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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. Sat Nov 9 & Sun Nov 10 MEET RESULTS SCM WOODLANDS TX

    by , November 11th, 2013 at 01:26 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sat Nov 9 & Sun Nov 10 MEET RESULTS SCM WOODLANDS TX

    Got a late start on Sat left my home around 9:15
    encountered some serious traffic on I-10 at Hwy 99
    all traffic force to 1 lane then off the highway on to the access road,
    It was backed up, meet didn't start till noon
    when I finally got to the pool, the 50 bk started I was in ht 5 and ht 2 was in the water
    I put on my racing suit and raced the 50 bk with no warm up
    had no time to get familiar with the starting blocks or the turn

    Sat, Nov 10

    2 50 back
    went 29.12
    was 27.7 last year
    first thing I noticed were the hand grips were really low
    had a terrible turn, flipped too soon and didn't get a good push off

    200 back entered it but skipped it, considered doing a split request

    50 fly
    27.0 pretty good
    entered no time because I had the 200 IM next and wanted to get as much rest as possible

    200 IM next
    think I was 2:19.3
    it was right after the 50 fl,
    need to race it fresh to pop my best time
    30.0
    37.5 way too slow
    40.0
    31.6

    didn't do any relays

    Sun Nov 11
    Warm up 8:00 AM; Meet Start 9:00 AM

    17 50 free
    went 25.38
    OK swim didn't have a good turn

    19 50 breast
    went 33.0
    felt like I was fighting myself and timing was way off

    hit a good stretch of rest during the
    200 free, 400 women/men medley relay, 200 mixed free relay, the Break & 200 breast

    100 IM
    went 1:01.68
    27.68 34.00
    did 10 SDKs on BK
    Br felt terrible and too rushed
    died pretty bad but I went for it

    30 800 free
    9:35.18
    33.05 35.13 68.18
    35.16 36.22 71.38 2:19.56
    36.04 36.42 72.46 3:32.02
    36.72 36.74 73.46 4:45.48 2:25.92
    37.13 36.95 74.08 5:59.56
    36.84 36.62 73.46 7:13.02 2:27.54
    37.05 36.24 73.29 8:26.31
    36.54 32.30 68.87 9:35.18 2:22.16 4:49.70

    haven't done much dist work
    cruised it the sprinted the last 50


    Next Meets:
    Might do another one in late Nov / early Dec, haven't decided yet.

    might enter the 2013 SPMA SCM Champs
    the pool is at 5600 Harbor Street Commerce, CA 90040 the pics of the facilities look pretty nice

    Updated November 13th, 2013 at 12:32 PM by ande

    Categories
    Masters Swim Meets / Events
  2. Fast Fri Nov 8th 2013

    by , November 8th, 2013 at 11:29 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fast Fri Nov 8th 2013 SCY

    Woodlands SCM meet starts tomorrow at noon
    entered 50's, a few 100's, 200 IM, & the 800 free,
    I need to leave by noon on Sunday to attend a 1:00 event in Houston, so darn I probably won't get to swim the 800 FR
    Hope I get to go

    swam Wed & Thu
    think I lifted on Mon & maybe Tue but not
    Wed or Thu

    My poison ivy is subsiding

    SCY, age group meet at UT this weekend, pool is set up with 2 8 lane SCY courses with blocks
    Whitney Coached
    6:00 to 7:30 practice dove in around 6:47
    swam with Mike, Tyler, Chris, Todd & Jim Pullin (a new regular, he swam for UT 1999 - 2003 was a D man)
    Beside Marshall Ned & Nate

    Warm up
    assigned 8 x 150

    Main Set

    assigned: 5 x 100 FR best ave on 2:00, 1:00 rest, 100 fr fast from blocks in 2 heats of 2, 200 easy
    did 5 x 50 FR easy speed, 50 easy speed cruise from a dive

    assigned: 5 x 100 K best ave on 2:00, 1:00 rest, 100 K fast from blocks in 2 heats of 2, 200 easy
    did: 5 x 50 K easy speed, 100 SDK from a dive, went 58, that might be my best this season. (pretty sure I can go faster, just need to rest more before, and hold my breath and streamline longer, doing more SDKs
    Today I SDKed to the flags on 1st length, 10 kicks on 2nd length, 8 kicks on 3rd length & 10 kicks on 4th length

    assigned: 5 x 100 IM best ave on 2:20, 1:00 rest, 100 K fast from blocks in 2 heats of 2, 200 easy
    Did: 5 x 50 2 FL/BK, 2 BK/BR, 1 BR/Fr
    skipped the fast 100

    swam easy


    Next Meets:
    considering one, 2 or a few SCM meets in Nov & Dec

    Sat Nov 9 - 10, 2013
    WMST 2013 November Classic
    Shenandoah, TX 77385

    DAYS TILL


    Might do another one in late Nov / early Dec, haven't decided yet.

    might enter the 2013 SPMA SCM Champs
    the pool is at 5600 Harbor Street Commerce, CA 90040 the pics of the facilities look pretty nice

    Updated November 8th, 2013 at 11:41 AM by ande

    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  3. Tue Nov 5th, 2013 SCY

    by , November 5th, 2013 at 04:01 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Nov 5th, 2013 SCY

    Man I'm a terrible swim blogger
    Been Swimming 5 or 6x per week, lifting 3 or 4,

    got the woodlands SCM meet this weekend and

    might enter the 2013 SPMA SCM Champs
    the pool is at 5600 Harbor Street Commerce, CA 90040 the pics of the facilities look pretty nice

    recently had a bad case of poison ivy and the river behind my house flooded on Nov 1st, the bridge I drove over to get to 6:00 am practice went underwater a few hours after I crossed it, a few people tried to cross the bridge and got swept away


    Whitney Coached,
    6:30 to 8:00 dove in around 6:47
    swam with Mike
    Beside tyler, jim, chris, larry, gull & Nate

    Warm up
    skipped it


    Main Set

    10 x 25 on 20
    1:00 rest
    10 x 25 on 20
    1:00 rest
    10 x 25 on 20
    1:00 rest
    10 x 25 on 20
    1:00 rest

    assigned 16 x 50 bk
    did a fast 25 back on several

    assigned 8 x 75 br
    did a few 75's & 25's then got out

    Next Meets:
    considering one, 2 or a few SCM meets in Nov & Dec

    Sat Nov 9 - 10, 2013
    WMST 2013 November Classic
    Shenandoah, TX 77385

    DAYS TILL

    Might do another one in late Nov / early Dec, haven't decided yet.
    Categories
    Swim Workouts