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  1. Sat. Dec. 1, 2012 USAS Meet Results - E. Wenatchee

    by , December 1st, 2012 at 08:59 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Got to the pool early for the team warmup:

    600 Free
    2 x 200 "IM" (Stroke down/Free back)
    6 x 50 Alt. EZ/Fast CHoice of stroke @ 1:00
    2 x Dive 25s

    Then I left for a while (from 8:15-11:00), since they had the younger kids warmup times, plus I wasn't in the first event of the meet. It is a non-split meet, so there is lots of waiting time as well.

    100 Breast - 1:08.90 was 1st place
    Decent race, I ended up "kicking air" a couple of times on my first strokes after the pullout, but still managed to have a good swim.

    200 IM - 2:13.23 was 3rd place
    While this race was on par with my other recent 200 IM swims in meets, my backstroke just suffered badly. I was running down some people in the breaststroke, which is strange, but I'll take it.

    200 Medley Relay (co-ed mix) - did Breast - went 30.3
    our original backstroker got sick, so we had to sub in another girl. That's too bad, cause she's one of the fastest girls in the state, and would've got us a nice lead against the boys team from Moses Lake. I ended up with about a 3-4 second deficit when I dove in for my FIRST EVER breaststroke leg of a medley relay. I've done the other 3 strokes, just never been needed to do breast. It was fun.

    200 Back - 2:20.blah-blah was 3rd
    This one felt horrible, I was tired, it was a tough race for me today, like usual.

    200 Fly - 2:11.xx - was 1st place
    This was decent, considering how tired I was at the start. I had two boys on either side of me about 4-5 seconds back, and I keep peeking at them on the turns. Kept my 2-up, 1 down breathing pattern going, and that's actually what kept me from feeling pain.

    500 Free - 5:17.98 - was 1st place
    This came close to an even split race. It happened exactly 15 minutes after the 200 Fly, we had a 15 min. break, then I was in the 1st heat of the fast-slow seedings. I beat my previous season time from Bainbridge by 2 seconds or so, so that was good as well. It's also about 6 seconds from my masters best time.

    My placings are so high in this meet because most of the fast kids in the area are either at the Husky Invite meet in Federal Way, or at the other LMSC meet on the eastern side of the LMSC. We've just got the "western" teams here this weekend.
    I've got the other half of events to do tomorrow, it's gonna be tough, 2 day meets are always like that for me...these kids can recover like nothing, but us need a little something more to bring us back. -->
  2. Fri, Nov. 30, 2012 7:00-8:30pm Meet Prep

    by , December 1st, 2012 at 12:53 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I got my spot all reserved at the pool (got my chair set down at least), and that's the most important thing. It's gonna be crazy as hell at the pool this weekend, and every chance I can get, I'm gonna vacate the place for my house.

    In other good news, my 15 year old teammate Jared swam a couple events today at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, WA today, one of which was the 500 Free. He went a new PB of 4:52.77, dropping almost 10 seconds. Out in a 54mid, held 29mids the rest of the way. Awesome. Now I just need to follow suit.



    1000 Free warmup, stretch it out
    1000 Kick w/ fins and board (I did about 500 or so with board only, NO FINS, really really easy)
    1000 Pull - did 500 Free, then switched to 75 Free/25 Front SCull the rest of the 2nd 500

    The set:
    12 x 50 IMOrder (3 of each) @ 1:15
    -- Drill, then Build, then Sprint by 50s
    felt really good here, went fast!

    4 x Dive 25s from the blocks that were just set up. Kids got to practice their shallow water dives into the 4'3" of water.

    12 x 25 turns 25s from the middle of the pool, 6 @ each end.

    outta there!

    ~3400 Yards (maybe)

    I took a look at the heat sheet on the wall at the pool. Not a lot of fast folks, but I'll have a good run for my money with 3 or 4 boys from the Moses Lake team. I'm the top seeds in the 100 & 200 Breast, & 200 Fly, with 2nd-4th in my other events, aside from the stupid 50 Free which I'm 6th.
    It will be a fun meet, and I'm ready to race.