Got the event timetable wrong yesterday. Here’s my actual schedule, sans the relays which I still haven’t adequately researched:
- Sunday: 200 Free, 200 IM
- Monday: 400 IM, 100 Free
- Wednesday: 200 Breast
So, um, if anybody’s out there lighting candles on my behalf, now you have the proper data.
I’m entering the pre-races stressed out of my head over every little thing phase of the meet. And having agonized to an absurd degree, I have reached the following conclusion:
I really don’t want to shave down for this meet.
I hate the grow-back period, I’m terrified of a repeat of the full-body razor burn I experienced at Montréal some years back, and frankly, I’m rather fond of my chest hair.
If I swim tomorrow and feel as though I need more of a psychological edge, or if I’m just not fast enough, or something, I’ll shave down for the 400. But at the moment I am choosing Not To. I’ve tried to balance the potential (small) speed gain against the little voices shouting “Noooo! I don’t waaaaaannaaaaa” and the little voices won. This may make me Not Suitably Hardcore, but for the moment I can live with that.
I fear I may yet drive roommate Hugh insane with my endless overanalysis of this stuff. If not myself.