My USMS Times
YouTube Videos of my swims
I figure on Monday I did 50s, Tuesday I did 75s, so that means this is a day for 100s. I hope this trend doesn't continue too much further, if you know what I mean!!!
Warmup was the first few 100s
5 x 100 Free @ 1:30
5 x 100 Free @ 1:25
5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20
5 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:15
5 x 1........ wait a minute... I didn't continue the set...just wanted to stay aerobic.
5 x 100 Build 100 Fly @ 1:40
--1) 100 Free
--2) 25 Fly, 75 Free
--3) 50 Fly, 50 Free
--4) 75 Fly, 25 Free
--5) 100 Fly (did 1:11 and it was tough)
hopped in a lane next to me to swim with 2 others (they did 100IMs, I did 150s) I was almost catching the one girl during my last 50 of breast on each one, but couldn't quite get her.
4 x 150 IM w/ no free @ 2:30
Well...we finally had to break down and put in lanelines this morning... And whoever it was that pulled the lanelines out needs to be shot also! How complicated can it be to put them on the reel folks...take the wrench and tighten all the slack on the lanelines before putting them away, that way they don't fall apart and have 2 or 3 lanelines trying to come off the reel at the same time!!!
Warmup: (by this point I was just plain P.O.'d)
200 Free, 300 Pull
20 x 75 Free @ 1:00, (held :53-:55)
10 x 75 Free Pull @ :55 (held :52-:54.5)
10 x 75 w/ fins @ 1:05
--25 SDK on front 2 breaths or less
--25 SDK on back
3500 Yards in about 48 minutes!
Well, I made it to practice this morning, even after getting back from the meet at 10:00pm last night! When the first 3 of us got to the pool this morning all the laneline were out of the pool. After about 10 seconds of discussion we decided F*** It, No lanelines today.
It was kind of amusing to listen to all the older folks coming in throughout the next hour while I was there complaining about the lack of laneline...
Suck it up and swim!!! It's not that bad. It no different than when they swim in the LCM pool during the summer with no lanelines!!!
This morning was pretty much a cool down from the meet, and the beginning of my building up phase again, since I have a couple of weeks before competition again.
800 Various Stuff
10 x 50 Free @ :50
10 x 50 Free @ :45
10 x 50 Free @ :40
2500 Yards & off to the showers.
Updated February 23rd, 2011 at 12:28 PM by jaadams1
Just completed Meet #4 over a 5 week spread!! I'm just beat tired now. At least for the rest of the season I'll take it more at a "normal" pace for a Masters swimmer.
The good news is that I am still swimming best times in lots of my events over the spread of the last few weeks, which is a good thing considering how tired I am with training/competition.
The meet in Seattle was fairly large (165+ people), and took forever, especially waiting for the 500s at the end, which of course, I was in the last heat, along with KNelson, and That Guy (who was there as my counter and managed to get in a 43 into a 20 length race) . Thank you again!
These are just rough splits from my "semi-coach", who is a friend from club swimming days who is now coaching for the Bainbridge Island masters team.
27.2/31.8/34.2/35.8 = 2:08.51
That Guy told me I was at a 58.99 on the clock at the 100, which is cool, but I was just way too tired to bring it home with any juice on it. I didn't really die, I just didn't have anything in the tank to draw from. Still a decent swim. The last 3 200 flys I've done have all been (207.7/208.5/208.5), so at least I'm consistently going quick!!
Just need to take the next step now!
2:10.30 <-- This one is a Masters best time by 1/2 second! Yippie!!
I don't think there was anyone within a second and a half of me after the fly, but a breaststroker almost caught my by the end of the breast, and we had a sprintout for the finish, which I won. The whole heat was fast (2 @ 2:10, 3 @ 2:12/2:13, 1 @ 2:16). Really was a good race to watch I'm sure.
14.9/15.4/16.3/16.0 = 1:02.59
I was happy with this swim. Not being that good in backstroke I was happy to see a somewhat quick time, again getting my best time by over 3 seconds! Yippieeeee!!! I still like fly better though.
14.6/17.5/18.6/18.5 = 1:09.24
Another Masters best time! By a .15, but hey, that's still improvement!
500 Free: ugghhhh!!! (over 2 hour wait for this one)
32.5 (1:04.4) (2:02.6)
The last 100 split only came down because I was trying to beat one of those dang 20-some year old kids across the pool who was hanging just a bodylength in front of my from the 200 point. I didn't quite catch him, but was close. Overall, I personally thought this 500 sucked! It's only 6 seconds off my time from last year, but I'm in way better shape than last year, and when I'm rested should probably by contending with the 5:00 mark, hopefully the 4:59 mark because that looks better. Oh well, you can't always do best times, but I did try my best, I was just tired at this point.
Going home from the meet from Seattle to Wenatchee, my dad took me out for a big steak dinner in a small town named Sultan on Hwy 2 (Steven's Pass Hwy). I had a big 24 oz. Porterhouse steak, baked potato w/ sour cream, cheese, bacon, the works;, a huge salad also, and bread. I ate all of it too, I was starving. Probably put on at least 3 pounds in 30 minutes there.
We made it home safe and sound about 10:00pm tonight, so that is good. Now it's off to bed, then hit the pool at 5:00am, so I can "cool down" from my 500 free a few hours ago.
Updated February 21st, 2011 at 02:58 AM by jaadams1
I got pressured by my better half to get the P90X program for her. She's been trying to workout on her own, and has been doing a good job of it too for that matter. My wife is a former soccer player who continued to play soccer with the adult city league over the past few years, but now she's almost getting too old for it (most of the "adults" are 18-24), and it's too much punishment on her knees and ankles now. Plus it's amazing how many fights get started on the field between these girls over stupid things.
She has made up a mixed CD of dance music and has been doing various exercises on her own in the living room, but her mind runs into roadblocks as to what to do next.
I suggested looking into P90X as we watched the infomercials on TV over and over again. She said let's go for it. She's the type of person who will stick with it too, and when she does...
It'll be fun...just need to take it easy at first so we don't get hurt too. I'll definitely cut it off a few weeks before Nationals, but get right back to it soon after.
I didn't do a whole lot of swimming this morning...just mostly a last minute splash before the meet on Sunday.
Meet director sent me an email saying they couldn't take out the 2nd 30 minute warmup after the 400IMs, which is too bad. Looks like we'll be stuck at the meet later than needed. 11:00am has a 1-hour warmup. At 12:00pm, Approx 2 heats of 400 IMs, then another 30 minute warmup???!! Timeline shows the meet ending around 6:30pm or later I've got about a 2 1/2 hour drive home over the pass too, which sucks, but it'll get done.
5 x 100 @ 1:30 holding as close to my 500 pace as possible
--went 1:01, 1:02, 1:02, 1:01, 1:01
**I really wasn't that tired doing these, which could be a good sign, or maybe because I actually had almost 30 seconds of rest to recover on each one.
After this I just went back an forth working on speedplay in different strokes, turns, did a few starts. Feeling really good. Watch out people...here I come!!!
Get ready for some fireworks. This one's gonna be a fun one!!! There are some really fast swimmers in most of the events, making the final heats some real showdowns. I'm really looking forward to the 200 IM heat. In the top 6, Kirk, That Guy, myself, and a couple others are going to have a race. The 500 free is another good showdown with Kirk at the end of the meet.
I'm in 200 fly, 200 IM, 100 back, 100 breast, & 500 Free
Here's a copy of the psych sheet for all to view. Enjoy.
Updated February 18th, 2011 at 12:44 AM by jaadams1
Main Set: (6 times thru)
2 x 50 Fly @ (:60, :55, :50, :45, :40, :35) interval by set
2 x 100 Free @ 1:20
1 x 75 Fast (sets #1-3 back, #4-5, breast, #6 fly ), then
1 x 25 EZ
:30 rest (or till the nearest :60 or :30 on the clock)
The set looks pretty easy at first, but once you get into it a little ways, it gets "really fun", especially pushing the 75s stroke.
I just looked online at the entries list of swimmers for the Lake Wash. Meet this Sunday, and there are 157 online people!!! That's huge!!! Plus however many more entered by mail. Gonna be a big meet. At least I'll have some R & R between events.
I'm back to only swimming for an hour a morning again. Work put me back to 6:30am start time, but I still get to swim which is good.
1 x 300 IM Fast (went 3:43)
100 Free EZ
1 x 200 IM Fast (2:26)
100 Free EZ
1 x 100 IM Fast (1:07)
100 Free EZ
100 Kick on back
I really had a hard time getting my body to go really fast this morning on these. It's tough to do this early in the morning sometimes.
4 x 125 @ 1:50
(100 Free, 25 Fly)
200 Free Pull :15 rest
150 Free Pull :10 rest
100 Free Pull :05 rest
50 Free Pull
12 x 25 @ :30 Fast
4 Back, 4 Breast, 4 Fly
Back to the grindstone again. Build it up again quickly for 3 days with a 1 day dropoff on Friday for Meet #3 in 3 weekends (next Sunday).
I didn't get to swim yesterday in Portland before my drive back home. We went to the pool to swim in the morning, and between 8-10am they had water exercise/noodle huggers class taking up the entire two pools, so I just took off for my long drive home.
Today's swim was good to get in the water and stretch out, but the water was so damn hot. Must have been 85-86 degrees. Way to hot to try to swim hard in, but we made an effort anyway.
400 Free Pull
20 x 100 Free
4 @ 1:30
4 @ 1:25
4 @ 1:20
4 @ 1:15
4 @ 1:15 (supposed to be 1:10) but with the water the way it was it was tough enough on 1:15.
8 x 50 Kick @ 1:00
600 Pull (200 Free/200 Back/200 Free)
8 x 25 Fly Fast @ :40
Swam the Animal Meet tonight in Canby, OR. There were 3 versions to pick from, sprint, middle, and distance. I took the distance choice: 400 IM, 200 Fly, & 1000 Free.
This is the pool/team that I used to asst. coach with after college for 4 or 5 years, so it was kind of a nice reunion to visit all the old coaches/parents/kids (who have really grown up a lot in the 7-8 years I've been away.)
The meet went really fast, so not a lot of rest. There were only 38 people entered in the meet, and with the amount of No Shows, it went even quicker. Plus the pool was around 84-85 degrees, way too hot for racing, but I made it anyway.
400 IM: 4:39.xx
rough splits: 1:00.5/1:14.5/1:22ish/1:01.5
I just couldn't get out fast enough in the race. The hot water in the pool just made me feel too relaxed. It was still a Masters swimming best time which is good (dropped 7 seconds, but I know I can go faster).
about 15 minutes later:
200 Fly: 2:08.50
rough splits: 27.7/32.3 (1:00.0) 34/34.5
On this one I just took it out relaxed, not even expecting to do as well as I did. The worst part was going toward the 125 point and beyond when the other swimmers waves started getting bigger and bigger every time I passed them in the opposite direction. Still it was just off my Masters best time which I can handle.
1000 Free: 11:43
This one was just a goof around swim. I didn't want to swim it after the other swims, I was just tired. But I'm not one to back out of a race. I just made it interesting by swimming the 1000 alternating 50 Fly/50 Free until the 700 point. Then I did a 200 free easy, and came home with my last 100 AFAP hitting I think a 1:01 or so for the last 100. I'll have another chance at the 1000 at our Inland NW Champs meet at the end of March for the TTs.
Got the award for the fastest cumulative time for the distance category (cool trophy). It was nice to get an award like this in masters swimming, even though I didn't really have any competition in the events. Something good to show the kids when I get home.
After the meet my buddy from Portland took me out to eat at Burgerville where I overstuffed myself on Cheeseburgers (4), a large strawberry shake and a Coke.
One more meet to come next Sunday (2/20) out in Kirkland, WA. 200 fly (again), 200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 500 Free. After this I can have a weekend off.
Updated February 14th, 2011 at 10:18 PM by jaadams1
I had to go into work this morning...at least I'm getting a little bit of OT that will help pay for the gas to the meet tomorrow.
I went for a swim at the YMCA last night, didn't really do much. There were 6 kids playing in the 1/2 of the pool for open swim, and the other 3 lanes were set for lap swim.. I was the only swimmer there, and I just splashed around. I probably got about 2000 yards in over the night, with nothing in particular...just loosening up the muscles. At the end of the swim, I took a minute of rest and went for a fast 100 fly from a push. I felt really sluggish though, and came in at 1:02. That's decent enough considering how I was feeling. Hopefully I'll be under a minute leading off my 400 IM tomorrow.
400 IM, 200 Fly, 1000 Free
I'm going to go for it in the IM, relax the 200 fly, and see how I feel for the 1000 at the end. Who knows, maybe I'll do great!!
Now, to start my 5 hour drive to Oregon so I can visit my grandparents (and get a free night of sleep).
200 Free Pull
4 x 25 Fly @ :45
4 x 50 Back/Breast @ 1:15
4 x 75 Back/Back/Breast @ 1:45
4 x 100 IM @ 2:15
8 x 50 Kick @ 1:00
I just felt sluggish today...tomorrow is another day
Updated February 10th, 2011 at 08:04 PM by jaadams1
Arms are a little sore from my pushup set I did yesterday - totaling 150 of them in sets of 10.
Mini-Hill: I took about 15-20 sec. rest after each, hold 80-90% effort
150 Free (1:41)
200 Free (2:13)
150 Free (1:40)
300 Free Pull
With group of 5 people:
16 x 100
#1-4 Kick w/ fins @ 2:00 (did SDK 50 on front/50 on back)
#5-8 Free Pull @ 1:40
#9-12 IM @ 1:45 (this was just like a wave pool)
#13-16 Free @ 1:30 (1:07, 1:05, 1:05, 1:02)
Got this workout from Tom Patterson's practice the night before...I did some modifications to it so it wasn't all fly, but it was still a killer.
200 Free, 100 Kick, 200 Pull
(No breaks till the end, just swim right thru on interval)
8 x 50 @ 1:15 (2 each stroke) FAST
1 x 400 IM @ 6:00 FAST (I went 5:02)
4 x 100 Free EZ @ 1:30
6 x 50 Free @ 1:00 FAST
1 x 300 Free @ 4:30 FAST (I did pull, went 3:25)
3 x 100 Free EZ @ 1:30
4 x 50 Fly @ 1:15 FAST
1 x 200 FLY @ 3:00 FAST (Wow!! Talk about bringing the pain!!! - 2:28 was all I had)
2 x 100 Free EZ @ 1:30
2 x 50 Free @ 1:00 FAST
1 x 100 Free @ 1:30 FAST (1:01)
1 x 100 Free EZ
Finally got to take a break...doing this solo was tough.
8 x 75 Kick w/ fins @ 1:20
-odds 50 w/ board, 25 SDK 1 breath @ middle
-evens 25 SDK 1 breath/50 w/ board
4 x 25 FAST Swim w/ fins @ :45 (2 Fly, 1 Free, 1 Back)
This was a tough day...gonna start bringing it down again. Got the Animal Meet on Sunday afternoon in Oregon.
400 IM, 200 Fly, 1000 Free
I took today as a nice recovery day from the meet on Saturday. Like Kirk Nelson was saying in his blog...I was feeling like BLAH today in the water. It was good to just get in some easy middle distance stuff to stretch out. I'll hit it hard again tomorrow.
50 Free all with 15 sec. rest
150 IM no free
100 IM no breast/free
50 IM no back/breast/free all with :15 rest
With group of 3 people:
5 x 200 @ 3:00
#1-3: 50 free/25 back/50 free/25 back/50 free
#4-5: 50 free/25 breast/50 free/25 breast/50 free I did flipturns in & out of the breast too
10 x 50 Kick w/ fins fast @ 1:00
5 x 100 @ 1:30 (I had to do one tougher set today)
1. 100 Free
2. 25 Fly, 75 Free
3. 25 Fly, 25 Free, 25 Fly, 25 Free
4. 25 Fly, 25 Free, 50 Fly
5. 100 Fly
I just registered for a couple more... 'tis the season!
Sun, Feb. 13th: Animal Meet in Canby, OR:
400 IM, 200 Fly, 1000 Free
Sun, Feb. 20th: Lake Washington Meet in Kirkland, WA:
200 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 500 Free
Sat, Mar. 5th: SCM Meet @ Kroc Center in Cour D' Alene, ID:
400 IM, 200 Free, 200 Back, 200 Fly, 400 Free
Sat./Sun. Mar. 26-27: Inland NW SCY Champs in Moscow, ID:
Sat. 400 IM, 200 Back, 100 Breast; Sun. 50 Breast, 200 Breast, 1000 Free
Sat./Sun. Apr 9-10: PNA SCY/NW Zone SCY Champs:
TBA...I may go over and back on one day depending on event selection, I hate to miss a good race.
Sat./Sun. Apr 30/May 1: USMS SCY Nats:
Sat. 200 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Free; Sun. 500 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM
Sun, May 15: SCM Meet in Hood River, OR:
Summer 2011: 2 LCM meets here in Wenatchee swimming with the age groupers
Gotta register USA-S for these, but the pool is only 2 miles away...
Updated February 17th, 2011 at 10:01 PM by jaadams1
Had a good couple of swims today. Here they are:
Oh yeah, I wore the Yingfa brand jammer that I just got in the mail last week, and loved it. Got a size L, and it was pretty good on size. I usually wear a size 30 for other suits.
1650: splits by 100
100 - 58.4
200 - 1:04.2
300 - 1:05.2
400 - 1:06.0
500 - 1:06.5 (5:20.6)
600 - 1:06.5
700 - 1:07.2
800 - 1:07.4
900 - 1:06.8
1000 - 1:07.6 (5:35.8) (10:56.4)
1100 - 1:06.9
1200 - 1:07.3
1300 - 1:08.0 ugh feeling it here...ready to get out...
1400 - 1:07.1
1500 - 1:06.4 (5:37.2)
1600 - 1:04.7
1650 - 30.3
Total Time: 18:07.57
I beat my age group LMSC record by 6 seconds!!! So much better than missing it by 3 tenths... I'd been looking at that time for the past 2 years but never thought I would actually have an attempt to beat it.
Beforehand I told my split taker (who was a former teammate of mine in agegroup) that I wanted to hit 5:20, 5:35, 5:35 by 500s and come home fast... I pretty much nailed that.
My triceps, lats, and pecs were just killing my about 5 minutes afterward, and never really got the feeling loosened up throughout the remainder of the meet/cooldowns, but I had an amazing swim! I also came about 2 minutes, 15 secs. from my lifetime college best time! WOOHOO!!!!!
26.1 / 29.4 / 30.1 / 30.1 = 1:56.16
12.2 / 16.0 / 18.1 / 13.9 = 1:00.41 <-- A masters best! I actually won the event due to my breaststroke if you can believe that!
50 Free leadoff mixed 200 free relay:
24.96 I was getting pretty pooped by this point.
12.7 / 15.1 / 15.2 / 15.8 = 59.22
Same thing here...at least I broke a minute
12.8 / 16.1 = 28.9
18.7 / 18.5 = 37.2
19.5 / 20.8 = 40.1
18.3 / 16.0 = 34.3 <--only sped this up the last 25 so I wouldn't get beat
The 200 IM was just a nice easy cooldown swim for me. I was originally entered with a 2:10, and the next fastest seeded time that showed up was a 2:23. I just swam it easy to stretch out, but I didn't let the 2nd place guy beat me at the end
*** On a side note... I was just asked by our current Top Ten recorder person if I would be interested in the job since she's been doing it for so long. I said what the heck...ok. As of March I guess the job is mine. I'll find out how much work will be involved soon.
Updated February 6th, 2011 at 01:41 AM by jaadams1
I'm a GTD 50 miler now!!! (50.09) Yippieeeee!!!
I accept cash or check only, message me for my mailing address please.
Final swim before the meet tomorrow. Took it pretty easy, quick meet warmup, a couple broken swims, some more splashing around, hit the showers and off to work!
100 Kick on back
200 IM Drill
100 Kick on back
200 IM Broken :10 @ each 50 (by my calculations I was around 2:13 or so)
100 Fly Broken :10 @ each 25 (around :56)
100 IM Broken :10 @ each 25 (around :59)
Swam back and forth with the group doing various stuff, but mostly a lot of talking...
About 800 or so
Ready to go fast tomorrow! On the road at 4:30am, hopefully the passes are okay. See you tomorrow That Guy and Knelson!
Cutting back on the yardage a little today in preparation for my meet on Saturday. One and only chance at the 1650 for the season...
Swam this with my buddy Casey who was a distance swimmer with me growing up, but now trains primarily for triathalons...
500 Pull (100 Free/100 Back/etc.)
3 x 100 @ 1:20
4 x 75 @ 1:00
5 x 50 @ :45
6 x 25 @ :20
1 x 100 @ 1:15
2 x 75 @ :55
3 x 50 @ :40
4 x 25 @ :20
50 Fly fast :10 rest
100 Free :20 rest
50 back fast :10 rest
100 Free :20 rest
50 Breast fast :10 rest
100 Free :20 rest
50 Free fast
100 Kick EZ & out
I tapering down only in terms of total yardage done...my intensity is still going to remain up there... I'm ready to swim FAST!!!