So I have 2 more swims and a red eye flight between me and USMS Nationals! I’m getting really wound up for it (in a Christmas morning kind of way, not a nervous way). I can’t wait to get this show on the road.

In the meantime I was abusing the magical powers of the word taper. 600 yards of pulling you say? TAPER! Kick ass IM Set? TAPER! All kinds of stuff I didn’t want to do was being tossed about but my fantastic five lettered friend neutralized that threat. Instead I did my own thing after the warm up. I swam a couple 100′s of fly, sprinted off the blocks for a couple 25′s, and so on and so forth. I swam 1400ish yards and then escaped to lunch at Wendy’s. The Taper Hamburger of choice for sure. And um… if the nice people at Wendy’s are listening I noticed you sponsored the UltraSwim quite heavily… I have a tour sponsorship opportunity of a lifetime for you, just sayin’ :)

200 swim
200 kick
200 pull

50 free
100 fly
50 free
100 fly
50 free
50 breast

2 x 25 sprint fly off the blocks, 25 easy free back

2 x 50 free fast

Miscellaneous easy yardage

1400ish yards total

Tonight I’m off to go hang out with some of my Santa Maria swim friends… I’ve never actually interacted with them in the real world on dry land so this should be interesting!

I’ll leave you with the latest video from USMS which happens to feature my buddy Chad from the Rose Bowl Masters. I like the Rose Bowl swimmers, and Chad was just recently named the SPMA Coach of the Year!

2 Responses to “Taper, You’re My Favorite Excuse”

  1. Wendy says:

    Best of luck at Nationals!

  2. Rob D says:

    Thanks Wendy, I’m excited to go!