Quicksilver asked about my roadmap, and I told him it followed the Step 3: Profit meme. Plus a little more detail.
The Southpark version:
Step 1: Collect underpants
Step 2: ?
Step 3: PROFIT!
Step 1: A cut 1:58.09 in the 200 free
Step 2: ?
Step 3: 1:49.99
In 3 weeks I find out where I am unshaved, untapered, with a sprinter's light workload. I will lay off the weights the week before the meet, and probably skip the team practice that Friday to get a light practice in solo Friday morning. I only have one event on each day, so hopefully I will be able to make my times. Friday is the 50, Saturday is the 100 and Sunday is the 200. The 100 cut looks to be the toughest. The A meets are held at 50M pools, which means there is space for warm up and cool down, unlike the BB meets which are held at 25yd facilities.
I have BB meets listed until the end of the year. If I have not made cuts by then, I will probably join the circus.
Target meet is A Champs in mid February right now. If Zones is local again, then that will be the target meet if it is before I leave for Asia.
After the Oct meet, I will adjust my training. If the sprint training seems to be working, then that will stay, but drylands will be modified.
Here are my signposts:
24: Back in the water (7 weeks to BB meet)
1: send in USAS registrationOct
28: Sign up for BB meet
16-18: USAS BB at GrapevineNov
A Cuts: 50/24.49 100/53.59 200/1:58.09
6-8: USAS A ATAC at ?Dec
13-15: LA/Santa Barbara trip
20-21: DAM SCM at Tom Landry Center
4-6: USAS A COR at LoosUnoffical 2010 (dates are not official yet)
11-13: USAS BB COPS at ?
12: DAM Christmas Relays at SMU
8-10: USAS A NTN at CISDFeb
5-7: USAS A COPS at LoosApr
19-21: USAS A Champs at Loos
26-27: USMS DAM SCY at SMU