Sacco's Swim Blog - Entry No. 8
Jan. 7, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - Men's swimming senior Peter Sacco has been keeping a blog documenting the men's season. The journalism major from Rochester, Mass. has made seven entries to the UMassaquatics.com blog, with his latest entry discussing the first few days from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The following is an excerpt from Sacco's most recent entry. To read the entire blog CLICK HERE.
The team has now been in Puerto Rico for roughly four days, and we have completed five practices. The day of our arrival was designated for relaxation and recovery, with no scheduled practice taking place. However the next morning we were up at 6 am in preparation for the first of two consecutive practices. While here on the island, the practice schedule goes as such: double, double, single, then repeat three times over the course of 10 days. Today marked the completion of the first double, double, single cycle. Here are a few notable events.
The first two days of training were met with great effort across the board. Russ challenged us with difficult sets, and the team rose to meet his expectations. Here in Puerto Rico we have the pleasure of training outdoors under the sun, which warms us as it rises in the morning and chills us as it sinks in the evening. The pool complex is surrounded by palm trees and lush ferns, which constantly host a slew of iguanas, parrots, and other tropical creatures. I have always found the natural environment to be a distraction from difficult practices, many of which would be downright miserable within the confines of Boyden.