Please describe your biggest fear, largest source of frustration and anxiety, or the things you hate most regarding your swim training.
Don't worry, many answers will be the same or similar, please list them anyway...
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I get a pit in my stomach on the way to practice when I expect to encounter:
1. exceptionally cold pool water and 2. extra-long and boring, monotonous sets.
swimmers ready for taper and I want to be sure I do everything within my ability to taper them correctly for their championship meet. Hopefully I have given them the technique and training needed before taper to help them achieve their goals for the season!
1. When I feel like I'm going to have a great practice and it ends up being a total flop.
2. When somebody in your lane isn't taking practice as seriously as you are (goofing off) especially on your *good* days. Not to be confused with not having fun.
3. Long boring workouts.
4. Oh, and NOT being yelled at by your coach on what you're doing wrong!
Fear: swallowing water while swimming in Long Island Sound.
Frustration: not getting feedback on your technique when you're doing something wrong.
Anxiety: knowing Dean O. will be swimming in my lane.
Having an off night, and getting in the way of your lane mates.
1. Cold Water
2. Cold air
being fat and out of shape or injured
Really hard sets.
Not being able to keep up
Having a bad swim night. Body Aching
When it is raining.
When it is cold.
Being hungry before going to practice
Cramps due to dehydration. Or that Dave secretly pees in the pool.
1. allergies are so bad I can't breathe well (and we are doing hypoxic sets)
2. the morning of the race
3. being late for practice or just barely making it (so that means I have anxiety every day....)
4. scratching/hitting anyone in my lane or the lanes next to me or being hit by someone else.
5. someone tapping my feet
1. Cold water
2. Pratice running past 7:30pm!