3 strong
200 kick choice/200 pull stretch it out