Meet / OW event plans and results from U.S. Masters Swmming events in this category.
400 easy free
50 2-1-2 fly drill
50 easy back
50 easy breast
2 starts with 25 sprints - 1 fly and 1 free
100 easy free
200 IM - 3:10.59 - I went 3:09.33 in November
Splits - 38.46/53.18/55.84/43.11
The fly was a second and a half slower than in November and did not feel anywhere close to as good.
Back felt pretty good and was 4 1/2 seconds faster than in November
Breast was horrible and 4 seconds slower than November. I don't know what happened there. I think maybe I didn't cool down enough after my 500 on Saturday and I didn't warm up properly this morning.
I tanked my turn in the free, jamming it and slipping. 43 seconds is just unacceptable since it's slower than I held in my 500.
Not a lot good to say about this event other than my backstroke felt much better than it ever has.
200 easy warmdown
2x50 easy to midpoint, accelerate and work wall, breakout and several strokes, easy into wall
100 very easy
50 free - 30:13
I had a good start and felt strong, but my wife said that I didn't rotate very much. I'll have to work on that I guess.:-( I looked back over my 50 free times and this is right in line with my slow improvement. In all fairness, I train more as a distance person or a middle distance person than I do as a sprinter. My speed is slowly improving, but it probably won't make big jumps without a change in training philosophy.
100 fly - 1:27.01
Splits - 40.06/46.95
I felt out of gas most of today, so I didn't have high hopes going into this event. I nearly scratched it after my 200 IM in fact. Julie talked me into doing it anyway. The first lap, I tried to take it out very easy and I felt okay, but the last couple of strokes on the first lap, I could feel the fatigue setting in. The last lap was an exercise in survival. I thought my legs were going to fall off the last 15 yards or so!!! Everyone says that I looked okay, other than shortening my stroke over the last 35 yards or so, but it felt like I was flailing! I'll keep working on it! And hey, I didn't drown or get DQed!
250 easy one arm fly cooldown.
Updated February 16th, 2009 at 03:48 PM by Iwannafly
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NOVA of Virginia Aquatics Center (SCY)
600 free, alternate 100 swim, 50 kick.
2x50 easy, accelerate from flags and work turn and streamline.
I went 7:00.94 in my 500 free. The timer did not get reset between heats, so there were no splits for my heat. I felt strong the whole race and tried to keep a good catch. I intended to count strokes for at least a few of the lengths, but I never remembered after any of my turns. This is nearly 15 seconds faster than my best, which was at this meet last year. I was happy with the time.
300 easy warmdown (hindsight being 20-20, this was probably not enough)!
Updated February 15th, 2009 at 05:49 PM by Iwannafly