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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. Kirsty Coventry trained with us today

    by , December 29th, 2008 at 11:45 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Monday Dec 29th, 2008

    Weighed 215 after practice

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    As I left practice today, I spoke with Eddie Reese, UT Men were doing

    20 x 50 FLY on :35
    The goal was to make as many as they could
    if you miss you sit one out then resume going up 5 sec on the interval
    Eddie said "The faster you go the more rest you get"
    Jackson Wilcox held 26's & 27's looked relaxed and smooth, made them all
    Garrett Weber Gale made 10
    Glad I didn't do that set.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


    Weights
    warm up set and training set
    lat press
    lat pull
    bench
    leg press

    will blog this practice later today at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    6:30 - 8:00
    Whitney coached
    SCY swim center main pool
    swam with Mike Yoch, Todd Bartee, Mike Varozza
    beside Larry, Paul, Ned, Chris, and Kirsty Coventry trained with us because UT women and her coach Kim Brackin are in colorado springs.

    missed warm up

    6 x 150 on 2:00 done 100 IM 50 fr

    500 100 k 25 sw

    6 x 150 on 2:00

    500 easy

    6 x 150 on 2:15
    done 25 fl, 50 bk 75 br

    10 x 50 on 1:00
    1) 12.5 FAST 37.5 easy
    2) 25.0 FAST 25.0 easy
    3) 37.5 FAST 12.5 easy
    4) 50.0 FAST 00.0 easy
    5) 50.00 easy 00.0 fast

    on the 10th
    I rested 4 minutes then did

    50 bk fast
    training suit
    Whitney timed
    went 24.9

    50 easy
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  2. Sunday Dec 28th, 2008

    by , December 28th, 2008 at 06:51 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sunday Dec 28th

    noon masters practice

    assigned 12 x 300
    did 10 of them

    details, results, and times at
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    highlights

    300 fr 75%

    300 fr 85%

    300 k on side with no board
    strong but not all out

    300 fast wearing a B70

    25 SDK fast for time

    Updated December 28th, 2008 at 07:23 PM by ande

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  3. Saturday December 27th, 2008

    by , December 27th, 2008 at 03:27 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Saturday December 27th, 2008

    blogged todays work out at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    we did a main set I've never done before

    still working on:
    + SDKs,
    + skinny streamlines,
    + deeper harder pushoffs on turns, &
    + conditioning, habit, mental toughness, & breath control to take 5 - 7 SDKs on my last turn in races

    like michael phelps


    Still pondering my training from now till Mid Feb
    I'm still waffling between training for the
    200 IM, BK & FR or the
    50 FR & BK & 100 IM
    I also hope to lose 10 to 15 lbs
    weighed 213 at the end of practice today

    2009 meets

    January 17 - 19
    SCY New Year's Classic is
    21 days away

    Thu Mar 5 - Sat Mar 7
    SCY Texas Grand Prix is (no info yet)
    68 days away

    strength and speed training focus on
    50 fr, 50 bk, & 100 IM

    Rest 1 week for

    3/27/ - 3/29/09
    USMS South Central Zone Championships
    Southlake, North Dallas

    Strength and speed training

    Rest 2 weeks for

    5/7 - 5/10/09
    USMS 2009 Short Course National Championships
    Fresno, CA

    Thu June 11- Sun 14
    USS Senior Circuit Championships

    July 18 19
    2009 South Central LCM Zone Championships
    The Woodlands, TX
    LCM

    August 6 - 10
    2009 USMS Long Course Nationals
    Indianapolis, IN

    Updated December 27th, 2008 at 03:32 PM by ande

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  4. Friday Dec 26th, 2008

    by , December 26th, 2008 at 01:16 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Friday Dec 26th, 2008

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas or a happy holiday

    did not swim yesterday
    I did pull out the calendar and count days to my next 2 meets

    January 17 - 19
    New Year's Classic is
    22 days away

    Thu Mar 5 - Sat Mar 7
    Texas Grand Prix is
    69 days away

    Sun Mar 8
    LCM Time Trial is
    72 days away

    will blog this practice later today at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    8:00 - 10:00
    Neil Walker coached
    LCM swim center
    swam with Andrew Wang and several other swimmers
    dove in around 8:05

    100

    30 x 50
    1 k on 1:10 / 1 dr on 1:10 / 1 fr on 1:10
    2 k on 1:00 / 2 dr on 1:10 / 2 fr on 1:00
    3 k on 0:55 / 3 dr on 1:10 / 3 fr on 0:50
    4 k on 0:50 / 4 dr on 1:10 / 4 fr on 0:40

    400 k neg split on 7:00
    50 k 1/3 fast 2/3 easy
    50 k 2/3 fast 1/3 easy
    50 k fast
    50 k easy

    400 k neg split on 7:00
    50 k 1/3 fast 2/3 easy
    50 k 2/3 fast 1/3 easy
    50 k fast went 40
    50 k easy

    there were 3 more rounds but
    I got out to go to work

    Updated December 26th, 2008 at 04:12 PM by ande

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  5. Wed Dec 24th had a very SPECIAL TREAT TODAY

    by , December 24th, 2008 at 02:24 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wednesday Dec 24th, 2008

    Thanks to everyone who follows my blog
    I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday

    it began here:
    http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4298

    will blog this practice later today at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    8:00 - 10:00
    Neil Walker coached
    SCY swim center main pool
    swam with Anders Storvik, David Zolno, beside Tanica Jamieson and several younger swimmers I'm not going to name.
    dove in around 6:35

    6 x (100 fr on 1:30, 50 k on :50)

    20 x 25 k on 25

    there was something else I don't recall

    Main Set

    200 IM moderate
    2 x 50 free fast from a dive on 1:10

    200 IM
    2 x 50 br fast from a dive on 1:10

    200 IM
    2 x 50 bk fast from a dive
    went 30 & 25

    200 IM
    50 fl fast from a dive
    went 24

    rested

    put on FS PRO leg skins

    50 bk fast
    Neil timed
    roll start
    went 23.8

    100 easy

    rested 5 minutes

    50 bk fast (with only 7 SDKs)
    Neil timed
    went 24.9


    as I sat out and rested for my fast swims
    the swimmers did more rounds
    I had fun getting times for swimmers
    encouraging them and
    offering them suggestions like:

    + Streamline like Michael Phelps

    + Go a little deeper off your push offs

    + Take in a Big breath of air before your turn and hold it.

    + Take more SDKs off your start and turn on fly
    they dropped from 32 to 29

    + Try this Aqua V cap on your next fast swim
    I had one with me and let them try it out.

    The swimmers swam faster times.
    Maybe it was the my suggestions
    Maybe it was because I was paying attention to them and calling out their times.

    Updated December 24th, 2008 at 10:50 PM by ande

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  6. Tuesday Dec 23rd, 2008

    by , December 23rd, 2008 at 12:35 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tuesday Dec 23rd, 2008

    SWAM 2 practices this morning

    will blog this practice later today at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    Weights
    lat press
    bench press
    leg press
    lat pull


    6:30 - 8:00
    whitney coached
    swim center SCY main pool
    swam with tyler and todd
    beside brand jeff, amy nate ned larry mike brad and max

    dove in around 6:40

    assigned 1,000
    did 300 ish

    assigned 2 x 500 done 75 fr 50 im
    did 75 fr 12.5 fl 12.5 free

    5 x 200 fr desc on 3:00
    went 2:21 2:16 2:12 2:08 2:02

    assigned 10 x 100 fr on 1:08
    did 5 rounds of (100 fr easy speed 5 DK, 50 easy 50 rest
    went 1:01's went 58 on last one

    20 x 50 4 rounds of
    1. 25 fl 25 fr on 45
    2. 25 bk 25 fr on 45
    3. 25 br 25 fr on 1:15
    4. 50 BK fast (desc) went 30, 29, 28, 25
    5. 2 breaths

    100 easy
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  7. Monday Dec 22nd, 2008

    by , December 22nd, 2008 at 12:32 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Monday Dec 22nd, 2008

    SWAM 2 practices this morning

    will blog this practice later today at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    here's the Longhorn Masters Practice Schedule
    http://www.utexas.edu/longhornaquati.../schedule.html
    which says:
    December 24: No practices - Merry Christmas!
    December 25: No practices - Merry Christmas!
    December 26: No practices - Merry Christmas!

    Rule changes are coming for tech suits
    Here's where I stand on the tech suit issue:
    http://www.usms.org/forums/showpost....&postcount=107

    Lifted Weights Yesterday



    Practice 1

    5:30 pm - 6:30
    whitney coached
    swim center SCY main pool
    swam with tyler todd jeff and nate
    dove in around 5:40

    Missed warm up

    400 fr aerobic

    50 back FAST
    training suit
    went 26

    assigned 400 aerobic
    did 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr

    100 bk FAST
    training suit
    went 58

    assigned 400 aerobic
    did 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr

    200 fr FAST
    training suit
    went 1:59

    50 easy

    changed into FS PRO legskin

    assigned 400 fr aerobic
    did 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr

    50 back FAST
    went 25

    assigned 400 aerobic
    did 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr

    100 bk FAST
    went 56

    assigned 400 aerobic
    did 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr 50 rest 100 fr

    200 fr FAST
    went 1:55

    50 easy

    6 x 50 on 1:00
    1) 5 breaths
    2) 4 breaths
    3) 3 breaths
    4) 2 breaths
    5) 1 breath
    6) NO breath



    Practice 2

    7:30 pm - 8:30
    whitney coached
    swim center SCY main pool
    swam with paul larry and chris
    dove in on time

    500 easy

    assigned 400 fr aerobic
    did 4 x 50

    50 fr FAST
    training suit
    went 25

    assigned 400 aerobic
    did 4 x 50 easy speed

    50 fr FAST
    training suit
    went 24

    assigned 400 aerobic
    did 4 x 50 easy speed

    50 fr FAST
    training suit
    went 23

    50 easy



    assigned 400 fr aerobic
    did 4 x 50 easy

    changed into FS PRO jammer

    50 free FAST
    went 22

    assigned 400 fr aerobic
    did 4 x 50 easy

    changed into FS PRO legskin

    50 free FAST
    went 22

    assigned 400 aerobic
    2 x 50 free easy

    changed into Blue Seventy Nero Comp

    rested about 15 minutes

    50 fr FAST
    roll start
    whitney timed
    went 21.8


    50 easy

    Updated December 22nd, 2008 at 03:01 PM by ande

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  8. Friday Dec 19th 2008 FAST FRIDAY

    by , December 19th, 2008 at 10:57 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Friday Dec 19th 2008

    will blog this practice later today at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    got a mention in Today's Austin American Statesman sports section
    http://www.statesman.com/sports/cont...219centex.html


    Weighed 214 after practice


    WEIGHTS (may do more later today )
    lat press 8 x 35 8 x 40 8 x 45 8 x 50
    lat pull 8 x 167 5 x 207
    bench press 8 x 135 5 x 185
    leg press 8 x 180 8 x 270


    Today's Practice
    FAST FRIDAY

    6:00 pm - 8:30
    whitney coached
    swim center SCY diving well
    swam with brandon, brad, larry and ned
    AND A VERY SPECIAL GUEST: GULL
    dove in around 6:05

    warm up
    assigned 15 minute swim choice
    did 10 minute swim choice did 50's on 50

    50 drop down set
    start at 60
    1) on 60
    2) on 59 ... keep going till you fail
    made it to 32 (had sore arms & a distaste for anything that resembles distance training)

    100 easy

    20 x 50 on 1:00
    Best average hold 3 seconds faster than what you dropped down to
    held 28's on 1 - 10
    she gave us an extra minute after #10
    I changed into FS PRO legs
    held 27's on the next 10

    easy 200

    5 x 100 on 2:00
    best average
    held 58's
    went 55 or 6 on #5

    100 easy

    Updated December 19th, 2008 at 11:16 AM by ande

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  9. Friday Dec 12th 2008

    by , December 12th, 2008 at 01:03 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Friday Dec 12th 2008

    today was a special treat,
    I trained with the UT team
    Eddie Reese coached

    Roque Santos with Blue Seventy is in town for Jrs we're having lunch at the UT club

    Made my 2009 SCY events, meets and training plans (below)

    hope to blog this practice later today at:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com


    Today's Practice

    6:30 pm - 8:00
    eddie coached
    swim center SCY diving well
    swam with Garrett Weber Gale and Dale Rogers
    beside Hill Taylor and a couple other UT swimmers
    right now they are in finals so the whole team wasn't there
    dove in around 6:32

    warm up

    didn't hear the warm up but it was on a fairly fast pace, pretty long
    we did several rounds of
    4 x 25
    50's
    75's
    100 IM drill
    (i didn't ask what we were doing I just dove in and did what Garrett did, but we weren't getting much rest, didn't have much time to chat)

    kick set

    2 x 100 k on 1:30
    2 x 50 k on :50
    2 x 50 easy on 1:00

    2 x 100 k on 1:25
    2 x 50 k on :50
    2 x 50 easy on 1:00

    2 x 100 k on 1:20
    2 x 50 k on :50
    2 x 50 easy on 1:00

    2 x 100 k on 1:25
    2 x 50 k on :50
    2 x 50 easy on 1:00

    2 x 100 k on 1:30
    2 x 50 k on :50
    2 x 50 easy on 1:00


    8 x 25 k on :20
    made it


    6 x 25 SDK
    no breath on :30
    made it


    swim 10 minutes with a tube

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    My spring 2009 training plans are taking shape:

    now till mid February
    regular training
    focus on 200 fr, 200 bk & 200 IM and sprints

    Rest 2 weeks for the

    USS Texas Grand Prix Th/Fri/Sat
    Mar 5 - 7 in
    Austin, TX

    Switch to strength and speed training
    focus on 50 fr, 50 bk, & 100 IM

    Rest 1 week for

    3/27/ - 3/29/09
    USMS South Central Zone Championships -
    Southlake, North Dallas

    resume strength and speed training
    rest 2 weeks for

    5/7 - 5/10/09
    USMS 2009 Short Course National Championships
    Fresno, CA

    Updated December 12th, 2008 at 01:18 PM by ande

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  10. Meet Results: 2008 SPMA Regional SCM Championships

    by , December 8th, 2008 at 12:30 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Monday December 8th, 2008

    think I'll be a dual blogger here &
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    MEET RESULTS from the

    2008 SPMA Regional Short Course Meters Championships on
    Saturday, December 6th & Sunday 7th, 2008 in
    Long Beach, CA
    http://web1.lbgrunions.com/Meets/2008SCMC

    Entries:
    Saturday
    11:15 # 07 50 M Butterfly 00:26.46
    12:38 # 10 100 M Backstroke 00:59.10
    04:55 PM# 19 200 M Individual Medley 02:19.99
    Sunday
    11:43 # 24 100 Butterfly
    12:27 # 26 50 M Breaststroke 00:31.99
    02:04 # 29 200 Backstroke 02:19.99
    03:15 # 31 100 Freestyle
    * originally planned to swim the 50 bk & 100 IM
    but my plane was leaving at 6:30
    so I dropped out of them and added the 100 fly & 200 back where I planned to go for a 50 bk time

    First of all this was a very well run meet
    kudos to all the great grunion volunteers who pulled if off

    Races and Comments

    wore a blue seventy nero comp in all my races

    50 fl
    went 25.99
    last year I was 26.15
    this year I went 26.30
    nailed the touch, knew I was going to hit it right at the flags
    struggled through the turn
    took more SDKs
    Still need to work on belly SDKs, take more off each wall, probably 10 off the start and 10 off the turn
    didn't drop my fly & free times as much as my back times

    100 bk 58.89
    28.66 30.23
    went 1:00.90 last year
    went 59.10 at AZ
    tried to go out more relaxed and bring it home better

    200 im
    2:14.16
    been eyeing Glenn Mills NR not sure if it's a WR because he did the time at the 2008 Gay Games
    Glenn split his race
    1 29.05 29.05 2 1:04.60 35.55 3 1:42.00 37.40 4 2:13.42 31.42
    so my plan was
    Fly easy speed save legs breathe
    Back easy speed save legs breathe
    breast work it, sprint, great form
    free work it sprint SDK off turns

    went 29.10 34.93 38.82 31.31 for a
    2:14.16
    which might have broke the WR
    if Mills swim doesn't count
    we'll see,
    in 2004 I went 2:15.0
    Think I could have gone faster if I'd swum it first or been a bit more aggressive on the front end, pretty much dragged my legs on the fly and cruised the back, held back on SDKs in favor of AIR

    should have kept my kick going better on the last length of the FR


    Sunday

    100 fly
    skipped it
    was at this meet to try to break the WR in the 50 bk, thought the 100 fly would tire me too much

    50 br
    went 31.49
    ran a few erronds Sunday morning,
    showed up at the pool thinking I had plenty of time, women's 50 BR was on the block and I was in the last heat of mens 50 breast
    warmed up in my B70
    don't remember much about the race other than I felt uncoordinated and really need to fine tune my breastroke technique to go faster
    Dave Guthrie went 30.2
    Jeff Commings went 28.0


    200 bk
    went for 50 bk split
    went 27.20 and broke Clay's 27.24 WR
    Finally got it before Chris Stevenson comes along to obliterate it
    made some race mistakes
    was too deep 10 kicks off the start and had to sharply angle up to surface
    didn't go deep enough on my turn and make a fountain with my first kick then was able to go deeper
    went 2:39 in my 200 bk got 2nd in my age group

    100 fr
    went 54.5
    25.8 28.7
    legs on the 3rd and 4th length
    hurt super bad
    should have gone out easier and back halfed it

    really wanted to swim the
    100 IM but ran out of time and had to go home


    NEWS FLASH
    Jeff Commings wore a blue seventy in his races made huge time improvements,
    he's come over to the dark side.

    saw many wonderful people at the meet:
    Jim Clemmons, Allen Stark, Erik Hochstein, Rich Abrahams, Philipp Djang, Al Jaegers, Bob Strand, and Sherri Hart (sorry if I left you out)

    this was a fun meet at a fast beautiful pool right on the beach

    Roomed with David Guthrie

    he filmed of my several races which I hope to post on youtube soon

    didn't sleep well each night
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  11. Ande's Swimming Blog

    by , September 17th, 2008 at 04:25 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Ande's Swimming Blog

    I swim for Longhorn Masters coached by Whitney Hedgepeth at the Texas Swim Center in Austin Texas.
    Swim: fly, back, free, and IM.
    50's & 100's,
    200's, 400's & 500's Sometimes,

    Events and Times

    Ask Ande

    Swim Faster Faster

    1980 & 81
    Coached by Paul Bergen in Austin, TX, high school JR & SR year

    1981 - 86
    Coached by Eddie Reese at the University of Texas at Austin
    swam 50 & 100 free, 100 fly, 100 back & 200 IM

    On March 23rd, 2005,
    I started posting details about my workouts and meets at
    http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4298
    my last post was September 19th, 2008
    Then it was closed

    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com

    Updated December 9th, 2008 at 12:58 PM by matysekj

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