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  1. Wed., Dec. 7

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 04:57 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various

    6 x 50 fly drills

    4 x 50
    25 easy speed fly + 25 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    -- all dolphin kick bursts
    50 EZ

    1 x 25 AFAP free
    -- 10

    175 easy

    Total: 1500

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I may have one jitter. Or, I may just be paranoid about traffic and yelling in my head at drivers today. And all this icing is cutting into my stretching time. Really hoping to have time for both tonight.

    Weekly roundup by Swim Science --
    some good blurbs here --
    http://www.swimmingscience.net/2011/...-round-up.html

    Timeline for NE Champs:
    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...iYzcw&hl=en_US.
    -- I'm still undecided on when is the best time to swim the 50 free: Saturday and be forced to do 4 events or Sunday with only 20 minutes rest listed between the start times of the 50 fly and 100 free. I'm in the final heat of the 50 fly, but there may 8 heats of 100 free before me.
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  2. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 5:00am

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 01:15 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Let the taper begin!!

    I just swam easy today, no major effort and definitely not in the mood for anything long or fast paced either.

    Warmup:
    200 Free
    100 Kick
    200 Free Pull
    8 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (went :44-45s)
    100 Free

    10 x 50 @ 1:00 (dolphin kick on side/fly one arm drill by 25s)

    100 EZ
    ----------------
    1600 Yards

    Yup, that was it. I need a little rest. No more doubling for me this week.
    This whole thing took about 45 minutes...I was doing a lot of talking between everything.
  3. SArasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -12/08/11

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 01:07 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 5:00 4:30
    2 X 100 1:40 1:30
    4 X 75 1:15 1:05
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    5 X 100 kick 2:10
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 400 IM 6:45
    1 X 100 free 1:45
    1 X 300 IM 5:00
    1 X 100 breast 2:00
    1 X 200 IM 3:30
    1 X 100 back 1:45
    1 X 100 IM 1:45
    1 X 100 fly -

    1 X 250 4:00
    5 X 50 :40
    Three rounds, free

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00
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  4. Wed Dec 7th 2011

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 12:46 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Dec 7th 2011


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    JR Nats start tomorrow at the UT swimcenter where I train so our only workouts are 5:00 am - 6:30 am

    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool north end
    5:00 - 6:30 dove in 5:16ish
    wore B70 jammer
    trained with max & nate
    beside Tyler Todd & James

    Warm up
    missed most of it DID a 200 fr

    Main Set:

    4 rounds (one each stroke IM order) of:

    4 x 25 on 30 desc
    3 x 50 on 1:00 desc
    2 x 75 on 1:30 desc
    100 fast followed by
    400 something

    felt great yesterday and made some tough sets
    today felt like I couldn't fight my way out of a wet paper bag
    felt slow and weak

    ~ ~ ~ ~

    My next meet will probably be SCY zones
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  5. Tue Dec 6th 2011

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 12:20 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Tue Dec 6th 2011


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    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool north end
    6:30 - 8:00 dove in 1st
    wore B70 jammer
    trained with mike & nate

    Warm up

    900

    Main Set:

    5 x 200 fr on 2:30

    switched to diving well

    5 x 200 fr on 2:15 went 2nd behind mike
    kinda surprised I MADE IT!

    5 x 150 k on 2:00
    Made it

    5 x ? on 1:30

    CAN'T REMEMBER THE REST
    I THINK THERE WAS A LITTLE SOMETHING BETWEEN ROUNDS
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  6. Mon Dec 5th 2011

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 12:09 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Mon Dec 5th 2011


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    Whitney Coached
    scy UT Swim Center: main pool
    noon - 1:15 dove in around 12:10
    wore B70 jammer
    trained with korey & kelly

    Warm up
    swam easy

    Main Set:

    assigned 2 rounds of

    50 fr on :40, 50 k on 50
    100 / 100
    150 / 150
    200 / 200

    did all the kicks & skipped 50's in the 100, 150 & 200 swims
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  7. Workout 12/07/11

    by , December 7th, 2011 at 10:34 AM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    Stretch day before work this am

    200 fr/200 back

    2 x100 pull with buoy
    - 25 dps, 50 fast arm rate, 25 ez

    2 x 100 kick (fr and back)

    200 wd various

    (1000, 20 min)

    ---

    Got up early and battled the crowds to just stay wet. Shoulders still a little tight, but I had a good feel for the water.

    Updated December 7th, 2011 at 01:50 PM by rxleakem

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  8. Workout 12/06/11

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 10:23 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    Wu:
    200 fr/200 bk/200 im drill
    500 Noah's Ark pull with buoy
    50 ez

    Three times thru:
    - 50 dps :10 sr
    - 25 sprint into
    - 25 ez into
    -100 kick

    4 x 50 quarters strong free

    250 various wd

    (2200 yds/40 min)

    ------

    Still dropping yardage and adding more fast swims for this week. May try to swim tomorrow before work, depending on how I'm feeling.

    Wore my drag suit today and felt good. Did free, back,im on the main set, trying to dodge the other five people in the lane - very busy tonight, probably due to the wet day here.

    Ate lunch at my son's school, then was able to swim before supper and Bible study tonight. I was able to get some forms filled out at my daughter's school for being a chaperone, so all in all a productive day off.
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  9. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 5:00am & 5:00pm

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 09:52 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    A.M. Workout

    Warmup
    200 Free
    300 Free Pull

    5 x 100 Kick w/ board @ 1:50 (went 1:32-1:35s)

    2 x 200 Free Pull @ 2:30 (2:05/2:06)
    2 x 150 Free Pull @ 2:00 (1:33/1:33)
    2 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:20 (1:01/1:02)
    2 x 50 Free Pull @ :40 (:31/:31)

    5 x 100 (75 Free/25 Fly) @ 1:30 (1:05-1:07s)

    200 Kick w/ board

    8 x 25 @ :30 Odds Free EZ, Evens Fly Sprint (:14-:15s)

    100 EZ
    -------------------
    3000 Yards

    =============================

    I was feeling really good this morning, almost unstoppable. Things were different tonight though...

    Oh yeah...got to the pool, unloaded my bag, and NO SUIT!!! pissed me off!! Luckily I'm only about 10 minutes to home, so I went back for it.

    P.M. Workout

    Warmup
    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    8 x 25 Free @ :25
    7 x 50 Free @ :40 (held :33s)
    6 x 75 Free @ 1:00 (held :52-:53s)
    **done

    100 EZ and out

    ----------------------
    1600 Yards

    4600 Yards for the day

    **As you can see by my set, I wussed out and quit. It wasn't really a wuss-out though. I just didn't have the energy to continue through the pattern like I had planned (set goes to 1 x 200 for a 3000 yard continuous set). I was planning to have pretty intense intervals the whole way too.
    I really need to rest now. The remainder of this week I'm going to take it easy and try to recoup something before the meet. I've done enough training over the past 3 months, now we'll see what I can do.

    Updated December 6th, 2011 at 10:00 PM by jaadams1

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  10. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2010

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 07:00 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various

    8 x 50 fly drill

    16 x 25 shooters w/fins
    4 back, 12 belly
    50 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    all kick w/board

    150 EZ

    Total: 1750

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Still no taper jitters. I did drop an F bomb or two today though. After starving myself this am to get blood work, I got backed into by a senior citizen. He had pulled out into the road when he shouldn't have and began backing up without even looking. Because he couldn't hear, he didn't hear my frantic honking. And then after banging into the front of my car, he started driving off. He finally stopped when I went racing down the sidewalk waving my hands and trying to get his license plate. If someone can't hear and can't turn their neck to look when backing up, that seems like a real problem. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...s-usat1a_N.htm

    I must confess that I haven't done any RC exercises since I stopped lifting. Usually this means sore shoulders during taper, but I seem fine this time. Or maybe I'm just distracted by the elbows, which are no better.

    I'm very jealous of Fort Son. He's headed to Austin TX tomorrow for a team training trip. Thankfully, I'll still have a couple weeks with him afterward before he heads back to school.
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  11. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -12/07/11

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 12:58 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 400 6:00 6:00
    1 X 200 3:20 3:00
    2 X 100 1:40 1:30
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick 4:30
    3 X 100 kick 2:15
    4 X 75 kick 1:45
    1 X 100 swim

    1 X 200 free 3:00
    4 X 50 free 1:00
    Four rounds.
    Descend 200's 1-4.
    50's: odd: fast even: easy

    2 X {10 X 25 Round 1 :30 Round 2 :45
    All fast, all choice.
    Short break between rounds.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4800Y
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  12. 12.6.11 - Tuesday workout

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 09:01 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger and Dave. Good workout. Some of the intervals were just outside my reach but I was able to recover and catch up.

    SCY

    450 Warm up
    2 x 100 - 1:30 (did Tiger tumblers on flip turns - see yesterday)
    3 x 100 IM - 1:30 (1:22-1:25)

    4 times through (IM order on stroke):
    * 2 x 50 - :45 hard stroke
    * 2 x 50 - :45 easy free
    * 2 x 50 - 1:00 hard kick
    * 2 x 50 - 1:00 easy kick
    * 2 x 50 - :45 hard pull
    * 2 x 50 - :45 easy pull
    * 300 - 4:00 convert free to IM (3:40, 3:50, 4:02, 4:07)

    200 Cool down

    (4750 Total)

    Updated December 6th, 2011 at 11:07 AM by pmccoy

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  13. Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 5:00am and 5:00pm

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 10:23 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    A.M. workout:

    Warmup
    300 Free
    200 Kick w/ board
    200 IM Drill

    5 x 100 Kick w/ board @ 1:50 (went 1:28-1:31s) I'm able to hold a faster average on my kicking now...nice!

    Did this with Jennifer (her set) it was a nice aerobic set for me, just what I needed after the last weekend:
    3 x 300 Free @ 4:30 (went 3:40s)
    3 x 200 Free @ 3:00 (went 2:27s)
    3 x 100 Free @ 1:30 (went 1:13s)

    100 Kick EZ
    ------------------
    3100 Yards

    This felt good to get in and stretch out my arms after the meet. I ended up being the high point scorer for the 15 & Over division, who knows if they were giving out any award for that or not? We'll see later. I didn't even stick around to pick up my ribbons, but I'm sure they're at the pool, or the local club team has them.

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    P.M. Workout at the Y:

    Warmup
    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull
    200 Free
    100 Kick w/ board
    200 Free Pull

    8 x 50 Kick w/ board @ :55 (went :43-:46s)

    got out here for 10 min. to get my son dressed

    8 x 100 @ 1:20 (75 Free/25 Fly - held 1:09-1:10s)
    **came to an abrupt stop at the end of number 3 when my pullbuoy was kicked into the pool right in front of me on my last stroke. Apparently they were in a fn panic over a possible Code Brown. All the lesson kids, and the two lap people had to get out, while they extracted a small leaf from the bottom of the pool. What a f'n joke! I saw that leaf (and the band-aid that they didn't see) on the bottom of the pool earlier.

    8 x 50 Free Pull @ :40 (held :31-:32s)

    -----------------------
    2600 Yards

    5700 Yards for the day

    Gotta maintain my yardage and intensity for another day or two, then I'll cut it down at the end of the week, shave Friday night, and drive to Bend, Oregon for the SCM Pentathalon down there. Going for 200 Fly and 400 IM fast times. I could care less about the 200 Back & 200 Breast. 200 Free, we'll just see what happens...but it'll depend on how much rest I'll have afterward for the 400 IM. I may just loaf the free event as well.
  14. Monday, Dec. 5

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 04:57 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Just floated around and did a few bursts in between chatting with Speedo about training, the art of tapering, etc.

    600 various

    8 x 50 fly drills

    8 x 25 shooters
    50 EZ

    8 x 25 no breather free
    50 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    50 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    100 EZ

    Total: 1850

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Got a massage after this wee practice. Still feeling completely blah with no taper hyperness or mind running amuk whatsoever. (Have to go to the lab tomorrow for blood work. All this blah-ness makes me slightly worried about the thyroid.) I did check my blog and didn't seem to have any jitters until several days before NE Champs last year. Hopefully, by the end of the week, I will want to rip someone's head off. But if not, I won't fret about it as I've done a shorter taper than usual.

    Psych sheets for NE Champs are out:
    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&p...4Zjgw&hl=en_US.

    -- Looks like only one end lane! Too bad it's in the event I care about most. I don't think I have enough time between the 100 fly and 50 free on Sat. I'll play it by ear. If I'm still too tired, I'll rest up for the 50 breast and do the 50 free as a split in the 100 on Saturday.

    -- How in the world am I seeded 2nd in the 100 fly? Where are all the fast youngins? Did they all go to Long Beach?

    Updated December 5th, 2011 at 05:43 PM by The Fortress

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  15. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 AM Workout -12/06/11

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 12:31 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY
    WARM UP:
    1 X 250 4:15 3:45
    2 X 150 2:30 2:15
    4 X 50 1:00 :45
    Two rounds. Round 1 intervals left, 2 right.

    1 X 200 kick + 100 swim

    1 X 300 IM 5:00
    2 X 100 IM or stroke 1:45
    1 X 100 easy free 2:00
    Three rounds.

    10 X 50 kick
    5 on 1:00
    5 on :55
    1 X 100 swim

    12 X 100 free
    4 on 1:30
    4 on 1:20
    4 on 1:15

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5600Y
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  16. Workout 12/05/11

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 09:42 AM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Solo at Rec (scy)

    w/u:
    200 FR/200 BK
    6 x 100 Kick (flutter, back, sdk)

    500 Noah's Ark Pull with buoy

    2 each (one FR, one BK) of:
    - 25 fast arms (spin) + 75 ez
    - 75 DPS, 25 sprint
    - 25 ez, 25 build, 50 DPS

    200 various w/d

    (2300, 40 min)
    ------

    Back into the water after a long weekend off. My shoulders feel a tad tight, and I wanted to get a decent workout in despite 7 people in the lane when I arrived at adult swim this am. It would have been better if the one dude doing side stroke would used the side of the lane, not the middle the whole time. Oh well ...

    I had a busy weekend. My wife sold most of our jelly stock at a Christmas Bazaar (half of the profits go to the local Christian school, the other half to the medical mission program I am involved with) on Saturday. Sunday after work I went to a local nursing home and led the worship service (first Sunday of the month), then my son and I gave a presentation at church about our trip to Nicaragua in May. See if this link to photos from my fb page works if you want to check it out.

    Have a great day ... Been fun checking out results from the weekend's swims.
    Tags: gho, nicaragua
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  17. 12.5.11 - Challenge day

    by , December 5th, 2011 at 09:03 AM (Pete's swim blog)
    Swam w/ Roger next to Dave and Dave. Pool temp 84.

    SCY

    400 Warm up

    Challenge Set
    6 x 50 - :45 (worked down to :33s - :34s)
    3 x 100 - 1:10 (1:07, 1:08, 1:07)
    Still going too fast on #1. Tried hard to not chase Dave but apparently, I did a little. Was easily good for one more 100 on 1:10... maybe 2. 6 is going to be tough.
    50 Easy

    4 times through
    * 75 Pull - 1:00
    * 75 Kick - 1:20
    * 75 Reverse IM - 1:15 (no free)
    1:00 Break

    4 times through
    * 75 Pull - :55
    * 75 Kick - 1:20
    * 75 Reverse IM - 1:15 (no free)
    1:00 Break

    4 times through
    * 75 Pull - :50
    * 75 Kick - 1:20
    * 75 Reverse IM - 1:20 (no free)
    100 Easy

    10 x 100 - 1:30 (:05) Up/Down Kick - Did "Tiger tumblers" on all flip turns. At flags, dive underwater and pull to the wall. Flip underwater and glide past flags before breathing again. Got these from an Auburn swimmer - hence the "Tiger" in the name - so insert your favorite mascot. On the other hand, after a couple of these, I started not liking tigers so maybe insert your most hated mascot.

    100 Cool down

    (4950 Total)
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  18. Sunday, Dec. 4

    by , December 4th, 2011 at 07:54 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Swim/SCY/Solo:

    600 various

    8 x 50 fly drills

    8 x 25 shooters
    4 back, 4 belly
    50 EZ

    3 x 50 burst + cruise
    50 EZ

    2 x (25 AFAP + 75 EZ)
    1 free, 1 flutter kick
    100 EZ

    Total: 1750

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Continuing with the rest ... I felt a little lighter in the water today, but not so great when I tried to sprint. No jitters at all, but then those don't usually hit until the 3rd week of tapering. So perhaps they won't even arrive this time with my shorter taper. And my family will be happier, I'm sure

    Missed swimming in the Last Chance meet with all my PV friends. But it was probably just as well with NE Champs this weekend. Speedo threw down some very fast sprints. I'm waiting to see and read about the rest of the results.
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  19. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 USAS Meet Results Day 2

    by , December 4th, 2011 at 06:22 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I started off this morning by not setting an alarm on purpose. I was tired from yesterday, and enjoyed the bonus sleep. Also, why wake up for general warmups from 7:15-8:00 (13 & overs), when my first event isn't till after 10:00am?? I just got there about 9 and warmed up in the deep tank again. It worked good enough.
    Now I know why I don't do that many 2-day meets. The 2nd day is usually a train wreck waiting to happen, especially when you've already done 5 events the day before!

    200 Free - 1:56.36 (2nd place) - This one I just didn't have that get-out speed like I usually do. The 2nd hundred my legs were burning really bad. 1:54.5 is my best time I did 2 years ago, and I've been pretty consistent around 1:56 lately, so that part is good. The kid that won is a sprinter, and I was actually closing on him the final 50, but we would've needed another 50 more to make it close.

    100 Back - 1:03.90 (3rd place) - Well, I tried doing more SDKs than I normally do. I went 15 meters off the start with 11 kicks, and all other walls I did anywhere from 5-8 SDKs which is a huge improvement. I felt like I did well, until I saw the clock on the wall. I was 2.5 seconds off my best time. The other adults I swim with who are parents on the club team all informed me of how I need to fix my right hand entry and crossover. It's hard to describe it, so I just prefer not to swim backstroke (except for IMs).

    100 Fly - 58.78 (2nd place) - It felt good, but was just slow. 2 seconds slow. I was back and forth with the same kid who beat me in the 200 Free, and came to the final stroke where I had to make a decision of "do I or don't I??" If I took the final stroke I'd probably be looking for dental surgery, so I just kicked in and got beat. I was tired, plain and simple. Even my masters coach said I looked tired.

    50 Free - 24.72 (3rd place) - This was funny at the end of the race. There was a 15 year old from one of the other teams that had been wanting to beat me all day long, but just couldn't do it. As we all hit the wall, I looked at the clock, already knowing the sprinter kid was winning it. Waiting for Lane 4 (me) to pop up in 2nd place... it came up as Lane 2 (the 15 year old) second place. I was 3rd by a tenth of a second. I looked over and smiled at him. He got me, and he was for sure happy about it too.

    1000 Free - Yeah right!! I scratched it.
    It would've been trouble for me, and the lifeguards might have had to go into action. I'm sure I could've done decent, but if I'm not going to be in contention of beating my LMSC age group record (10:49), I don't want to swim it. I knew that wasn't going to happen today.

    I ended the weekend with two 1st places, 5 2nd places, and two 3rd places, and one NS. Not bad for racing the youngin's either. I'm not sure if they were doing high point awards, but if they are, I ended up scoring the most points in the 15 & overs boys group. Basically because most of the boys either only swam one of the two days, or those that swam 2 days, only did 3 or 4 events each day...whereas I did 9 events over the two days.
  20. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 USAS Meet Results Day 1

    by , December 3rd, 2011 at 09:05 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I started off this morning at 4:30am like most meet days, except this meet was right here in town, and I wasn't heading to the meet, I was going to work for 4 hours of OT work to get some machinery fixed up prior to Monday.

    So with that I skipped the meet warmup, which IMO is pretty much pointless anyway, especially when I can take a few lengths in the deep tank 10 yard pool, or stretch in the warm showers anyway. This is a distance guy saying this...remember.
    Between each event I may have done 6-8 lengths in the 10 yard warmup area to cool down, but other than that...this day was swimming basically "cold turkey"...and I did just fine.

    100 Free - 52.57 (.5 seconds off best) 2nd place. breathing basically every stroke like I usually do, including double breathing right-left into all the turns.

    100 Breast - 1:08.91 (1.4 seconds off best) 2nd place. Worked on my very very long pullouts to reduce the amount of kicking I had to do. I don't want to put that much into my knees if I don't have to.

    200 IM - 2:12.11 (3 seconds off best) 2nd place. This was just sluggish after the fly. I struck my hand hard on my last stroke into the turn on the fly, and back and breast just suck, the free I was tired.

    I went home at this point for about 1 1/2 hours since I had about 2 1/2 hours till my next swim, which is my favorite one!! I really love my butterfly races, and especially the 200 Fly. Its strange that I feel soooo good in them most of the time, and I rarely ever practice fly. Maybe it's just one of the "built-in features" from all the prior years of swimming.

    200 Fly - 2:07.81 (1/2 second off best) 1st place. I was told I was out in a 1:00low at the 100. It was a great race with the 15 year old next to me. We were tied at the 100, but at the 125 I decided to start building from there, and the kid fell back a little bit. I felt strong all the way home, maintaining a 2up, 1 down breathing pattern.
    We were also the only two 13 & overs swimming the 200 Fly, and our seed times were both 2:07s going into the event...so I knew this was going to be a race. During the race, I could hear a large amount of the crowd was cheering, though I'm not sure who for. The 15 year old trying to beat the old guy, or the old guy trying to show he can still do it.

    500 Free - 5:18.xx (5 second off best) 1st Place - this one was tough, though I felt like I came back well in the final 150. The 14 year old next to me took off in the 1st 100 and I couldn't hang with him. He ended up at 5:09, which was right on his best.


    This was an all around fun day. The kids from all the teams are really enjoying racing with me and talking with me about things I've done in swimming and what I'm doing now. Another 15 year old told me he has a target on me in the 200 Free tomorrow. I told him good luck with that!

    I think tomorrow I'm going to skip the general warmup just like I did today. Warmups are so overrated...just don't tell the agegroupers that!

    I'm swimming the 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly, 50 Free, and 1000 Free tomorrow. Should be good until the final event. I haven't done a multiday event in a while, so I'll be tired, and having the 1000 at the end isn't my first choice.

    Updated December 3rd, 2011 at 09:13 PM by jaadams1

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