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joel schmaltz

  1. 6/12/13 cruise and post Pan Am brief thoughts

    400 mix up
    10 x 25 @ :30 w/fins
    -odds underwater kick
    -evens swim
    5 x 75 @ 1:30 (25dr,50 build)
    -went odds bk,evens br
    25 Ez
    8 x through
    - 4 x 25 kick @ 40 IM order
    - 100 IM @ 1:50
    5 x 75 @ 1:20 (25 stroke build, 50 free fast)
    25 ez
    4 x 150 @ 2:15 pull build


    First time back in the water since racing last week. This is just what I needed. Cruised through all of this and focused on just stretching out.

    I had a good meet in Sarasota last week. We don't have a LCM pool here to train in and my training had been very sporadic leading up to the meet. I had mixed emotions and expectations leading up to the meet. Needless to say, I am not a great LC swimmer.
    We arrived in Sarasota as tropical storm Andrea was building strength.
    Although my times were good for me, my splits were awful. Felt strong but out of shape (if that makes any sense).

    4IM seeded at 6:46.60 , went 6:44.52 6th place
    -I have NEVER done this LC and survived. Mission accomplished!!
    -My mind said "You can do this!"
    -My body said "Hurts, don't it!!"
    -immediately after my heat the cleared the pool/deck for the storm. No w/d, so I waited in line for a hot shower and stretched out a bit.

    2.5 hour storm delay

    50 free seeded at 33.10, went 32.25 20th place
    -another PR
    -signed up for this just for fun

    200 bk seeded at 3:09.21 went 3:04.94 12th place
    -another PR
    -It has been a long time since I had a PR in a 2bk in any course.
    -Very happy and feeling loose and confident.

    100 free seeded at 1:12.85 went 1:11.58 15th place
    -First time for this event also, so another PR.
    -Realized that I don't like this event at all.
    -Went into the locker room after wards and had some friends tease me about the piano I carried the last 50. It wasn't pretty.

    200 free seeded at 2:42.97 went 2:38.93 10th place
    -another PR, WTH??
    -REALLY died on the back half

    This was an incredibly well run meet and I need to give props out to everyone that made this possible. Sarasota is a beautiful place and my teammates and I had a wonderful time.