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Ande's Swimming Blog

Ande's Swimming Blog blogged by Ande Rasmussen who swims with Longhorn Aquatics Masters in Austin, Texas.
started March 2005 on the USMS Discussion Forums at:
http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4298 & kept blogging there till September 2008.


Ande was coached by

Paul Bergen on Longhorn Aquatics from 1979 to 1982

Eddie Reese on the University of Texas Mens Team from 1981 to 1986

Ande is currently coached by Whitney Hedgepeth on Longhorn Aquatics Masters
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  1. Not so Fast Fri Nov 30, 2012

    by , November 30th, 2012 at 02:57 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fri Nov 30, 2012

    SCM meet is tomorrow
    Entered:

    Sat
    06 400 Individual Medley
    10 50 Backstroke
    12 100 Butterfly
    18 50 Freestyle
    22 100 Individual Medley

    Sun
    34 400 Freestyle
    38 50 Breaststroke
    200 Individual Medley
    46 50 Butterfly
    56 800 Freestyle

    plan to do a few relays
    probably drop the 4 free
    My wife has had a bad cold &
    I hope I don't catch it. No symptoms yet



    Swam: yesterday, just took it easy


    Whitney coached
    5:00 - 6:30 dove around 5:20
    SCY UT Swim Center
    north end main pool, blocks
    Swam with Mike, Todd & Chris
    beside Gull, Keith, David, & ??


    Warm up
    150

    Main Set

    Assigned:
    4 rounds of
    50 fast
    50 easy
    100 fast
    400 easy

    Did:
    25 or 50 easy speed on the 50's
    50 easy
    25 easy speed on 100's
    half or less of the 400 easy


    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  2. Wed Nov 28

    by , November 28th, 2012 at 07:18 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Nov 28

    Hello from the JW Marriot Resort in San Antonio, tx. I'm at a work conference recognition club event. They have a spa & a couple weight rooms
    So i swam today and yesterday. Nothing structured, just tapering, taking it easy and keeping the feel. This will be my last SCM meet int the 45 - 49 age group. I plan to shave Friday & race Saturday & Sunday. This is the meet where all our SCM times got thrown out last yr cause the pool was a 1/4 too short

    Think my 2011 times were:
    50 BK 27.7
    1 BK 1:00.??
    1 IM 1:01.3
    2 IM 2:14
    4 IM 4:51
    50 FR 25.3

    2010 47 jammer
    50 Free 25.41
    50 Back 27.70
    100 Back 1:02.27
    50 Breast 32.08
    50 Fly 26.79
    100 Fly 1:01.99
    100 IM 1:03.51
    200 IM 2:14.49
    400 IM 4:54.10

    2009 46
    blue 70 Nero comp
    50 Free 24.82
    100 Free 54.67
    50 Back 27.46
    100 Back 59.20
    50 Breast 31.50
    50 Fly 26.36
    100 FL 58.03
    100 IM 1:00.14
    200 IM 2:11.28


    2008 45
    blue 70 Nero comp
    50 Fr 24.18
    100 Free 54.57
    50 BK 27.20
    100 BK 58.89
    50 Breast 31.49
    50 Fly 25.99
    100 IM 1:00.32
    200 IM 2:14.16

    Updated November 28th, 2012 at 07:40 PM by ande

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  3. Mon Nov 26, 2012

    by , November 26th, 2012 at 11:58 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Nov 26, 2012

    4 days till SCM meet
    Entered: 1, 2, & 4 IM, 50 bk fr br & FL, 1fl, 4 & 8 fr, plan to do a few relays and probably drop the 4 free

    Swam: Thu, Fri, & Sat but not sun
    feeling good, took it easy, did several sprints

    Lifted: Wed


    Slept in a little today

    Whitney coached
    5:00 - 6:30 dove around 6:00
    SCY UT Swim Center
    north end main pool
    Swam with Mike, Tyler, Ned, & Korey
    beside Larry, Gull, Sloan, Keith, David, & ??
    Keith pulled a 600 in 6:16

    Warm up
    missed it

    Main Set

    warmed up
    did a few 25's easy speed
    swim and kick

    Might drop by noon for a little more


    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  4. Wed Nov 21, 2012

    by , November 21st, 2012 at 01:26 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Nov 21, 2012

    10 days till SCM meet

    Wedge starting blocks are installed on the north end in the UT Swim Center, not yet on the south.

    Mon: Lifted didn't blog, plan to lift again today
    Tue: Swam didn't blog, took it easy, did some sprints


    Whitney coached
    6:00 - 7:30 dove around 6:10
    SCY UT Swim Center diving well & main pool, both bulkheads are down and pool set up with 2 25 yard racing courses
    Swam with Mike, Jeff, Jim & Tyler
    beside Larry, Gull, Sloan, Keith, Chris, David, Dick


    Warm up
    went around 400

    Main Set

    assigned
    100 fast on 2:00 100 easy
    2 x 1 fast on 2:00 100 easy
    3 then 1 easy, 4 then 1 easy, 5 then 1 easy

    Did:
    25's & 50's on the fast
    mostly 25's

    then they did it again with 50's instead of 100's


    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  5. Mon Nov 21, 2012

    by , November 19th, 2012 at 03:56 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Nov 21, 2012

    12 days till SCM meet

    Wedge starting blocks just arrived at the UT Swim Center, they are not installed yet and require new holes drilled in the deck

    Swam & Lifted on Sat didn't blog
    Didn't swim Sun
    Plan to lift today or tomorrow

    Made a last minute trip to SA yesterday to see a friend and went to bed late. Decided to sleep in some fro practice.

    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center diving well
    5:00 - 6:30 dove around 5:55
    Swam with Todd
    beside Larry, Gull, Sloan, & Keith,


    Warm up
    Missed it

    Main Set

    assigned 20 x 200
    4 on 2:40
    1:00 rest
    1 strong

    did: I'm tapering and dove in on #14
    so I swam easy and stayed out of the way on 14 & 15 then picked up the pace a bit but stuck with easy speed 150's

    Showed up again for Noon practice
    warmed up with Jim & Dale
    then swam and kicked easy
    did a few easy speed 25's


    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  6. FAST Fri Nov 16th, 2012

    by , November 16th, 2012 at 01:08 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST Fri Nov 16th, 2012

    15 days till my SCM meet

    sent in my entry on Tue

    Swam on Tue & Wed didn't blog
    Lifted Wed and plan to lift today or tomorrow

    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool north end with blocks
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in on time
    Swam with ned, David, Keith, Jeff & Tyler
    Beside Chris, Chris, Mike, & Todd
    Jim, Gull, Larry & Sloan

    Warm up
    went 1000 doing easy 50's on 45

    Main Set

    assigned 2 rounds of
    4 x 50 Best ave on 1:00
    300 easy
    5 x 100 best ave on 2:00
    300 easy

    did
    50's easy speed on Pt1 R1
    (3 x 50 on all 300 easy's)
    25 fast 25 easy on the 1st round of 100's
    Pt 2
    25 fast 25 easy on the 50's
    & 25 fast 25 easy on 100's
    raced mike on 2, he's looking fast


    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  7. Tue Nov 13th, 2012

    by , November 13th, 2012 at 05:32 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Nov 13th, 2012

    18 days till SCM meet


    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center Diving well
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in 6:33ish
    Swam with Mike, Jim & Paul
    Beside Chris, ned,

    Warm up
    did around 800

    Main Set

    assigned 4 rounds of
    4 x 25 on 25
    3 x 50 on 50
    2 x 75 on 1:15
    1:00 rest
    100 fast
    1:00 rest
    500 desc
    did:
    all rounds but cut a few yards
    like 400's instead of 500's

    at the end of practice with 20 min left
    several rounds of
    2 x 25 easy swim
    25 easy kick
    25 fast flutter kick
    held 14's & 15's



    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  8. Mon Nov 12th, 2012

    by , November 12th, 2012 at 11:34 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Nov 12th, 2012

    19 days till SCM meet


    Swam: Tue Nov 6th &
    Sun Nov 11 didn't blog
    Lifted: yesterday
    Wed - Sat: Didn't swimor lift was in NYC, hoped to swim on Wed but at midnight we found out our flight was cancelled and changed our flight to NYC from 9:55 am to 5:45 am and wasn't able to make practice. We needed to arrive before the North Easter hit, we made it and saw snow, walked a lot, ate too much and gained weight. We saw the opening show of the Rockettes at Radio City and "the Performers" on Friday night, very funny, raunchy

    Plan to lift tue

    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center Diving well
    5:00 - 6:30, dove in 5:10
    Swam with Mike, Dick & Jeff
    Beside Todd & Tyler,
    Gull Sharon, Sloan,

    Warm up
    did around 300

    Main Set

    4 x 150 on 1:45
    made em

    100 easy

    4 x 100 on 1:10

    100 easy

    4 x 50 on :35

    100 easy

    assigned 800
    did 8 x (25 easy, 50 rest, 25 fast)

    assigned: 4 x 150
    did: 150 then switched to 50, 50 skip, 50 easy

    100 easy

    4 x 100 on 1:10

    100 easy

    4 x 50 on 35

    100 easy

    assigned 800
    did 8 x (25 easy, 50 skip, 25 fast)
    did some swim, some kick: SDK & flutter kick with a board.

    weighed 218 after practice

    400 k fly arms at side on belly

    assigned 8 x 200
    2 on 2:30
    2 on 2:25
    2 on 2:20
    2 on 2:15
    did skipped 50's here and there



    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  9. Mon Nov 5th, 2012

    by , November 5th, 2012 at 11:58 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Nov 5th, 2012

    25 days till SCM meet
    added info about the meet & the 2013 South Central Zones meet at UT Austin TX in April

    Trained: Sat didn't blog
    Plan to lift today

    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center Diving well
    5:00 - 6:30, dove in 5:10
    Swam with Mike, David, & Jeff
    Beside Todd Korey & Tyler,
    Larry & Gull

    Warm up
    assigned 1000
    did 300 ish

    Main Set

    16 x 100
    4 on 1:20 right into
    4 on 1:15 right into
    4 on 1:10 (30 sec break)
    4 on 1:05 (didn't make em)

    400 k fly arms at side on belly

    assigned 8 x 200
    2 on 2:30
    2 on 2:25
    2 on 2:20
    2 on 2:15
    did skipped 50's here and there



    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd
    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX

    Updated November 5th, 2012 at 12:13 PM by ande

    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  10. Fast Fri Nov 2nd, 2012

    by , November 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fast Fri Nov 2nd, 2012

    28 days till SCM meet

    Trained: Thu didn't blog
    Main set was
    8 rounds of (4 x (100 or 75) on 1:05, 100 easy)
    1) attempted 4x100 on 1:05 but didn't make it
    moved over a lane which was doing
    2x (100 on 1:05, 75 on 1:05)
    plus we did a couple rounds of: 2 x 1 on 1:05, 75 on 1:05, 100 on 1:05

    Lifted Thu


    Whitney coached
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, north end,
    Pool set up: one bulkhead on north end
    6:00 - 7:30, dove in 6:33
    Swam with Todd & Mike
    Beside Tyler, David, & Ned, Larry & Gull

    Warm up
    assigned 1000

    Main Set

    6 rounds of
    4 x 100 on 2:00 desc
    1) 70% 2) 80% 3) 90% 4) 100%
    5) easy on 3:00
    R1 fr went 58
    R2 K went 64
    R3 Fr went 57
    R4 K went 62
    R5 Fr went 54
    R6 IM went 62

    100 BR fast
    went 68

    50 easy

    Next Meets:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd

    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL


    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7 (Tentative)
    UT Austin, TX

    Updated November 2nd, 2012 at 09:46 PM by ande

    Categories
    Swim Workouts