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  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    good luck, Finals are a fun time since it just isn't logistical for masters meets. Plus, you will have a blast since you could beat all those young whipper snappers.
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Thanks Stewart! It'll be fun. Hopefully work will allow me to rest a little bit.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Good luck James. You know you can kick some butt and take some names so just go for it. You'll do great.
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Amazing how that works. When I did a 400 split request in a 1500 last summer I felt like "My God, I've actually got to swim another 1100 meters?" after having just sprinting the 400, but after a couple hundred of recovery swimming I was amazed how much better I felt!

    I hope you manage to snag a couple long course top ten rankings after all this swimming!
    At first I was thinking I'd go without a counter for the 1500 (like I did in the 800 the night before), 'cause I didn't want to know how much more pain to go...but afterward I was glad I had a counter, because it let my mind just wander and think about things other than counting.

    I should get a few TTs in LCMeters...most of my events aren't too highly contested.
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    nice 200 fly and 1500 free double. Your 1500 splits were pretty even for most of it. When you are 30 something and doing these events at a USAS, everyone is full aware of you. The best remark, "How did you do a 2:30 200 LCM fly at 35?". At least, you can get some LCM racing down the road from your house and work!
    Thanks Tom, the 1500 was all about survival at first, and then I shifted more into hunting/attack mode to go after my neighbors. I felt like I was putting forth more effort than my splits actually showed.
    In the 200 Fly, I beat quite a few of the kids in my heat, but one kid next to me was going for a 100 split to make his A Champs cut in the PNS LSC. Something like a 1:01.8 or something! Absolutely crazy the times they need. Our LSC doesn't have qual times for the 100s, but it is smaller too. Anyway...he looked like he was suffering on the final 100, and I did run him down and pass him on my final 50, so I can imagine how much he was hurting...and he missed his 100 split time too, so double hurt.
  6. knelson's Avatar
    I managed to use the first 400-500 as a cooldown/warmup. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th 50s of the race felt the worst. After that, all the bad things started going away.
    Amazing how that works. When I did a 400 split request in a 1500 last summer I felt like "My God, I've actually got to swim another 1100 meters?" after having just sprinting the 400, but after a couple hundred of recovery swimming I was amazed how much better I felt!

    I hope you manage to snag a couple long course top ten rankings after all this swimming!
  7. tjrpatt's Avatar
    nice 200 fly and 1500 free double. Your 1500 splits were pretty even for most of it. When you are 30 something and doing these events at a USAS, everyone is full aware of you. The best remark, "How did you do a 2:30 200 LCM fly at 35?". At least, you can get some LCM racing down the road from your house and work!
  8. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    What an amazing weekend of swim competition and work! You more than met the challenge with your own unique tenacity and hard-earned endurance USAS club training. Doing the 200 Fly/1500 Free deadly double is amazing, but doing them after a demanding day of work...??!! When reading about your 1500 swim, I always admire how you will find ways to "race" regardless of circumstances. Great 1500 swim, terrific splits, and fantastic race. Super effort all the way in this LCM meet!
    Thanks a lot!! The announcer made sure to recognize my efforts after the finish of my 1500 heat as well, and I waved to the crowd who was remaining on deck. something like "35 year old who just swam 1700 with a back to back 200 FLy and 1500 Free". It made me feel a little better.
  9. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I am going to stop complaining about feeling bad after meets because this puts my feeling bad into perspective. You are a beast!!!
    Thanks!!
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  11. fdtotten's Avatar
    What an amazing weekend of swim competition and work! You more than met the challenge with your own unique tenacity and hard-earned endurance USAS club training. Doing the 200 Fly/1500 Free deadly double is amazing, but doing them after a demanding day of work...??!! When reading about your 1500 swim, I always admire how you will find ways to "race" regardless of circumstances. Great 1500 swim, terrific splits, and fantastic race. Super effort all the way in this LCM meet!
    Updated July 15th, 2013 at 08:01 AM by fdtotten
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I am going to stop complaining about feeling bad after meets because this puts my feeling bad into perspective. You are a beast!!!
  13. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Even if the coach of the Animal Lane workouts was taking his own medicine and doing the workouts, he wouldn't like that deadly double. I still shudder when I remember some of the college dual meets when I did the 1000-200 fly-500 triple; that was tough then when I was in shape and had rest between events. I can't imagine doing the 1500 after a 200 fly. On the bright side, the reverse would've been even worse.

    Was the medley relay all coaches and parents? It looks like fun.
    That is for sure deadly, and I don't know why I ever signed up for both of them. I guess I just think I'm tougher than I really am. On FB, my friend Brian had the same comment about the 200 Fly after a 1500 being worse.

    If you ever get the chance to sign up for something like this...DON'T!!
  14. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    wow, that's one crazy meet! especially going right from a 200 fly to a 1500 free. I guess there's no fudging of seed times...

    that coaches' relay sounds like fun though!
    Yeah, it was a bit crazy for sure, but fun at the same time! I love racing, and these kids give me just that. If I hadn't have been working (yeah right), I would've signed up for the maximum events, which basically would've been just about everything possible. USAS kind of makes you seed with your fastest times in the SWIMS database, though the coach can edit these times. I told him not to worry about it though.
  15. pwb's Avatar
    Even if the coach of the Animal Lane workouts was taking his own medicine and doing the workouts, he wouldn't like that deadly double. I still shudder when I remember some of the college dual meets when I did the 1000-200 fly-500 triple; that was tough then when I was in shape and had rest between events. I can't imagine doing the 1500 after a 200 fly. On the bright side, the reverse would've been even worse.

    Was the medley relay all coaches and parents? It looks like fun.
  16. aztimm's Avatar
    wow, that's one crazy meet! especially going right from a 200 fly to a 1500 free. I guess there's no fudging of seed times...

    that coaches' relay sounds like fun though!
  17. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I didn't realize they would let you use times that far back in the SWIMS database.

    Good luck with the tortuous double. Sounds impossible to me.
    In SCY meets, I had my coach edit my times since they were so far off my current masters times, but in LCM events, my times were somewhat close to when I was younger (but still old). I never knew there was any limit on how far back the times could be pulled from. But in the case of USAS kids, they tend to get faster as the get older. Us people are the opposite, except for the 50+ sprinter female group.
  18. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That is one full boat of swimming this weekend. Good luck.
    That's how I roll... No pain, no gain, or something like that, right? I even backed off on my event selection. I could've done 5 events a day plus 2 on Friday. I'm only doing 2, 3, and 4 events per day
  19. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    I want to see that 15 year old who can do a :27 100 free!

    I think the 50 and 100 free are the only events where you'll be off those seed times. A couple events I think you'll be faster, for example the 400 IM.
    Yeah, there are some speedy kids, but I don't think he'll be going that fast! We'll have to see how fast I really go. I have been feeling a lot better in the pool, and I'm not sick like I was at the last meet.
  20. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    To all them youngsters, must be like the mysterious wise (Fu- Manchu) man one the team.

    Have a good competition with all events.



    Did they use that kid's 25 m seed for the 50 (13.63)?
    Thanks a lot!!