Monday, January 17, 2011

If you're resting/shaving for district:

Tapering Guidelines

Cut back on the caloric intake (you will be burning fewer calories than you were during heavy training)
Cut back on outside activities (we'll rest at the pool, you rest yourself while away from it)
Pay more attention to the "little things" (training intervals will be easier and you'll have a chance to "sharpen" while getting more rest)
Conserve energy (you'll have excess energy that you've not had for months - don't waste it)
Stay positive (both about your upcoming races and your teammates')
Visualize races (take yourself through your races from before the start to after the finish)

Shaving Guidelines

• Allow plenty of time and take breaks while shaving for your championship meet
• Electric shavers and Nair are not used in this process
• Have plenty of new razors/blades available before you begin
• Start by using clippers on exposed body hair
• Carefully shave exposed body hair
• Be especially careful around shins, wrists, elbows, knees, forearms, and ankles
• Change blades/razors often

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