Taking risks is not easy - it requires a leap of faith; or a deep knowledge of one's self; or simply a willingness to accept consequences. With Michael Rogers, it was probably a combination of all: relying on his past world championship wins, his prior TDF experience, and his current fitness level to give him the confidence (faith) he could cross the finish line of Stage 16 victorious, plus the willingness to accept the disappointment if he, once again, did not win.
This is a great lesson for all of us, both in life and athletics. Sometimes, we just have to be willing to put it all on the line - to not hold back or second-guess our ability to get it done. Thanks, Michael, for inspiring me today!
200yds. free/200yds. back
2 x 25yds. right arm
2 x 25yds. left arm
2 x 50yds. 6-kick switch
100yds. progress by 25
the above set to be done in 2 rounds: 1 round free + 1 round backstroke
4 x 200yds. done as:
150 yds. free easy/50yds. backstroke strong
100yds. free easy/100yds. backstroke strong
50yds. free easy/150yds. backstroke strong
200yds. backstroke strong
the above set is repeated, changing the free to backstroke and the backstroke to free