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  1. Couldn't hold it this time

    by , October 21st, 2012 at 09:46 PM (Mixing it up this year)
    Started out ok with a great 200 Free today 2:26 6 seconds faster than 4 weeks ago. Even with proper warm ups and warm downs I was unable to manage to get a good 50 free off. Only a 30.10. It was the last event of the session and I think I just sat too long.
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  2. Sunday, Oct 21 - Sunday Afternoon Swim

    Got back from Indian Princess campout and had to go to a basketball draft at Dublin. Since I was at the pool, I did a quick swim afterwards just to jolt my body after a weekend of junk food.

    10x50 on 1:00
    10x50 Back on 1:00
    200 Kick
    2x100 Free

    1400 yards
    30 minutes
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  3. 10/20-21 - NW SCM Zone Champs Results Day 1 & 2

    by , October 21st, 2012 at 07:51 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    What a meet! There was lots of fast swimming all around from most of the swimmers in the meet. NW Forumites did quite well too.

    The only negative to everyone having such a good meet is that a lot of records were broken as well I'm sure. Now why is that a negative you ask?? Because YOURS TRULY is the admin-dude for the NW Zone SCM Zone records, and will be preoccupied over the next few days re-writing the record book...

    I swam my normal practices this week, with a cutback on my normal fin kicking to about 75% of the distances the kids were doing on the same interval, then cut back on Thursday pretty good (about 3200 yards), and didn't swim Friday as practice was cancelled for the team. I did shave down for this meet, but not exactly a full taper. It was my last shot this year at my good events in a SCM pool for TTs in 2012. Wore a TYR Fusion 2 brief for the meet.

    SATURDAY
    400 Free - 4:28.93 +3.5 seconds from my Canadian Nats time
    30.38 / 33.03 (1:03.4)
    33.92 / 34.16 (1:08.1)
    34.42 / 34.62 (1:09.0)
    34.62 / 34.78 (1:08.4)
    Good splits overall, at least I held semi-even, though they gradually climbed up and up, and I just couldn't bring it back at the end. Dead tired. TG beat me...he'd better remember this one, 'cause it won't happen very often. Very nice swim by TG...he came home very well, and in my head I thought I was doing sooooo poorly, when in reality it wasn't too bad.

    200 Fly - 2:18.84 -3.5 seconds and a new LMSC record!
    31.11 / 34.99
    36.29 / 36.45
    This was a very good swim, and I was honestly surprised with the result after my previous 400 event 10-15 minutes prior. I had a psychological race against a young woman (18-24) a couple lanes over, and she hung with me pretty close till around the 125/150 or so...then bye bye.
    Also in the same heat, PNA's Scott Lautman set a new WR in the Mens 60-64 200 SCM Fly with a 2:29.40!!!
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR6DT9jwqjU"]10-20-12 - 200 SCM Fly - NW Zone Federal Way, WA - YouTube[/nomedia]



    200 IM - 2:23.82 -5 seconds
    30.00 / 38.90
    41.82 / 33.10
    Got out good, backstroke was so-so , breaststroke, I had the 4th fastest split of all competitors!, and free I just tried to keep KNelson from catching me!

    200 Breast - 2:45.51 -3 seconds, and a new LMSC record!! I'm surprised by this one!
    37.01 / 42.71
    43.77 / 42.02
    The final 50 I gave it all I could 'cause I knew there was a shot that Allen Stark would be a coming!!
    I told Allen I was going to take it out "relaxed", and he misunderstood my definition of this and was out with me pretty close at the 100...then I guess he got tired, or took a breath of water.
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTHx6x3r4Dw"]10-20-12 - 200 SCM Breast - NW Zone Federal Way, WA - YouTube[/nomedia]



    800 IM - 10:42.58
    Fly - 32.60 / 37.47 / 38.94 / 39.56 (2:28.57)
    Back - 43.66 / 41.77 / 41.67 / 41.74 (2:48.84)
    Breast - 45.88 / 45.94 / 45.69 / 46.15 (3:03.66)
    Free - 35.97 / 35.62 / 35.41 / 34.51 (2:21.51)

    In the whole scheme of things, this race wasn't truly that difficult. Granted, I am a natural 200 Flyer, so the beginning was no problem for me, and the first 50 of backstroke was my "recovery". If you look at each stroke as a whole, they were basically even or descended throughout the stroke, so I swam it well. I looked up the Austrailian masters record for my age group, and missed it by a mere 5 seconds. 99% sure I'll never do this again.


    SUNDAY
    400 IM - 5:06.11 +2 seconds from my best
    30.72 / 35.32 (1:06.04)
    41.47 / 40.93 (1:22.40)
    43.95 / 44.75 (1:28.70)
    35.14 / 33.83 (1:08.97)
    My fly was out about perfect split, backstroke was slow...no arm turnover, breaststroke didn't get my feet snapping around, and freestyle I was dead. Still a decent overall swim. I need to be about 3 seconds faster in the back and breast, and another 3 or so faster on the free coming home for my goal time.
    KNelson was a few seconds behind me through the whole race just to keep me honest.
    The overall winner young-dude was a 4:56, but was DQ'd for something...must've cheated to beat me by 10 seconds!
    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvLS5gwWYhE"]10-21-12 400 SCM IM, NW Zone Federal Way, WA - YouTube[/nomedia]
  4. Friday, Oct 19 - 3 Workout Week

    Only swimming 3 times this week since I will be on an Indian Princess campout with my two daughters this weekend. So, I wanted to have a 3rd long workout just to get the weekly yardage in. Did pretty good. Swam with Dave B, Peter, Dave M., Ray, and Meredith.

    4x50 on :50
    4x50 sprint on :16 second rest (3:02 total time, 2:14 swim time)
    100 Back
    7x200 on 3:00 descending :05 seconds to 2:45 and up to 3:00 - made it thought I had never swam these intervals for 200's)
    100 Back
    10x100 on 1:30
    100 Kick
    8x75 on 1:15
    300 Kick
    5x200 Back w/paddles on 3:15
    5x100 Free w/paddles on 1:30

    5500 yards
    105 minutes
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  5. Sun Oct 21 2012 Postal 6K

    by , October 21st, 2012 at 05:14 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Sun Oct 21 2012

    Postal 6k

    Jim & Dick were doing the postal 6k so I decided to join them

    Sun noon practice
    dove in at 12:05.00

    0050 00:30.3
    0100 01:04.3
    0200 02:12.9
    0500 05:40.9
    1000 11:21.6 5:40.7
    (took a little break at 1000)

    1050 12:04.9 43.2
    1500 17:11.1 5:49.5
    1650 18:55.6
    2000 22:56.1 5:44.6 11:34.1
    Took a tiny break at 2k

    2050 23:37.1 41.03
    2500 28:47.6 5:52.0
    3000 34:31.4 5:43.8 11:35.8
    Took a break after 3k

    3300 37:59.3 19:03.7
    3500 40:17.9 5:46.5
    4000 46:00.9 5:43.0 11:19.5
    Took a break after 4k

    4500 51:55.8 5:54.9
    4950 56:58.3 18:59.6
    5000 57:33.4 5:37.6 11:32.5
    Took a break after 5k

    5200 59:58.9 (hr swim comparison)
    5500 63:19.0 5:45.6
    6000 68:49.56 5:30.5 11:16.1

    Felt pretty good
    Took small breaks at each 1000
    Picked up the pace on the last 1000

    Updated October 22nd, 2012 at 10:33 AM by ande

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