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pwolf66
August 29th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Ah the trouble with being bored at work on a Friday before a long weekend.

So for those who know me (and those who don't), I pose a question.

At Indy next year, what will my 50 Free time be?

I just went 26.52 at Zones last weekend.

Warren
August 29th, 2008, 04:29 PM
26.00

SwimStud
August 29th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Are you going to swim 5 times a week?:weightlifter:

pwolf66
August 29th, 2008, 04:55 PM
No, only 3-4.

pwolf66
August 29th, 2008, 05:08 PM
I voted 25.90 if that means anything.

hofffam
August 29th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Meters or yards?

quicksilver
August 29th, 2008, 05:44 PM
I voted 25.90 if that means anything.

Have a baby (followed by daily massages) and you should crack the 25 second mark no problem.

Or, do your upper body work and daily sprints, and the times will drop.

pwolf66
August 29th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Meters or yards?

Long Course Meters as the title suggests :D

The Fortress
August 29th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Have a baby (followed by daily massages) and you should crack the 25 second mark no problem.

Or, do your upper body work and daily sprints, and the times will drop.

Have a baby, get daily massages, give up golf and bowling, and swim more than you did this year.

Of course, a little success is always good for motivation!

pwolf66
August 29th, 2008, 05:56 PM
27.00??????? Jeez. Gimme a break here. And even that 26.50 is just a little insulting. :mooning:

mctrusty
August 29th, 2008, 06:23 PM
25.90.

Giddyup!

tjrpatt
August 29th, 2008, 07:51 PM
spend 25K for the next year on coach, trainers, message therapists and you could go 25.50. Also, add amino acids from Germany and you could go under 25.00.

SwimRobin
August 29th, 2008, 08:26 PM
I voted 26.05 Paul, but I think it will be closer to 26.10 or 26.15. Hopefully, you will be able to break 26.

The Fortress
August 29th, 2008, 09:06 PM
27.00??????? Jeez. Gimme a break here. And even that 26.50 is just a little insulting. :mooning:

Don't be so high maintenance, girlfriend! :P

You just did a PB of 27.1 and then dropped .6 for a 26.5. That's huge. As you (or more accurately I) know, 50s can be funky. It's easy to make an error(s) and ruin the swim. Or, you might be a bit off on your taper meet or sick or whatever. So doing a very fast 26.5 again is not an insult!

However, I'm sure you will continue to drop more because you've only been back a year and you plan to train more this year. 3-4 x a week is a good goal. Last year, you had some empty weeks or 1-2x week where you sort of lost motivation. If you can stick to the 3-4 x a week plan, I think you'll do very well.

funkyfish
August 29th, 2008, 10:06 PM
I'm a little disappointed that :23.49 was not an option. In any event, I voted for the fastest…go for broke and buenas suerte!
:banana:

pwolf66
August 29th, 2008, 10:43 PM
23.49? LCM? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Still haven't done that SCY yet.

Warren
August 30th, 2008, 01:29 AM
paul, start swimming 5 times a week and start drinking heavily too. I guarentee you go under 26.

ande
August 30th, 2008, 07:14 AM
how much do you weigh now
how much will you weigh then
how strong will you be

weight / time

200 24.9
205 25.2
210 25.5
215 25.8
220 26.1

ande

pwolf66
August 30th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Last week's 26.52 was at 253. Losing weight should be the number one factor in going faster. I've taken the last week off of everything but I start back up tomorrow and will try to have a much better balance of swimming, yoga, weight training and cardio.

hofffam
August 30th, 2008, 09:29 AM
Long Course Meters as the title suggests :D

Hmmm....I guess it was Friday. I'm definitely not as stupid as my post sounded!

pwolf66
August 30th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Hmmm....I guess it was Friday. I'm definitely not as stupid as my post sounded!

No worries. I know the feeling. Yesterday my brain felt like it was wrapped in a wet blanket.

poolraat
August 30th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Paul,
you need to add one more choice;

o Who Cares? :thhbbb: :bolt:

Regarding your yoga practice, I would suggest that you do Vinyassa rather than "Hot" yoga. IMO, it will be better for improving your flexibility.

pwolf66
August 30th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Gee, thanks Floyd. I appreciate the love.

I looked at Vinyasa but there are no options for it in the area.

Blackbeard's Peg
September 4th, 2008, 11:48 AM
I'm with Floyd, though either that or a 27.5 choice
:wave::bolt::thhbbb:

pwolf66
September 4th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Niiiice. I appreciate all the 'love' from my 'friends'

Sigh. :cry:

jim thornton
September 4th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Paul, you didn't put 27.5 as an option, so I picked 27.0.

Have you never heard of "regression to the mean"?

By this, I don't mean to be mean, just that barring some further jump in suit technology that you actually can win familial permission to purchase ("Let's take a little money out of Erica's college fund"), and assuming you continue to wear the current B70 suit at other meets, using up its magic pixie dust with every swim between now and next summer, I think that by the time next year's LCM season rolls around, you will be more likely to swim an average Paul 50 as opposed to what is now what mathematicians call an "outlier" Paul 50.

Even a 27.0 would be something of an outlier, since your fastest time before the 26.53--and correct me if I am wrong here--was like a 27.3 or higher, right?

I hope you take this in the Thorpe Jr.-Waves-A-Red-Flag-At-Phelps Jr. spirit in which I offer it.

Midas
September 4th, 2008, 01:48 PM
26.52 LCM is super fast and sounds like a big improvement for you. Good luck on breaking 26.0. That's a huge drop for only a 50, especially when your 26.52 was already a huge drop for you. I'll be rooting for you.

mermaid
September 4th, 2008, 09:08 PM
I've never known Jim to be wrong . . .

is that what you wanted me to say Jim?