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tjrpatt
August 22nd, 2008, 02:08 PM
Good luck to everyone that is competing this weekend! Swim fast and have fun! I know that this sounds a bit crazy but I am really looking forward to my 800 free. Plus, with the pool going from 8 feet deep and higher, I will really be able to utilize my SDK in my 200 fly and the shorter freestyle events. You can't do the Phelps SDK when one side of the pool is 4 feet deep.

Any tips about what kind of lunch should I eat before the meet or should I? On Saturday, warmup start at noon and the meet starts at 1PM. My last event might not be til 6PM. I have powerbars to hold me over throughout the meet. Should I get a light sandwich or salad before warmup.

swimshark
August 22nd, 2008, 02:42 PM
Bananas!! I'll be in the cheering section on Sat so I'll see your 800 free.

blainesapprentice
August 22nd, 2008, 03:09 PM
I'll be in the cheering section on Saturday as well! So keep your eyes open for me because I've never met 3/4 of you all!

swimshark
August 22nd, 2008, 03:57 PM
Morgan, I'll be easy to pick out. I'll arrive around the 800 and have my husband looking bored and my 3 year old son with me.

Swimmy
August 22nd, 2008, 05:40 PM
:cheerleader:
We will be madly shaking pompoms and making fun of Studmuffin!
:cheerleader:

blainesapprentice
August 22nd, 2008, 05:40 PM
Morgan, I'll be easy to pick out. I'll arrive around the 800 and have my husband looking bored and my 3 year old son with me.

Perfect...I plan to arrive around the 800 as well--maybe a little earlier--depends on how long my tour of the area takes hah! I should be pretty identifiable as well with super curly afro-esque hair at the moment.

Slowswim
August 22nd, 2008, 07:24 PM
I plan to arrive around noon. I'll be easy to spot as the slack jawed, scared sh!tless, bald, old, fat man with "NT" as a seed-time.:eek:

Why are y'all showing so early? The first meet isn't until 1:00pm or do I have that wrong too?

Swimmy
August 22nd, 2008, 08:53 PM
I think they mean they are coming later in the afternoon when the 800 meter swim is....not 8:00 am....

blainesapprentice
August 22nd, 2008, 09:03 PM
Oh yeah for the 800 swim...not 8:00am! I'm not a glutton for punishment so much that I will get there too early to sit on a hot pool deck and watch people do what I wish I was doing!

Slowswim
August 22nd, 2008, 09:24 PM
Oh....my bad:blush:

I'm new at this.

See ya tomorrow.

tjrpatt
August 22nd, 2008, 09:27 PM
warmups aren't til noon tomorrow. 800 means the 800 free is anyone thought I meant 8AM. Well, at least, I don't have to get up at 5AM or 5:30AM to get down there for an 8AM warmup. I can only afford a hotel room for one night, not two.

mermaid
August 23rd, 2008, 11:01 PM
A ton of fun - so good to see so many friends!

swimshark
August 24th, 2008, 07:40 AM
So glad I got to meet some new friends and see old ones, too I hope you all have good swims today!

blainesapprentice
August 24th, 2008, 08:15 AM
I'm glad I was able to go down to the meet and meet so many people from the forum--it was great putting faces to forum names and getting to watch you all swim...hopefully next time around I'll be back on the blocks as well!

tjrpatt
August 24th, 2008, 05:01 PM
It was a good meet. Not alot of people but a very competitive field. Finally meet the Hulk. University of Maryland was a fast pool even though that pool felt like it was more than 50 meters. I am so jealous of my former age group teammates that trained at that facility. My college pool looks like a run down inner city pool compared to that place. The Visitors locker room is ten times bigger than my college's team locker room. I think that I will get 2 definite top ten rankings from this meet and I am crossing my fingers on the third. Right now, I am tenth in the 30-34 400 IM according to the USMS database but there are always three other faster swims that come in at Publication time.

Question, what is with hotel's not putting fridges in the room? I guess that I have to stay at the cheap hotels to get a small fridge in the room.

Allen Stark
August 25th, 2008, 08:30 PM
I haven't seen the results posted,where are they?

The Fortress
August 25th, 2008, 08:32 PM
I haven't seen the results posted,where are they?

Peg said they will be posted at www.terrapinmasters.org tomorrow.

Many PBs by forumites!

tjrpatt
August 25th, 2008, 09:20 PM
The email from Sunday night said that we will get an email when the results are done. That meet is over. Time to get ready for SCM Colonies Zones Championships in December. I am very inspired to keep chugging away to get faster with my performance this weekend. Plus, I still have to kinks to work out in my longer distance freestyles. Hope everyone that went swam fast. I am still dumbfounded by my 400 IM time. I didn't think that I could do a 5:41 right now. Of course, I have to work on my backstroke because my 100 back split was about a 1:30. Yikes!

ande
August 25th, 2008, 09:31 PM
should be here
http://www.terrapinmasters.org/index25.htm

Blackbeard's Peg
August 25th, 2008, 10:27 PM
University of Maryland was a fast pool even though that pool felt like it was more than 50 meters.

Question, what is with hotel's not putting fridges in the room? I guess that I have to stay at the cheap hotels to get a small fridge in the room.

I can answer both of those!
1 - Our Aquatic Facilities director Carrie, who ran the computers for the meet, has this really neato lazer tape measure thing. After the meet, I watched her measure a couple lanes - one was 50.000M and the other was 50.002M.

2 - this, from work... It's all about money. On one hand, it is one more appliance to plug in & service, one more job for housekeeping. Also, if the facility has a restaurant, its a way of encouraging the patrons to eat there, rather than bring their own food either from the store, or leftovers from another place.

jim thornton
August 25th, 2008, 11:28 PM
A great round of applause for jeff and molly, allison (alison? alyson? allyson?) adams, meghan, jeff, molly, the various Dicks, and all the other tireless swimmer/organizers of the Terrapin Cup, which was an enormously entertaining weekend, despite Maryland's high crime rate.

Indeed, if "Homocide" and "The Wire" hadn't been cancelled, I think we all know what would have made a GREAT episode on either of these gritty Baltimore-based crime dramas! Ripped from the headlines indeed! That is, before it could be ripped on a fatted abdomen!

I refer, of course, to the unfortunate purloined FS Pro incident from the men's lockerroom.

But other than this (what I am pretty sure the Catholic Church refers to as a "mortal" as opposed to a "venial" or "venal" or maybe "venereal" sin), it was a great great meet!

Thanks.

And please keep the crime victim posted on what the Task Force is currently doing to get me my suit back.

cc: L. Livingston, Esquire

Blackbeard's Peg
August 25th, 2008, 11:36 PM
results are up - at least i've posted them on the 2008 CZ thread in the CZ forums (http://forums.usms.org/forumdisplay.php?f=106)

tjrpatt
August 26th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Here are my results. Gosh, I still have alot more work to do.

Men 30-34 400 LC Meter IM
1 Patterson, Thomas J 31 1776 5:41.76
35.03 1:15.75 (40.72) 2:00.03 (44.28) 2:45.23 (45.20)
3:33.86 (48.63) 4:23.33 (49.47) 5:02.86 (39.53) 5:41.76 (38.90)

Men 30-34 200 LC Meter Butterfly
1 Patterson, Thomas J 31 1776 2:42.16
35.21 1:15.21 (40.00) 1:58.11 (42.90) 2:42.16 (44.05)

Men 30-34 800 LC Meter Freestyle
1 Patterson, Thomas J 31 1776 10:35.02
35.08 1:13.37 (38.29) 1:51.85 (38.48) 2:30.96 (39.11)
3:09.83 (38.87) 3:49.63 (39.80) 4:29.33 (39.70) 5:10.12 (40.79)
5:50.85 (40.73) 6:31.78 (40.93) 7:12.67 (40.89) 7:53.87 (41.20)
8:34.61 (40.74) 9:15.39 (40.78) 9:55.82 (40.43) 10:35.02 (39.20)

Men 30-34 400 LC Meter Freestyle
1 Patterson, Thomas J 31 1776 5:06.74
34.81 1:12.84 (38.03) 1:51.52 (38.68) 2:30.62 (39.10)
3:10.61 (39.99) 3:49.76 (39.15) 4:28.18 (38.42) 5:06.74 (38.56)


Men 30-34 200 LC Meter Freestyle
3 Patterson, Thomas J 31 1776 2:23.84
32.70 1:09.12 (36.42) 1:46.41 (37.29) 2:23.84 (37.43)