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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. Monday Dec 22nd, 2008

    by , December 22nd, 2008 at 11:32 AM (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 02:01 PM by ande

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  2. Friday Dec 19th 2008 FAST FRIDAY

    by , December 19th, 2008 at 09:57 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 10:16 AM by ande

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  3. Friday Dec 12th 2008

    by , December 12th, 2008 at 12:03 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 12:18 PM by ande

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  4. Meet Results: 2008 SPMA Regional SCM Championships

    by , December 8th, 2008 at 11:30 AM (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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  5. Ande's Swimming Blog

    by , September 17th, 2008 at 03:25 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 11:58 AM by matysekj

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