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  1. Mon Sep 17, 2012

    by , September 17th, 2012 at 03:56 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Sep 17, 2012

    today I heard 2013 SCY Zones in April will be at UT, 1st time since 1999!

    Swam Fast Fri at UT
    Main Set was 3 rounds of
    200 fast 2 in each lane in 3 heats
    200 easy
    100 fast 2 in each lane in 3 heats
    100 easy
    50 fast in 6 heats
    50 easy
    R1 FR 2:01, 55, 24
    R2 IM 2:11, 59, FL 25
    R3 K 2:17, 62, 25

    LIFTED FRI real quick

    Did not swim Sat or Sun, went to Lubbock to visit my dau

    ~ ~ ~

    Whitney coached
    Mabel Davis pool was 76.5 which awesome for me, recent rains, clouds, & cooler temps really cooled it down

    6:00 - 7:300
    swam with Chris, todd, Tyler Mike & Paul, beside Kelly, Joanna, & sloan

    Warm up
    2 or 300 easy

    Main Set
    4 x 200 on 2:40
    made it

    4 x 50

    4 x 200 on 2:35 lane used paddles I did not

    4 x 50

    4 x 200 on 2:30 lane used fins I did not
    missed it but kept going

    4 x 200 lane used paddles and or fins, I wore a cap 7 kept moving not sure what my time was
    1 2:40, 2 2:35 3 2:30, 4 2:25
    missed it

    Partial Double
    Returned around 12:30 at UT, warm, swam with Korey & Jim
    for more fun

    did
    4 x 200 SCY on 2:15 made it
    went 3rd behind jim & warmed up on that interval

    4 x 50

    attempted 4 x 200 on 2:10
    went 3rd behind jim, korey wore paddles & lead
    jim switched lanes at 200
    think I came in with the clock on 8:52 or 3

    Next Meet:

    Sat Dec 1, 2012 - Sun Dec 2nd

    2012 South Central SCM Reg Championships
    DAYS TILL

    Updated September 20th, 2012 at 01:46 PM by ande

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  2. ZONES Day 1 Sat Aug 11 2012

    by , August 11th, 2012 at 09:11 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    ZONES Day 1 Sat Aug 11 2012

    http://legacy.alamo.edu/pac/ict/aquatic-center/aug-10-12/

    I was entered in the 400 IM last night & opted to skip it & just stay home

    I entered the 400 FR thinking I'd do a 50 or 100 split request. Then found out the touch pads at the far end weren't hooked up. So I got up and swam the 400 Fr, did 350 easy speed, 2 beat kick then 6 beat kicked the last 50
    67.54
    72.79 2:20.33
    73.76 3:34.09
    67.81 4:41.90 2:21.57

    50 BR 34.57
    Went a little faster than Omaha

    Was entered in the 1 fr & skipped it

    50 BK 29.02
    Yes! Very happy with that
    I went 29.50 at Nats so that's a big improvement

    Looking back I was dumb to swim the 4 free & 50 BR, because my priority was the 50 BK & 100 BK relay lead off on the 4 x 100 medley with

    BK me, 49
    65.49
    Whitney said my splits were
    31.8 33.6

    BR David Guthrie 52
    1:09.64 2:15.13

    FL Jim Sauer, 55
    1:02.37 3:17.50

    FR Mike Varozza, 45
    56.26 4:13.76

    Honestly wasn't happy with my time & felt I could have gone faster, but it was my 4th swim of the day. I should have prioritized & skipped the 4 FR & 50 BR. The pool was warm around 85 degrees & the air on deck was in the 90s, doors we opened at each end of the pool
    But we did break the 200+ men's 4 x 100 WR which was 4:27.93 so we're all pretty psyched about that.


    Tomorrow I've entered the::

    800 fr (in case I wanted to do a split request)
    50 FR
    200 IM
    50 FL & we have the
    4 x 100 fr relay with David, Mike, & Jim
    The WR is 3:54.63

    Right now I plan on skipping the 8 fr & 2IM
    To rest up for the relay, but the FL is right before it

    Updated August 11th, 2012 at 10:22 PM by ande

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  3. Fast friday july 27, 2012

    by , July 27th, 2012 at 12:16 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fast Friday July 27, 2012

    Zones are 2 weeks away
    I've sent in my entry

    plan to Lift weights today
    I'm getting stronger & curious to see what difference it will make in my sprint times.

    LCM, Main pool
    Whitney coached
    swam with Mike, Todd, Max, Beth, Kendall, Korey & Ned
    5:30 - 7:00 dove in around 5:48

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    WARM UP
    went 600 easy

    Main Set

    10 x ???(pick your distance on 4:00)
    she said we could choose 50's, 100's or 200's
    I chose 50 fast for time, 50 easy
    did 3 or 4 FL from a dive went 28's
    & the rest, BK from a BK start
    went 30's, 31's & 32's & 29 on my last one

    200 easy

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
    My Plans

    2012 South Central Zones

    Meet Info / Entry Form

    Days Till

    Updated July 31st, 2012 at 09:34 AM by ande

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  4. Nats Day 2 sat Jul 7 2012

    by , July 8th, 2012 at 12:33 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    LCM Nationals Sat July 7, 2012
    Day 2 for me


    100 fr 5th
    Got 57.97
    28.44 29.53
    Think I was 56 last yr
    Went out easy
    Split it pretty close, need to go out harder and faster
    but maybe my time wouldn't be faster if I did a fly & die splitting

    50 bk 29.50 1st
    Pretty good time
    Psyched about my place & grateful for those faster 50 backstrokers who didn't
    show up, enter or come out of the wood work to whup me

    4 x 50 medley men's 160 - 199
    1st!
    Event 30 Men 160-199 200 LC Meter Medley
    1 TXLA A 1:54.99 1:53.19
    1) 29.57 Rasmussen, Anders M M49
    2) 31.10 1:00.67 Guthrie, David M M52
    3) 26.96 1:27.63 McKee, Chris M33
    4) 25.56 1:53.19 Huggins, Dale R M40


    Fri Aug 10 - Sun Aug 12, 2012
    2012 South Central Zones
    Meet Info
    Days Till

    Updated July 10th, 2012 at 10:39 AM by ande

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  5. Mon June 11th 2012

    by , June 11th, 2012 at 03:19 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon June 11th 2012

    Sat Jun 9th trained LCM
    Sun Jun 10th did not train

    LCM Nats are 3 weeks & 4 days away
    I'm going to train hard through this Fast Friday then start to rest & get ready to race
    Entered:
    2 & 4 IM, 50 fr, br, & bk; & 100 fr


    Whitney Coached
    LCM main pool
    6:00 to 7:30 dove in 6:03ish
    swam with Jim, Larry, Keith, & Nate
    Beside Tyler, James, Kellie, UT swimmer Alex Hooper


    Warm Up (LCM)
    assigned 4, 3, 2, 1
    did 900

    Main Set (LCM)

    800 fr 70%
    held 1:25's

    4 x 50 on 1:00
    4 strokes fast

    400 fr 75%
    held 1:20's

    4 x 50 on 1:00
    8 strokes fast

    200 fr 80%
    went 2:30

    4 x 50 fr on 1:00 with 3 breaths

    800 fr 70%
    held 1:20's

    4 x 50 on 1:00
    4 strokes fast

    400 fr 75%
    went 4:58

    4 x 50 on 1:00
    8 strokes fast

    200 fr 80%
    went 2:26

    4 x 50 fr on 1:00 with 3 breaths


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

    Thu Jul 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Order of Events
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE

    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  6. Thu May 3rd, 2012

    by , May 3rd, 2012 at 11:29 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu May 3rd, 2012

    Sharkfest was cancelled so it's off my calendar.
    Entered LCM Nats yesterday.
    Omaha here I come.
    thinking about driving there.

    Catching up on missed blogs:

    Mon 4/30
    doubled, didn't blog 2nd practice

    Tue 5/01
    doubled, didn't blog either

    Wed 5/02
    went to bed late tue night, slept in,
    skipped 5a.m. practice & made it to noon practice 30 min late swam around 2.5k

    TODAYS PRACTICE:
    Whitney Coached scy
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in around 6:35ish
    swam with Jim, Paul, & Kelly
    beside Traci, Tyler, Chris, Larry & David

    Warm Up
    assigned 8 x 150's
    did 650 to 800

    Main Set (LCM)

    8 x 100 fr on 2:00 90% effort
    held 61's & 2's

    200 easy

    8 x 100 fr on 1:50 90% effort
    held 60's & 1's

    200 easy

    8 x 100 fr on 1:40 90% effort
    held 60's & 1's

    200 easy

    12 x 25
    odds easy free on 40
    evens easy speed SDK on 20

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    2012 Meets & Events

    Thu Jul 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Order of Events
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE


    Sat Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  7. Tue Apr 10, 2012

    by , April 10th, 2012 at 03:15 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Apr 10, 2012

    Fri Apr 6th, went to Abilene
    Sat Apr 7th then to Dallas for my brother's 50th BD
    did not swim Sat or Sun

    skipped Mon 5:00 am practice
    swam at noon didn't blog
    just cruised it skipped a few things here and there swam with Jim & Kelly

    Today I entered the
    Nitro Masters OpenMEET DATE: Sat April 14, 2012
    entered: 4, 2 & 1 IM, 50 fr & 200 BR
    might skip a few

    Whitney Coached LCM
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in 6:55
    swam with Jim, Todd, James, Chris, tyler & Ned

    Warm Up
    missed warm up

    Main Set

    10 x 50 on 45
    odds fly (i drilled the fly)
    evens free

    800 IM
    2nd 100's stronger than 1st (drilled the fly)

    10 x 50 on 45
    odds bk
    evens free

    2 x 400 IM
    1:00 break between
    desc

    10 x 50 on 50
    odds br
    evens free

    4 x 1 IM desc on 2:00




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    2012 Meets (I'm considering)


    Jul. 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
    Order of Events


    Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  8. FAST Fri Apr 6, 2012 LCM & SCY

    by , April 9th, 2012 at 11:37 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST Fri Apr 6, 2012

    Trained M, T, W, & T but didn't blog

    I'm kind of still tapering and thinking about doing the Nitro Meet this Saturday Apr 14th & hopefully one more scy at the swim center before May 31st

    2012 South Central Zones results are up

    Whitney Coached started LCM then moved to well scy
    5:00 - 6:30 dove in on time

    Warm Up
    went 1200

    Main Set

    3 rounds of
    400 fr desc by rounds (80%, 90%, 100%) on 8:00
    100 FAST on 2:00
    100 easy


    20 x 50 on 1:00
    odds fast best ave
    evens easy
    did all the odds fly from a dive, held 28's & 7's

    100 easy


    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
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    2012 Meets (I'm considering)


    Jul. 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
    Order of Events


    Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  9. Fri Mar 30 Zones Day 1

    by , March 31st, 2012 at 01:46 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Fri Mar 30, 2012

    Started today with 6:30 fast Friday practice
    Didn't train in taper lane today (my choice)
    Whitney coached
    Swam with Todd beside the taper lane
    Dove in 6:41ish
    I've had nagging pain in my left hip
    Sometimes I don't feelt at all & when I ve certain ways it flairs up

    Still weighed way too much this morning
    Been making bad food choices lately
    Really need to pay attention & not get carried away
    Pool set up LCM

    Warm up was 5 4 3 21 ( swim till 6:58)
    Probably went around 800 mostly freestyle

    Assigned: 5x100 choice at ____% effort &
    _______ interval (both changed each round)
    R1 80% 2:00
    R2 85% 2:10
    R3 90% 2:20
    R4 100% 2:30
    Each round followed by
    50 fast choice on 1:00
    50 easy on 2 or 3:00

    Did:
    round 1 fr swam alll, held 16's & 17's
    Round 2 fr swam 4 skipped #4 held 14's & 15's
    Round 3 fr swam 3 skipped 2&4, held 12's
    Round 4 skipped all 5,
    did 50 FL easy speed from a dive went 28

    ~~~~~~

    Meet drove up to south lake for zones
    Entered 4 iM & 1650
    Pretty much planned on swimming the 4 IM & scratching the 1650
    But I signed in for both

    When I stepped up for the
    4 IM I just wasnt feeling it, i raced beside a 32 year old who entered with a 4:20 & went 4:16

    maybe i went slow because:
    my hip hurt,
    The pool was warm,
    I didn't have Tyler, Ross Davis, or Jim Sauer to race,
    I had the 1650 next & thought "dont get too tired"
    My head wasn't in the game
    The guy next to me got away & I didn't race or try to catch him

    FL 61 cruised it

    BK 71 2:12.8 way too slow, cruised it

    BR 77.9 just swam easy speed with long glides instead of working it, turned at 3:30.7

    FR finished at 4:34.5, just 2 beat kicked & cruised it
    I'm disappointed with the time & hope to swim it again & go much faster
    I event out really slow & never really got going

    Distance Cum 50s 100s 200s
    050 28.41 28.41
    100 1:01.46 33.05 1:01.46
    150 1:37.60 36.14
    200 2:12.82 35.22 1:11.36 2:12.82
    250 2:51.42 38.60
    300 3:30.70 39.28 1:17.88
    350 4:03.09 32.39
    400 4:34.56 31.47 1:03.86 2:21.74
    Avg 34.32 1:08.64 2:17.28

    from SwimPhone

    after the dismal 400 IM I walked up to the 500 free & 1000 check ins & scratched but now I'm leaning towards doing them, We'll see

    1650
    My plan going in was to desc 500s & work the last 150.
    Went 18:01.37
    swam smooth, started off a bit too brisk
    Don't have splits' they weren't up as I was leaving, my pad didn't register on my finish
    will post em later whe I can copy them online
    Went out smooth breathed a lot but felt over heated as the race progressed
    Swam beside Larry & Joe swam in lane 6 next to Larry
    went around 17:44 in 2009 at Orlando wearing a B70 so 18:01 is a pretty good swim but I think my hour swim splits were a little over 18 min so I call 18:01 ok but not great, much better than my dismal abysmal 4 IM

    1650 Y Free Heat 3 Lane 4 finals
    Distance Cum 50s 100s 200s 500s
    0050 00:29.20 29.20
    0100 01:01.13 31.93 1:01.13
    0150 01:33.45 32.32
    0200 02:06.03 32.58 1:04.90 2:06.03
    0250 02:38.93 32.90
    0300 03:11.44 32.51 1:05.41
    0350 03:44.15 32.71
    0400 04:17.23 33.08 1:05.79 2:11.20
    0450 04:50.06 32.83
    0500 05:23.05 32.99 1:05.82 5:23.05
    0550 05:55.69 32.64
    0600 06:28.50 32.81 1:05.45 2:11.27
    0650 07:01.05 32.55
    0700 07:33.81 32.76 1:05.31
    0750 08:06.71 32.90
    0800 08:39.56 32.85 1:05.75 2:11.06
    0850 09:12.35 32.79
    0900 09:45.32 32.97 1:05.76
    0950 10:18.16 32.84
    1000 10:51.08 32.92 1:05.76 2:11.52 5:28.03
    1050 11:24.04 32.96
    1100 11:56.99 32.95 1:05.91
    1150 12:29.90 32.91
    1200 13:02.97 33.07 1:05.98 2:11.89
    1250 13:36.25 33.28
    1300 14:09.39 33.14 1:06.42
    1350 14:42.62 33.23
    1400 15:15.79 33.17 1:06.40 2:12.82
    1450 15:48.97 33.18
    1500 16:22.10 33.13 1:06.31 5:31.02
    1550 16:55.48 33.38
    1600 17:28.80 33.32 1:06.70 2:13.01
    1650 18:01.37 32.57 1:39.27

    Avg 32.77 1:05.54 2:11.08 5:27.69
    Your last 500 was 5:31.47

    From SwimPhone



    Did some caffeine before my races & I feel a bit wired (12:44) gonna try to sleep now

    Right now I'm leaning towards doing the 500 but it might hurt my 100 IM & following races, maybe I'll drop the 500 or the 1 fly
    We'll see

    Mar. 30 & 31, 2012
    South Central Zones, SCY
    South Lake, TX

    Entered the following
    (my impression going in was likely to scratch several like the 1650, maybe 500, 1 bk, 5 fr, & 1000 fr
    entered more just to give myself options and there are no deck entries

    Event
    Number Gender Distance Stroke Time

    03/30/2012
    2 Male 400 SCY IM 4:22.70
    4 Male 1650 SCY Free 18:59.99

    03/31/2012
    6 Male 500 SCY Free 5:09.99
    8 Male 100 SCY IM 0:54.99
    12 Male 50 SCY Breast 0:28.80
    16 Male 50 SCY Back 0:24.99
    20 Male 100 SCY Fly 0:54.99

    04/01/2012
    28 Male 100 SCY Breast 1:06.99
    32 Male 50 SCY Fly 0:23.99
    34 Male 100 SCY Back 0:55.99
    40 Male 200 SCY IM 2:00.99
    51 Male 1000 SCY Free 10:59.99

    https://www.damswim.com/files/2012_z...ters_entry.pdf



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    2012 Meets (I'm considering)


    Jul. 5 - 8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
    Order of Events


    Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX

    Updated April 9th, 2012 at 11:26 AM by ande

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  10. Thu Feb 16, 2012 Update

    by , February 16th, 2012 at 04:35 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Feb 16, 2012 Update

    Miraculously my dad was released from Plano Med Center on Monday. He's doing much better. (below is the whole story)

    Swam:

    Mon noon

    Tue AM

    Wed AM &

    Today

    main set was dropdowns start at 2:00
    drop 2 sec each repeat to 1:00
    we took a break at 1:30
    I sucked on it, hurting, I've missed a lot of work outs between my surgery and family stuff. It's time to shift to strength and sprinting. started out with 150's and switched to 125's, 100's, & 75's sooner than I usually do, couldn't keep up with my lane. Todd, Jim, & Tenneille



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    Thu Feb 9th, 2012 Bob, my father drove from Austin to Denison, TX to visit my sister Elise, who had a 6 hour surgery. Dad recently changed meds and seemed more forgetful that week. They went to dinner with my sister then returned to their hotel. In the hotel room dad said his forearms and hands hurt then he fainted. Mom called 911 & an ambulance came & took him to Denison hospital. They thought he had a stroke. My brother called me at midnight to let me know what had happened


    Denison is a small town & doesn’t have a neurologist, so they transferred dad by ambulance to the Plano Medical Center Neuroscience ICU. Robby, my brother spent the night with dad & dad was very out of it, conscious but incoherent and had a seizure. Super scary. I arrived Friday afternoon and visited with dad for a few minutes. Dad looked puffy & red and wasn’t making much sense. His nurses took him from ICU to radiology to do an angiogram & MRI his brain. Mom, Elise & I waited in the waiting room for an hr & 15 minutes. His radiologist brought us back and said he had a small bleed in his subarachnoid brain layer but he couldn’t see the cause. He said 85% of the time they can see the cause of a brain bleed usually an aneurism and half of those patients die within 30 days. 15% of the time docs can’t see a cause and those patients tend to do much better. Dad fell in the 15% which is great. His doc said they needed to keep him there for a week. Later in the early evening my wife & son arrived.

    Dr Murray, dad’s neurologist at Plano said:

    + brain bleed symptoms are often similar to stroke symptoms.

    + Dad would probably need rehab & might not be able to drive.

    + Dad was prescribed to and takes 13 diff scripts, (including blood thinners) They took him off everything & only gave him what they deemed essential to treating his neurological issues & critical health issues. they added a med to dilate his veins & arteries & an anti-seizure meds.

    + He thought dad might have had the brain bleed from hitting his head along with taking a couple blood thinners, but weren’t sure.

    + Dad recently changed some scripts and started taking a blood thinner med called Pradaxa, which doesn’t have a way to counter its effects unlike Coumadin which can be neutralized with Vitamin K.

    Later Friday evening dad seemed much better, much more coherent, he spoke in sensible sentences.
    We stayed with him as long as we could but ICU visiting hrs were 8am – 6pm & 8pm – 10pm

    Saturday morning dad seemed more coherent, his doc transferred him from ICU to the floor but were still saying he’d need to be there a week. He improved rather rapidly. He slept a lot. But was in good spirits.

    Sunday he showered himself and was able to use the bathroom on his own. Doc started saying they might release him on Monday.
    Lisabeth was going to stay and do shifts with my mom but mom said he had it covered.

    Monday his doc released him and mom drove him home from Dallas. Dad’s doing awesome now and wants to get his life back to speed but needs to relax & take it easy. He's going to get an Austin neurologist, make a complete list of all his meds, hopefully get them checked and dispensed by one pharmacy.

    It was a very scary episode. It gave us some valuable lessons and a list of things to do going forward
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  11. Wed Feb 1, 2011 Had surgery out of water for ...

    by , February 2nd, 2012 at 01:13 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Feb 1, 2011

    I had surgery to remove a growth from the back of my right forearm. They wheeled me in and knocked me out. Doc says I'm supposed to stay out of water for the next 4 days. I have about a 1 inch incision. It hurts a bit.

    Tuesday afternoon I had a root canal done on my lower right side molar and after he completed the proceedure his conclusion was the base of the tooth is cracked and it must be removed.

    Not much fun.

    It's a good time to switch to sprints.
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  12. Sat Jan 28th, 2012, SCY

    by , January 30th, 2012 at 11:52 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sat Jan 28th, 2012, SCY

    Whitney Coached
    SCY UT Swim Center: main pool north end
    7:30 - 9:00
    wore Speedo endurance jammer
    trained with James, Brandon & Amy

    Warm Up
    did around 1000

    main set

    05 x 200 on 2:20

    10 x 100 on 1:10

    20 x 050 on 0:35


    2012 Meets (I'm considering)


    March 30, 2012
    South Central Zones, SCY
    South Lake, TX


    July 5-8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
    Order of Events


    Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX
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  13. Tue Jan 24th, 2012, SCY IM DAY

    by , January 24th, 2012 at 11:03 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Jan 24th, 2012, SCY IM DAY

    For years [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4298"]Ande's Swimming Blog[/ame] with 310,655 views was the most viewed forum on the USMS Forums General Swimming-Related Discussions but [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost.php?p=254975&postcount=1715"]Ande's Swimming Tips: Swimming Faster Faster[/ame] with 310,418 views is quickly approaching it and likely to soon pass it. We'll see.

    I'm thinking about doing the hour swim postal this Sunday, Larry asked me to do it
    Did it twice last year 1st Try Jan 23, 2011 went 5,130 2nd try Jan 30, 2011 went 5,390
    Anyone got Any Tips?
    Here's was my postal 10k planning blog




    Whitney Coached
    SCY UT Swim Center: main pool
    6:30 dove in 6:35ish
    wore Speedo endurance jammer
    trained with Mike, Paul, Kellie, & Jim
    Beside Larry, Tyler, Chris & Traci

    Warm Up
    went 5 or 600

    main set

    8 x 25 fl drill on 30
    8 x 50 bk br on 50
    8 x 75 fl on 1:15
    8 x 100 IM on 1:40

    8 x 150 fr on 2:00
    done 50 fast, 50 5 breaths, 50 DPS

    3 rounds of
    100 IM on 1:30
    4 x 50 k on 1:00
    went 31 on last 50 k from a push

    50 easy


    2012 Meets (I'm considering)


    March 30, 2012
    South Central Zones, SCY
    South Lake, TX


    July 5-8, 2012
    2012 USMS LCM Nationals
    Qwest Center, Omaha, NE
    Order of Events


    Aug 11 & 12, 2012
    South Central LCM Zones
    Palo Alto Pool
    San Antonio, TX

    Updated January 24th, 2012 at 02:43 PM by ande

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  14. Sun Dec 4th 2011 Palo Alto SCM Meet Day 2

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 09:20 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sun Dec 4th 2011 Palo Alto SCM Meet Day 2

    2011 South Central SCM Regional Invitational
    San Antonio, TX

    2010 SCM blogs from this meet: Sat Dec 4th, 2010 & Sun Dec 5th, 2010


    4 x 100 medley Relay

    BK Ande Rasmussen 48
    29.07 31.45 1:00.52
    BR David Guthrie 51
    31.29 36.35 1:07.64
    1:31.81 2:08.16 FL
    Jim Sauer 54
    28.47 32.71 1:01.17
    2:36.62 3:09.33 &
    FR Max Stinchcombe 54
    27.46 30.09 0:57.55
    3:36.76 4:06.88

    last yr at this same meet we went 4:11.46,
    then in Oct 2011 Rowdy Gaines & his Blu Frog Crew went 4:09.29
    I'm very happy with my swim but that 2nd 50 really hurt
    I believe my SDK counts were 10 9 8 6,
    Jim's Mr Most Improved.

    I entered 400 fr but opted to skip it to rest up for 50 br, 2 IM, & 50 FL


    50 br
    Went 32.2
    My BR in IMs feels pretty good
    Trying to sprint br feels really clumsy


    200 IM
    2:14.88
    28.72 went a bit too hard
    33.99 1:02.71 Kicked too hard
    39.68 1:42.39 losing steam
    32.49 2:14.88 Died bad, not much left
    Went a bit too hard on the fl & bk, didn't have as much for the BR & FR
    Wish i could have done it smarter & fresh
    Tyler split 30.29 34.54 39.23 30.38
    so I razzed him in the 1 & 4 IM & he blessed me in the 2.

    That race hurt worse than it should have and I went slower than I could have
    Wore my new size 34 speedo pro gold
    Felt like the butt filled up with water
    Should have gotten a 32 or 30, so had a few issues with my splitting and the suit.

    2 IM & 50 fl were bk to bk
    Changed suits & didn't swim down much

    50 fl
    Felt tired & weak
    Went 27.4

    4 x 50 medley
    Bk Ande 48
    Br David Guthrie 51
    Fl Mike Varozza 44
    Fr Korey Mayronne 34
    28.56 my left foot slipped on the start
    30.99 59.55
    25.73 1:25.28
    24.07 1:49.35

    Opted to skip the 800 fr, my meet & SCM season are done
    Felt pretty wiped out, had a nice late lunch at Chuys
    Have a bunch of Videos to YouTube

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    I was worried going into this meet, I:
    quit weights in July when my gym shut down,
    had a distance diversion between Jun - Oct, &
    weighed way too much a week away from the meet. but it worked out OK

    I AM DONE WITH DISTANCE &
    READY TO BE A BORN AGAIN SPRINTER.

    Updated December 5th, 2011 at 04:06 PM by ande

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  15. Sat Dec 3rd SCM meet results

    by , December 3rd, 2011 at 06:33 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sat Dec 3rd 2011 Palo Alto SCM Meet

    2011 South Central SCM Regional Invitational
    San Antonio, TX

    2010 SCM blogs from this meet: Sat Dec 4th, 2010 & Sun Dec 5th, 2010


    We wanted to do a 4 x 100 medley
    (we = me, David Guthrie, Jim Sauer & Max)
    But it was right before the 400 IM
    So we opted to skip it & hopefully do it tomorrow

    400 IM
    4:52.31
    1:06.12 30.59 35.53
    1:15.14 37.89 37.25
    1:21.39 39.79 41.60
    1:09.66 35.32 34.34 (just 2 beat kicked never turned on my 6 beat)
    I held back a little on the freestyle to not be as fatigued for the rest of my races

    50 bk
    Good start 10 or 11 SDKs
    Not so great turn
    12 SDKs on 2nd 50
    Glide touch
    Went 28.00
    Think I can go faster with no 4 IM before it & better luck on turns & touches

    50 FR
    Went 25.14
    Had a long glide touch should have taken 1 more stroke

    100 IM
    Went 1:01.31
    Good race
    29.14 32.17
    Think I was 1:03 last yr in Tempe

    Was entered in 1500 but scratched to rest up for Sun


    Sundays Races

    100 BK in 4 x 100 medley

    50 BR went 32.08 last yr

    200 IM went 2:14.49 last yr

    50 FL went 26.79 last yr but it's back to back to the 200 IM

    Then we might do a 4 x 50 medley

    & I'm entered in the 800 free which is last
    Might scratch, might do a split Req or might just swim it and see what I can go
    We'll see


    Trained Fri Dec 2nd 2011 didn't blog till now

    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool center course
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in
    wore jammer
    trained with the taper gang


    Warm up
    swam easy 50's

    Main set
    Did 5 rounds of
    100 fr easy speed on 5:00 held 1:00's
    50 fr easy speed on 3:00 held 28's
    Just swam easy speed

    Updated December 5th, 2011 at 12:08 PM by ande

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  16. Thu Dec 1 2011

    by , December 1st, 2011 at 10:56 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Dec 1 2011

    Upcoming Meet

    Sat Dec 3rd & Sun Dec 4th
    2011 South Central SCM Regional Invitational
    San Antonio, TX
    DAYS TILL

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    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool center course
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in 6:35ish
    wore jammer
    trained with korey larry & Tyler

    Warm up
    swam easy

    Main set

    swam an easy 75 - 175 between each

    25 fl
    10.5

    25 bk
    11.5

    50 bk
    25.2

    rested 15 minutes

    25 br 13.2

    25 bk
    11.0
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  17. Mon Nov 28th 2011 SCM meet is 5 days away

    by , November 28th, 2011 at 09:09 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Nov 28th 2011

    Upcoming Meet

    Sat Dec 3rd & Sun Dec 4th
    2011 South Central SCM Regional Invitational
    San Antonio, TX
    DAYS TILL

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    Fri Nov 25
    swam SCY in San Antonio
    did some 75 SDK went 41.6
    25 fl went 10.0
    25 SDK went 9.8


    Sat Nov 26 2011
    did not swim or lift


    Sun Nov 27
    noon workout, arrived 1:00
    did around 800
    Lifted weights at SMAC


    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool
    5:00 - 6:30 dove in 5:15ish
    wore B70 jammer
    trained with mike & todd,
    beside keith, larry & Tyler

    Warm up
    missed it


    Main set

    Assigned 4 rounds of
    3 x 100 on 1:10
    3 x 75 on :55
    3 x 50 on 50
    3 x 25 on 20
    Did
    Skipped a 50 in the 100's, 75's & 50's


    6 rounds of
    50 with 3 breaths
    25 fast
    25 easy

    5 x 100 on 1:30 desc with 10 breaths
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  18. Thu Nov 17, 2011

    by , November 17th, 2011 at 11:12 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Nov 17, 2011 SCY

    weighed 222 after practice

    [ame="http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4298"]My Old Swim blog[/ame] just passed 300,000 views. it's been inactive since Sep 2008. Weird.

    Tue Nov 15
    trained at swim center,
    swam easy did some 25's
    25 br 13.8, 13.1

    Wed Nov 16
    trained 7:30 - 9:00
    meet's 2 weeks away
    prob went 3k
    25 fr 10.2

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    Whitney Coached
    SCY
    UT Swim Center: diving well
    6:30 to 8:00 dove in 6:45ish
    wore Jammer
    trained with Todd & Tyler

    WARM UP
    did around 2 or 300

    Main SET: scy

    assigned 30 x ??? on
    1) 1:30
    2) 1:29
    ...
    3) 1:00
    did 100's till 1:14 then switched to easy 50's

    then got out to talk to Kris Kubik
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  19. Mon nov 7

    by , November 7th, 2011 at 08:54 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Howdy from Orlando

    Thu
    Trained, didn't blog

    Fast Fri
    Trained 5 am - 6
    then left to catch plane to Orlando

    Sat & Sun
    Body surfed at Typhoon Lagoon
    Wave pool

    Mon
    At conference
    Lifted weights hope to swim
    Later
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  20. sat oct 22

    by , October 22nd, 2011 at 10:36 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    sat Oct 22nd, 2011 SCY

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    Whitney Coached
    SCY
    UT Swim Center: main pool
    5:30 am to 7:00 dove in 5:35ish wore Jammer
    swam with todd
    beside tyler, james

    WARM UP
    did around 600

    Main SET: scy

    assigned
    8 x 100 fr on 1:15 right into
    4 x 200 fr on 2:20 right into
    2 x 400 fr on 4:20 right into
    800 fr under 8:34
    did got in wrong lane
    knew i could make 8 100's
    other lane started at 1:25
    felt kinda tired from this week
    skipped 50s here & there
    whit gave us a break after 400
    but i was fried

    Upcoming Meets

    Sat Nov 12 - Sun 13, 2011
    2011 WMST November SCM Classic


    Sat Dec 3rd & Sun Dec 4th
    2011 South Central SCM Regional Invitational
    San Antonio, TX
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