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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 Fri Aug 23rd 2013 LCM

    by , August 23rd, 2013 at 11:49 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST Fri Aug 23rd 2013 LCM

    Whitney Coached LCM
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in around 6:15
    swam with Ed
    Beside Larry, Gull, Taylor Alley, Tyler, & Dakota

    Lifted Thu

    Warm up
    assigned 1000 did 200


    Main Set

    3 x 100 desc on 2:00 (skipped #3)
    100 FR fast from a dive went 1:02
    100 easy

    3 x 200 desc on 4:00 (did 100 on #3)
    200 IM fast from a dive went 2:30
    200 easy

    assigned: 3 x 400 desc on 8:00
    did: 1) 8 x (15 fast 15 easy) 2) 4 x 25 fast 25 easy 3) 400 smooth went 5:18
    400 FR strong from a dive went 4:48
    400 easy
    (also threw in a few 15 & 25 sprints)


    Next Meets:

    Not sure yet, talked to David Guthrie yesterday,
    considering one 2 or a few SCM meets in Nov & Dec
    Might do Rowdy Gaines Classic
    Fri Oct 11 - Sun Oct 13
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  2. Thu Aug 22nd 2013 LCM

    by , August 22nd, 2013 at 03:52 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Aug 22nd 2013 LCM

    Whitney Coached LCM
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in around 6:05
    swam with Larry, Gull, & Taylor
    beside Chris Marcio, Alley, Tyler, & Dakota

    Swam Sat, Mon, Tue & Wed
    Lifted Sat, Mon, & Tue

    Warm up
    assigned 1000 did around 600


    Main Set

    8 x 100 on 1:30
    200 FL K, Dr, Dr, Sw (did 15 meter sprints)
    1:00 rest


    6 x 100 on 1:25
    200 bk K, Dr, Dr, Sw (did 15 meter sprints)
    1:00 rest

    4 x 100 on 1:20
    200 br K, Dr, Dr, Sw (did 15 meter sprints)
    1:00 rest

    200 FR easy speed 2:24
    100 easy

    assigned 800
    did 16 x (15 fast, 15 easy) (fr, bk, FL & SDK)

    Next Meets:
    Not sure yet, talked to David Guthrie yesterday,
    considering one 2 or a few SCM meets in Nov & Dec
    Might do Rowdy Gaines Classic
    Fri Oct 11 - Sun Oct 13


    because I'm doing more of a speed program this fall
    I opted to do the 100's in Topday's main set on
    1:30 / 1:25 / 1:20 / 1:15 rather than
    1:25 / 1:20 / 1:15 / 1:10
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  3. FAST Fri Aug 16th 2013 SCY

    by , August 16th, 2013 at 01:32 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST Fri Aug 16th 2013 SCY

    Whitney Coached SCY
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in around 6:05
    swam with Julie Stupp ( new pro triathlete)
    beside Todd Chris Ned, Matt, David Alley, & Tyler

    Lifted yesterday
    Swam Wed & Thu but not Mon or Tue

    Warm up
    assigned 1600 did around 800


    Main Set
    4 rounds of
    25 FAST on :40
    50 fast on 1:20
    75 fast on 2:00
    100 fast on 2:00
    250 easy on 5:00
    1) FR
    2) choice
    3) K
    4) choice

    400 IM pretty strong
    went 4:46

    200 easy


    Next Meets:
    Not sure, one 2 or a few SCM meets in Nov & Dec
    Categories
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  4. Sun Aug 11 2013 Nats Day 4

    by , August 13th, 2013 at 01:29 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sun Aug 11 2013 Nats Day 4

    Event 39 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 Jennings, Bryan V 50 LVM 30.60 29.39
    2 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 29.54 29.81
    3 Golden, Larry 53 ARKM 34.80 31.78
    4 Penn, Michael J 52 RIDG 33.77 32.17

    So So swim, I felt tired & just didn't crank it, fewer lane line issues.
    went 29.5 earlier this year and 29.0 last year.

    I finally got home at 2:00 am and was beat,

    Didn't swim Monday but did a quick lift
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  5. Sat Aug 10 Nats Day 3

    by , August 13th, 2013 at 01:10 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sat Aug 10 Nats Day 3

    Event 23 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
    Name Age Club Seed Finals
    ================================================== ====

    1 Phelan, Darren D 50 STAN 4:58.98 4:57.93N
    30.00 1:04.48 (34.48)
    1:43.97 (39.49) 2:22.60 (38.63)
    3:05.74 (43.14) 3:49.38 (43.64)
    4:24.34 (34.96) 4:57.93 (33.59)

    2 Baker, Dennis G 52 OREG 4:57.22 5:02.51N
    31.14 1:05.57 (34.43)
    1:45.36 (39.79) 2:23.87 (38.51)
    3:09.25 (45.38) 3:54.80 (45.55)
    4:29.22 (34.42) 5:02.51 (33.29)

    3 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 5:07.51 5:11.97
    30.74
    1:07.94 (37.20)
    1:49.08 (41.14)
    2:29.16 (40.08)
    3:12.61 (43.45)
    3:58.24 (45.63)
    4:36.54 (38.30)
    5:11.97 (35.43)

    ouch that hurt!!!
    I took it out a little faster than I did at pan ams and my rockwall meet
    decided to work my DKs on FL & BK
    and didn't have as much left for BR & FR
    I was just hurting and didn't push the last part as much
    I didn't turn on my kick and just wanted to get it over
    I swam in the heat before Phelan and Baker
    I am done with the 400 IM for a long while


    400 IM was the 1st event of the day and next was the relay which was nearly the last
    so I went back to my hotel to rest

    Event 31 Men 200-239 200 LC Meter Freestyle Relay
    ================================================== ====
    WORLD: W 1:38.24 8/8/2006 COLORADO -USA
    J GROSELLE, T HEDRICK, S WOOD, R ABRAHAMS
    NATL: N 1:38.24 8/8/2006 COLORADO MASTERS
    J GROSELLE, T HEDRICK, S WOOD, R ABRAHAMS
    Club Seed Finals
    ================================================== ====

    1 ARKM 'A' 1:44.50 1:43.01
    1) Martin, Doug M60 2) Gooding, Jack M60
    3) Golden, Larry M53 4) Strauss, Noel M M41
    25.86
    53.06 (27.20)
    1:19.20 (26.14)
    1:43.01 (23.81)

    2 TXLA 'A' 1:48.00 1:43.97
    1) Guthrie, David M M53 2) Rasmussen, Anders M M50
    3) Sauer, Jim M56 4) Huggins, Dale R M41
    26.68
    51.48 (24.80)
    1:18.41 (26.93)
    1:43.97 (25.56)

    I'm super thrilled with my 24.80 split, I was thinking 24 anything would be really good and expected a 25 low to mid
    Arkansas had a ringer. Noel Strauss still holds the 13-14 boys National Record in the 100 FR that he did back in 1987. He only went 25.1 in his 100 FR so, 23.8 is much better.

    Later that night we had a nice team gathering near Dana Point.
  6. FRI Aug 9th, 2013 Nats Day 2

    by , August 9th, 2013 at 10:00 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fri Aug 9th 2013 Nats Day 2

    Today I had the 50 Fly
    I was 27.34 at Pan Ams

    I was in heat 14 lane 4
    John Beattie in lane 5 on my right
    Paul Smith in lane 3 on my left

    Had a good start
    Felt strong
    Took my first breath past half way
    Then took another right under the flags

    Event 17 Men 50-54 50 LC Meter Butterfly
    ================================================== ==========
    WORLD: W 25.88 8/16/2008 PAUL CARTER, USA
    NATL: N 25.88 8/16/2008 PAUL CARTER
    Name Age Club Seed Finals
    ================================================== ==========
    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 27.34 27.04

    2 Smith, Paul L 54 MMAC 28.50 27.33

    3 Beattie, John R 52 BLU 27.62 27.80
    4 Golden, Larry 53 ARKM 28.80 28.20
    5 Kelca, Brian E 53 LAPS 28.90 28.84
    6 Keating, Kevin 50 SRM 28.80 29.44

    I'll take it, I'm pleased with it
    Got the 4IM tomorrow & a 50 Fr on the relay
    Then 50 bk on Sunday
  7. Thu Aug 8, 2014 Nats Day 1

    by , August 9th, 2013 at 01:39 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Aug 8, 2014 Nats Day 1


    Event 5 Men 50-54 200 IM LC Meter

    1 Phelan, Darren D 50 STAN 2:21.87 2:19.45
    29.60
    1:05.80 (36.20)
    1:47.28 (41.48)
    2:19.45 (32.17)

    2 Baker, Dennis G 52 OREG 2:19.67 2:21.77
    30.01
    1:06.93 (36.92)
    1:49.73 (42.80)
    2:21.77 (32.04)

    3 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 2:22.45 2:22.41
    30.45
    1:08.83 (38.38)
    1:50.84 (42.01)
    2:22.41 (31.57)
    At pan Ams
    I split 40.4 on BR & 32.?? FR
    This time i was too conservative on
    Bk & BR,
    Didn't have a good bk to BR turn
    Nice FR split


    100 bk

    Event 7 Men 50-54 100 LC Meter Backstroke

    1 Jennings, Bryan V 50 LVM 1:04.65 1:03.92
    31.04
    1:03.92 (32.88)

    2 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 1:05.49
    1:04.58
    31.29
    1:04.58 (33.29)
    Ok splits
    I kept hitting the lane line
    Near the turn
    then around half way back
    Hard to swim outdoors
    The 2nd length seemed way longer &
    I started looking for the wall way too soon


    Event 11 Men 200-239 200 LC Meter Medley Relay
    WORLD: W 1:50.83 8/8/2006 COLORADO -USA
    S WOOD,
    J GROSELLE,
    T HEDRICK,
    R ABRAHAMS

    1 TXLA 'A' 1:55.00 1:53.37
    1) Rasmussen, Anders M M50
    2) Guthrie, David M M53
    3) Sauer, Jim M56
    4) Huggins, Dale R M41
    29.83
    59.67 (29.84)
    1:27.66 (27.99)
    1:53.37 (25.71)

    I'm happy that our relay won,
    I had a good start, SDK & breakout

    My split was OK, despite the fact that
    I hit the lane line with my right hand
    Several times, maybe 4, 5, or 6 in the 50
    A couple times my hand didn't even go in the water to take a pull (I didn't yank on it but boy was I tempted), then I Had a long-glide-kick-in touch which made it hard for David to judge, plus the touch pads aren't as wide as the lanes & think I touched between the pad & the wall, so the clock might not have stopped till my back hit it. This all stems from the issue of
    training indoors,
    racing this meet outdoors, & being very near sighted

    To swim straight & away from the rope, I need to sight my outdoor races differently. Think i need to Hold my head higher & fixate on a point behind my lane. Clear blue sky ain't got no lines

    I was 29.5 at pan Ams in June then did a sprint strength program from around July 10th to now & got much stronger, so I hoped & expected to better that 29.5 :05.50 1:59.43
  8. Thu Aug 8 2013 Nats Day 1

    by , August 8th, 2013 at 10:13 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
  9. Wed Aug 7th 2013 SCY Leave for NATS Today

    by , August 7th, 2013 at 10:36 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Aug 7th 2013 SCY
    Nats are 1 day away, I leave This afternoon


    2013 Marriott Summer National Championship
    Mission Viejo, Calif.
    Wed Aug 7 - Sun 11, 2013

    Thu
    #5 - 200 Individual Medley 2:22.45
    50-54
    1 Baker, Dennis G 52 OREG 2:19.67
    2 Phelan, Darren D 50 STAN 2:21.87
    3 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 2:22.45
    4 Guthrie, David M 53 TXLA 2:25.11
    5 Jennings, Bryan V 50 LVM 2:27.65
    6 Levy, Grant A 51 SCAQ 2:31.20
    7 Scott, Greg C 54 CMS 2:32.42
    8 Evans, David L 52 ARIZ 2:32.50
    9 Jaegers, Al 51 ARIZ 2:33.27
    10 Kelca, Brian E 53 LAPS 2:35.16

    #7 - 100 Backstroke 1:05.49
    Heat 10 of 17 Timed Finals
    1 Harper, Buzz L 54 LAPS 1:15.00
    2 Deloney, Wayne 53 MVN 1:13.60
    3 Jaegers, Al 51 ARIZ 1:11.20
    4 Jennings, Bryan V 50 LVM 1:04.65
    5 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 1:05.49
    6 Evans, David L 52 ARIZ 1:11.70
    7 Mc Ginley, Patrick B 50 ROSE 1:13.62
    8 Perkins, Robert M 51 SWYM 1:15.00

    Fri
    #17 - 50 Butterfly 27.34
    Heat 14 of 31 Timed Finals
    1 Thompson, Garrett J 51 LVM 29.04
    2 Golden, Larry 53 ARKM 28.80
    3 Smith, Paul L 54 MMAC 28.50
    4 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 27.34
    5 Beattie, John R 52 BLU 27.62
    6 Keating, Kevin 50 SRM 28.80
    7 Kelca, Brian E 53 LAPS 28.90
    8 Wasko, Frank A 53 NOVA 29.29

    Sat
    #23 - 400 Individual Medley 5:07.51
    50-54
    1 Baker, Dennis G 52 OREG 4:57.22
    2 Phelan, Darren D 50 STAN 4:58.98
    3 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 5:07.51
    4 Melanson, Edward L 51 CMS 5:28.09
    5 Levy, Grant A 51 SCAQ 5:52.30
    6 Matysek, Jim 54 SYSM 5:55.48
    7 Harper, Buzz L 54 LAPS 6:00.00
    8 Smelt, Chris 50 NOVA 6:00.00

    Sun
    #39 - 50 Backstroke 29.54
    Heat 11 of 20 Timed Finals
    1 Penn, Michael J 52 RIDG 33.77
    2 Stanley, Bradford 53 SCA 33.00
    3 Jaegers, Al 51 ARIZ 31.38
    4 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 29.54
    5 Jennings, Bryan V 50 LVM 30.60
    6 Wasko, Frank A 53 NOVA 31.85
    7 Mc Ginley, Patrick B 50 ROSE 33.31
    8 Deloney, Wayne 53 MVN 33.77


    Chris Coached SCY
    6:00 - 7:30 dove in around 6:35
    swam with Mike Varozza
    beside David Walters, Chris, Scott Spann & Taylor
    Gull got out just before I got in and I saw Tyler in the shower.

    Lifted yesterday
    (3 or 4 weeks ago I began a new weight program. I wanted to see how strong I could get in 3 weeks before Nationals. When I started, I struggled to bench 3 reps with 195, recently I did 3 reps with 215 & 2 with 225.

    Swam Th, Fri, Sat, & Mon

    today I just splashed around
    I probably warmed up a 300 then did a few 15 meter sprints with easy after & rest on the wall then got out
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