Know When to say When

Paul Smith sent out a very interesting article from the current issue of Bicycling Magazine by Chris Carmichael (best known as Lance Armstrong’s coach) on tapering. This is an appropriate subject for all swimmers who compete, so read this:
"Training can be a lot like drinking booze: to have a great time you need to know when to stop. In the week leading up to a race or event, athletes can do more to undermine their training than they can to enhance it. Just like that 'one more' drink, it’s the prospect of getting a little extra something that lands you in trouble. Mental-health professionals say that sometimes the tendency to have 'one too many' is rooted in insecurity, and in my experience that's exactly what drives athletes to make mistakes in the week leading to an important challenge."
If you are going to Portland, keep this in mind...

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