THE TOP TEN REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN TAM's POSTAL 1650
Gives all team members the opportunity to share a common goal and encourages swimmers to continue
to practice after the Hour Swim and before training for shorter, faster events begins in earnest.
Allows all swimmers - younger, older, sprinters, open water, triathletes, middle distance, distance, and aged -
to train for the same event at the same time of year, continuing the harmony and cohesion developed during Hour Swim workouts.
Provides the chance to use that hard-won Hour Swim aerobic base ("Don't Waste Your Base!" -- and see 2 below!).
Provides pre-season distance and over-distance training emphasis and an excellent transition to training for shoreter, faster events.
Serves as an excellent yardstick to gauge year-to-year progress.
Provides the opportunity to swim a "meet" event, a distance event swum in "meet" competition.
Extends the boundaries of swimmers who ordinarily consider themselves sprinters, not distance swimmers,
and gives those swimmers who don't usually swim distances and/or who don't usually swim the 1650 the opportunity to do so, get a time
and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment distance swimmers know well.
The 1650 is shorter than the Hour Swim for most swimmers and can usually be swum at a faster pace than the Hour Swim -
Since January swims are now permitted, swimmers who wish to contribute to their team's Hour Swim yardage
(and those who went out too fast in the Hour Swim!) can enter their 1650 yard splits in TAM's POSTAL 1650.
Your participation will enable this event to continue and to grow.
Marie McSweeney, Head Coach,
Tamalpais Aquatic Masters
Aquatic Masters, Inc., all
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