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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
Come Train with us! Check the Schedule

  1. Thu Feb 28th, 2013 SCY

    by , February 28th, 2013 at 04:35 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Feb 28th, 2013 SCY

    The Big 12 Conf Championships are happening at the UT pool where I train
    Live Results

    Swam Tue & Wed
    Lifted: Tue

    Whitney Coached
    5:00 - 6:30 dove in around 5:30 (woke up late forgot to set alarm)
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, center course
    Swam with Larry, Gull & Jason
    Beside Korey, David, Kellie, & Pat


    Warm up
    missed it

    Main Set
    assigned 4 x (200 fr 10 sec rest 200 fr 1:00 rest) desc
    Dove in after they completed #2

    100 easy

    4 x (100 fr 10 sec rest 100 fr 30 rest)

    50 easy

    4 x (200 fr 10 sec rest 200 fr 1:00 rest)

    16 x 50
    1 - 4, 9 - 12 k on a tough interval I went on 40
    5 - 8, 13 - 16 easy low low DPS free

    300 with fast tumble turns


    Next Meet:
    Days Till SC Zones

    Meet Info

    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  2. Mon Feb 25th, 2013 SCY

    by , February 25th, 2013 at 01:10 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Feb 25th, 2013

    Swam & Lifted: Fri
    Didn't Swim: Sat or Sun


    Whitney Coached
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in around 6:45ish
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, center course
    Swam with Chris, Jim, Marcio, Ned, David, & Keith
    Beside Larry, Gull, Tyler, ...
    Crowded, we only had 6 lanes, pool has championship set up. Both bulkheads down, plus an additional platform in the pool behind the starting end, so the pool has 5 fewer lanes then when the bulkheads are up & the platforms are out.
    the 2013 womens and mens Big 12 Championships are this week at UT starting Wed Feb 27th

    Warm up
    missed it

    Main Set

    16 x 25 on 30
    1) no breath 2) 2 strokes fast 3) 500 pace, 4) easy

    400

    16 x 50 on 50
    1) 3 breaths, 2) 2 strokes fast, 3) 200 pace, 4) easy

    400

    40 x 25 on 30
    1 - 8 no breath
    9 - 16 kick
    17 - 24 200 pace
    25 - 32 kick
    33 - 40 100 pace

    5 x 100 on 20 sec rest done 25 1 breath, 25 2 breaths, 3rd 25 3 breaths, 4th 25 4 breaths

    then I kicked around 200
    50 easy




    Next Meet:
    Days Till SC Zones

    Meet Info

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

    Updated February 25th, 2013 at 01:15 PM by ande

    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  3. Thu Feb 21st, 2013 SCY

    by , February 21st, 2013 at 01:29 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Feb 21st, 2013 SCY

    Days Till SC Zones

    Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championship- April 5-7, 2013

    Meet Info


    Whitney Coached
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in around 6:04ish
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, center course
    Swam with Chris, Jim, Kellie, & Marcio
    Beside Todd, Tyler, Pat, Larry & Gull

    Warm up
    900

    Main Set

    5 x 200 on on 2:15 make it
    went 3rd behind Chris & Jim
    made it

    200 easy

    5 x 150 on 1;45 make it
    made it

    200 easy

    5 x 100 on 1:05 make it
    flipped into my 4th & 5th but made it

    200 easy

    5 x 50 on 32.5 make it
    made em

    6 x 150
    done 25 fast from a dive
    100 easy
    25 fast from a push

    then I kicked a little

    Next Meet:

    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Days Till
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  4. Wed Feb 20th, 2013 SCY

    by , February 20th, 2013 at 11:03 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Feb 14th, 2013 SCY

    Days Till SC Zones

    Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championship- April 5-7, 2013

    Meet Info

    Swam: Fri, Sat, Mon & Tue but not Sun
    Lifted: Sat & Tue

    Whitney Coached
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in around 6:03ish
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, center course
    Swam with Chris, Mike, Ned, Kellie, & Marcio Colin, Larry & Gull

    Warm up
    assigned 1200, did around 800

    Main Set

    50 Drop out set Kick
    Start at :60
    Interval Drops 1 sec after each repeat
    I kicked with a board till around 45 then switched to no board, went down to 38

    600 done 100 fr mod 50 stroke fast

    50 Drop out set done 25 no free (bk) 25 fr
    Start at :60
    Interval Drops 1 sec after each repeat
    went down to 32, & heard her say go so I should have done one more

    100 easy fr

    200 k easy

    Next Meet:

    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Days Till
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  5. Thu Feb 14th, 2013 scy

    by , February 14th, 2013 at 11:51 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Feb 14th, 2013 scy

    Days Till SC Zones

    Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championship- April 5-7, 2013

    Meet Info

    Dang! it's been too long since I blogged a practice, I've been training 6 days a week, did several doubles, like this Mon & Tue, plus I started lifting weights.
    My last lift was Tuesday, Feb 12th.

    Lately I've been weighing under 210

    Whitney Coached
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in around 6:35
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, south side
    Swam with Todd, David, & Paul
    Beside Chris Colin, Larry & Gull

    Warm up
    assigned 1200, did

    Main Set

    12 x 100 on 1:10
    did all but one where I skipped a 50, had arm cramps which I usually work through during warm up,

    400

    8 x 100 on 1:08
    made em


    400

    4 x 100 on 1:05
    didn't make em

    400

    assigned: 5 x 100 fr with fins odds 1:10 evens 1:00
    did: 50 kick, 100 swim, 50 kick,

    I'm feeling kinda tired and fried, soon I shift to speed and strength

    Next Meet:

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

    Updated February 14th, 2013 at 12:42 PM by ande

    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  6. Fast Fri Feb 1st, 2013 scy

    by , February 1st, 2013 at 04:39 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fast Fri Feb 1st, 2013 scy

    Days Till SC Zones

    went to Lady Gaga last night in Houston, it's 170 miles from my house
    we got home at 2 am then I woke up at 5:40 am to go to fast friday

    Whitney Coached
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in around 6:32
    SCY UT Swim Center main pool, north end
    Swam with Mike David, & Pat
    Beside Tyler Todd, Keith, Chris

    Warm up
    swim till 6:18
    dove in 1st which rarely happens

    Main Set

    10 x 50 on 1:00
    odds fast evens easy right into

    5 x 100 on 2:00
    2 fast 1 easy 2 fast right into

    10 x 50 on 1:00
    odds fast evens easy right into

    5 x 100 on 2:00
    2 fast 1 easy 2 fast right into

    10 x 50 on 1:00
    odds fast evens easy right into

    rested several minutes
    100 K no board from a dive
    went 1:02

    did flutter kicking with a board
    10 x 25
    odds easy evens fast



    Next Meet:

    2013 South Central SCY Zone Championships
    Fri Apr 5 - Sun Apr 7
    UT Austin, TX
    Days Till
    Categories
    Swim Workouts