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  1. Saturday 3/29/14

    Saturday 3/29

    AM only SCY

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    200 kick w/ board
    100 I.M. drill

    5x100 @ 1:20 SMOOTH D1-5
    8x25 @ :40 V.S. I.M.O.
    100 EZ

    "200 I.M. Test Set"
    8x25 @ :30 FL SMOOTH (14.1-14.5)
    4x50 @ :50 BK BEST AVG (32.5, 32.9, 33.0, 33.5)
    4x50 @ :50 BR BEST AVG (34.9, 35.1, 35.5, 35.9)
    4x100 @ 1:15 FR #1-3 STRONG, #4 N.S. (1:04, 1:04, 1:05, :31/:29 for a 1:00)

    200 EZ

    Total: 3000

    I felt great on the backstroke today, but man did I hit a wall on the breaststroke. I have some work to do before I am back in shape again.
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  2. Friday 3/28/14

    Friday 3/28

    PM only SCY

    400 swim
    300 pull w/ buoy + paddles + snorkel
    200 kick w/ board

    **HUGE thunderstorms were overhead at this point. Normally I rebel against the "clear the pool during a storm" rule when I am in an indoor pool. However, the Little Rock Racquet Club short course pool is actually an OUTDOOR pool with a bubble over it. I decided to call off doing the 200 I.M. test set today as scheduled and will move it to tomorrow.

    Total: 900
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  3. Columbus Meet, March 29

    by , March 30th, 2014 at 12:49 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    On Friday night, I travelled over to Columbus for a meet at Ohio State University. What a sweet pool that is -- deep, cold, clear and with wide lanes. I especially appreciated the wide lanes since it was a mixed gender meet. I was with one of my Pitt swimmers who was swimming in her first masters meet (she did great), so I had some company. The meet ran a bit faster than predicted and I was grateful for a couple 10 minute breaks. On the whole, I am really happen with how things went with 3 days of hard rest.

    100 breast, 1:13.4, PR

    I hadn't swum this event in over a year. My last attempt was a 1:15.0, so I was hoping to slide under that that time. Imagine my shock and happiness when I saw a 1:13 on the board. The race went well. I had a great start, though turns were a bit glidey. I guess those USRPT sets worked! I think there's only one swimmer in my age group (a real breaststroker) who can beat this time, so it should hold up well. I wish I had another crack at the 50 breast this season, but it doesn't fit into my Zones lineup.


    100 back, 1:02.6

    I had maybe 45 minutes rest and could have used more. The race went pretty well. I wish I could have taken a couple more kicks off the wall on the third and fourth length. But my UWs are not where I want them to be right now. Still, a 1:02 without a full taper and big meet vibe is a very solid time for me and I'm happy with it.


    100 free, 58.3

    Ok, admit it. No one thought I would swim all three 100s. And in less than 3 hours no less! I was pretty dead after my 100 back. I definitely do not train to compete in 3 x 100s in less than 3 hours. I've never done that before. In fact, it's an extremely rare occurrence when I swim 2 x 100s in one day at a meet. But I decided to give it whirl. My plan was kick to the 15 m mark, go easy speed for the first three lengths and sprint the final length. While that was a good plan, when I got to the last length, I had nothing and felt like I staggered to the finish. I think I should be a full second faster in this event. But that wasn't going to happen under these circumstances. This is my worst and least favorite sprint event, so I'm glad I got it out of the way and I can cross it off my Zones event list. This is about the same time I swam at Zones last year (when I missed a wall), and should make top ten (channeling chowmi here).


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    Just did an easy recovery swim today (1800) . Feeling pretty sore, though happily my shoulder seems no worse than it was pre-meet. The constant rehab exercises and icing seem to be helping somewhat.

    There are now 563 swimmers entered in Zones.

    Updated March 30th, 2014 at 07:12 PM by The Fortress

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