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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. FAST FRIDAY June 28th 2013 LCM

    by , June 28th, 2013 at 10:51 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRIDAY June 28th 2013 LCM

    I've been fighting a cold for the last few days
    I swam Tue, Wed, & Thu but modified the workouts, I felt pretty wiped out Wed & Thu afternoons and mostly slept after I got home

    Whintey Coached LCM
    6:00 - 7:30
    Swam with Jim Christie, & ??
    beside Chris, Eric, Todd, Ned, Alley, . . .

    Warm up
    20 x 50 on 1:00

    Main Set
    3 rounds of
    4 x 100 on 2:00 desc
    1:00 extra rest
    100 fast from a dive (in 2 heasts)
    400 on 10:00

    R1 went 1:02 on my fast fr

    R2 went 1:00

    R3 did 50's instead of 100's went 32, 31, 30, & 29 from a push
    went 25 50 from a dive

    did 400 easy after each round


    Next Meets:

    just found out about a meet on
    Sat July 6th in
    Rockwall TX
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?MeetID=20130706RAML

    leaning towards dropping this from my summer schedule
    Fri Jul 19 - Sun 21, 2013 LCM
    2013 USMS South Central Zone LCM Championships
    Jenks, OK 74037

    seriously considering Nationals
    2013 Marriott Summer National Championship
    Mission Viejo, Calif.
    Wed Aug 7 - Sun 11, 2013
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  2. Mon Jun 24th, 2013 LCM

    by , June 25th, 2013 at 12:44 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Jun 24th, 2013 LCM

    Swam Sat SCY but not Sun
    Lifted Sun

    Whintey Coached LCM
    6:00 - 7:30 arrived around 30 min late
    Swam with Chris, Eric, Jim & Tyler



    Warm up
    missed it

    Main Set
    4 x 800 followed by 4 x 50 on 1:00
    1) 200 strong 600 mod dove in mid way and did 400
    2) 400 strong 400 mod went 5:03
    3) 600 strong 200 mod don't remember
    4) 800 strong get time went under 10:00


    Next Meets:

    Fri Jul 19 - Sun 21, 2013 LCM
    2013 USMS South Central Zone LCM Championships
    Jenks, OK 74037

    I'm also considering Nationals
    2013 Marriott Summer National Championship
    Mission Viejo, Calif.
    Wed Aug 7 - Sun 11, 2013
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. FAST FRIDAY Jun 21st, 2013 LCM

    by , June 21st, 2013 at 10:59 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRIDAY Jun 21st, 2013 LCM

    Plan to lift today

    Whintey Coached
    6:00 - 7:30
    Swam with Chris, Todd, Jim, Ned, Chris, Dale, & Eric


    Warm up
    10 min swim
    4 x 50 on 1:00
    8 min swim
    4 x 50 on 1:00

    Main Set
    2 rounds of
    200 FAST / 200 easy 9:00
    100 FAST / 100 easy 5:00
    50 FAST / 50 easy
    400 easy
    R1 2 fr 2:16, 1 fr 1:02, 50 bk 31
    R2 2 FL/BK 2:32, 1 IM 1:08, 50 BK 30
    did the 400 easys as 8 x50 on 50
    then at the end of practice I did a few BK spin drill bursts
    BK spin drill is where you sit up and move your arms as fast as you can, you spin them, the goal is MAXIMUM hand speed not efficiency

    Next Meets:

    Fri Jul 19 - Sun 21, 2013 LCM
    2013 USMS South Central Zone LCM Championships
    Jenks, OK 74037

    I'm also considering Nationals
    2013 Marriott Summer National Championship
    Mission Viejo, Calif.
    Wed Aug 7 - Sun 11, 2013
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Thu Jun 20th, 2013, LCM

    by , June 20th, 2013 at 03:46 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Jun 20th, 2013, LCM

    Swam & Lifted Wed

    Whintey Coached
    6:00 - 7:30
    Swam with Larry & Gull Beside Chris, Paul & Ned


    Warm up scy
    went 500

    Main Set
    4 x 400 on 6:00
    100 easy
    4 x 300 on 4:30
    100 easy
    4 x 200 on 3:00
    100 easy
    4 x 100 on 1:30
    50 easy

    Next Meets:

    Fri Jul 19 - Sun 21, 2013 LCM
    2013 USMS South Central Zone LCM Championships
    Jenks, OK 74037

    I'm also considering Nationals
    2013 Marriott Summer National Championship
    Mission Viejo, Calif.
    Wed Aug 7 - Sun 11, 2013
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. Tue Jun 18th, 2013, SCY

    by , June 18th, 2013 at 04:23 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Jun 18th, 2013, SCY

    Swam Fri, Sat & Mon
    yesterday's main set LCM
    4 x 300 on 4:00
    3 x 300 on 3:55
    2 x 300 on 3:50
    300 on 3:45 went 3:37

    Lifted Thu & Sat

    Bess Coached
    noon to 1:15
    Swam Beside Chris & Dale


    Warm up scy
    went around 500

    Main Set
    assigned 8 x 50 FL odds drill evens fast
    just did 3 odds fast and skipped the rest

    100 IM fast went 1:01

    assigned 8 x 50 BK odds drill evens fast
    just did 3 odds fast and skipped the rest


    200 IM fast
    went 2:12 bad bk to BR turn

    then had to leave

    Next Meets:

    Jul 19 - 21, 2013 LCM
    2013 USMS South Central Zone LCM Championships
    Jenks, OK 74037
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  6. Thu Jun 13th, 2013, SCY

    by , June 13th, 2013 at 02:45 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Jun 13th, 2013, SCY

    did not swim yesterday, travelled back to Texas

    Whitney Coached
    noon to 1:15
    Swam with todd
    SCY dove in around 12:05
    Beside: Chris McKee, Kelly and Paul

    Warm up LCM
    went around 300

    Main Set

    (6 x 100 fr on 1:10) on 10:00

    6 x 100 fr best ave on 2:00
    went 59's - 61's

    100 easy

    (6 x 100 fr on 1:10) on 10:00 (skipped a 50)


    assigned: 6 x 100 fr best ave on 2:00
    did: 6 x 50 on 2:00

    100 easy


    Next Meets:

    Jul 19 - 21, 2013 LCM
    2013 USMS South Central Zone LCM Championships
    Jenks, OK 74037
    Categories
    Swim Workouts
  7. Pan Ams Mon Jun 10 & Tue Jun 11

    by , June 13th, 2013 at 12:43 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon June 10, 2013 PAN AMS

    Event 30 Men 50-54 50 LC Meter Backstroke

    ===========================
    WORLD: W 28.60 8/5/2011 STEVE WOOD, USA
    NATL: N 28.60 8/5/2011 STEVE WOOD
    Name Age Club Seed Finals
    ==========================
    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA-USA 29.50 29.54
    felt pretty good, It's hard to race BK outdoors
    when I pulled up on the start the wall felt a little slippery so I eased back and opted to do a start with less up & more out

    Tue June 11, 2013 PAN AMS

    Event 32 Men 50-54 200 LC Meter IM
    ==================================
    WORLD: W 2:18.05 7/25/2009 JAMIE FOWLER, USA
    NATL: N 2:18.05 7/25/2009 JAMIE FOWLER
    Name Age Club Seed Finals
    ==================================

    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA-USA 2:22.55 2:22.45
    30.72 1:09.45 (38.73) 1:49.87 (40.42) 2:22.45 (32.58)
    cruised the fly and back, both were too slow,
    worked the BR & free, really good BR split

    2 Francois, Jean-Marc 50 ECA-VEN 2:25.00 2:30.24
    31.60 1:10.77 (39.17) 1:54.98 (44.21) 2:30.24 (35.26)

    3 Vicioso, Danilo 50 DOM-DOM 2:30.00 2:31.13
    31.21 1:10.67 (39.46) 1:57.79 (47.12) 2:31.13 (33.34)
    Categories
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  8. Sat Jun 8th 2013 Pan Ams Day 2 for me

    by , June 8th, 2013 at 09:57 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sat Jun 8th 2013
    Pan Ams Day 2 for me

    50 Fly
    27.34
    1st
    Felt good, breathed twice,
    hit my touch

    http://www.usms.org/comp/panams13/realtime/
    Next are:
    Sun: Nothing
    Mon: 50 BK
    Tue: 200 IM
    Wed: Go home
  9. Thu Jun 6th, 2013 Pan Ams Day 1

    by , June 6th, 2013 at 05:55 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Jun 6th, 2013 Pan Ams Day 1
    Pan Pacs, Tropical storm Andrea wreaked havoc on the Sarasota & the meet. We were just in its bands. It was off shore heading north east. Land fall will be a few hundred miles north of here.

    They completed heat 5 of mens 4 IM in the morning
    Then had a lightning detection so they told everyone to leave the deck, then they let everyone back then had another lightning detection along with severe weather, high winds, high tide & a tornado warning so they postponed the meet till 1:00 for warm ups & 1:30 to begin.

    Event 4 Men 50-54 400 LC Meter IM
    ====================WORLD: W 4:53.69 8/2/2010 MARCUS MATTIOLI, BRA
    NATL: N 5:04.32 7/26/2009 JAMIE FOWLER
    ===================
    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 50
    TXLA-USA 5:08.19 5:07.51
    31.35
    1:08.18 (36.83)
    1:48.60 (40.42)
    2:28.45 (39.85)
    3:11.43 (42.98)
    3:56.33 (44.90)
    4:32.74 (36.41)
    5:07.51 (34.77)

    Man that race hurt.
    it was Very windy
    Less than ideal conditions
    Shallow pool at starting end
    I'm a bit heavy, gained weight during my Birthday
    Pretty good swim but I was hoping to go a little faster.

    My original plan was to skip the 50 FR, but I decided to do it.

    Event 6 Men 50-54 50 LC Meter Freestyle
    ===================================
    WORLD: W 24.08 6/27/2009 BRENT BARNES, JPN
    NATL: N 24.58 8/9/2009 AMBROSE GAINES
    Name Age Club Seed Finals
    ===================================
    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA-USA 26.07 26.29
    2 Beattie, John R 52 BLU-USA 25.71 26.74
    3 Switzer, Keith M 50 CASC-USA 26.35 26.76
    4 Stewart, Henry D 50 NCMS-USA 25.97 26.81
    5 Francois, Jean-Marc 50 ECA-VEN 26.00 27.00
    6 Saylor, Brian D 53 SYSM-USA 26.68 27.17
    That was an OK swim
    Especially after that 4 IM & not really training for sprints