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  1. Recently Asked Questions

    by , April 7th, 2018 at 11:42 AM (Rules Committee Blog)
    With this entry, we answer a few questions recently received from USMS members.

    My birthday is coming up and I am going to "age up" into a new age group. When does my new age group take effect at USMS sanctioned meets.

    For meets held in 25-yard pools, your age group is determined based on your age on the last day of the meet. So, if you are swimming in a meet that ends before your birthday, you will swim in the age group that corresponds to your age before your birthday. If you enter a multi-day meet and just happen to have a birthday in the middle of the meet, you will swim in the older age group.

    For meets held in 25-meter or 50-meter pools, we conform to the rules of FINA (the international federation). Your age group for the entire year is determined based on your age on December 31. So, even if your birthday is not until December, you would swim in the older age group for the entire year.

    It can get a little confusing with the difference between yards and meters. The rule differences mean that you could potentially be swimming in two different age groups for a short time, especially if you have a birthday that is later in the year. When you enter a meet, the entry process should automatically put you in the correct age group based on your birth date and the rules in effect for that meet.


    Are straps, braces, and compression products (such as a Cho Pat®, AceTM Bandage, or other brands) legal in USMS Competition?

    These devices are not legal in USMS competition. In the rules we say that swimwear consists only of a swimsuit, googles, and cap(s). Anything additional is not permitted and we specifically say that armbands or legbands shall not be considered part of swimwear and are not permitted. In addition, we say that swimmers may not wear or use any device that aids in speed, space, buoyancy, or endurance. While it may be true that these devices might create additional drag, they provide physical benefits in the form of muscle compression or stabilization that would contribute to an advantage in terms of endurance.

    Having a doctor's note does not compel the referee to make an accommodation for these types of devices. Even with a doctor's note, referees are required to follow the rules and cannot waive any of these requirements. Referees can only consider accommodations for permanent, life-altering, physical disabilities.


    Does USMS permit video recording devices to be used behind the blocks?

    The rules do not address the use of cameras or other video equipment behind the blocks beyond provisions for video replay footage use by officials and the use of stationary overhead cameras as a backup timing system.

    Can we use automatic relay takeoff officiating equipment at USMS meets?

    Yes, automatic relay takeoff equipment may be used at USMS sanctioned meets if available at the facility. The automatic judging equipment consists of a sensor on the starting platform that can show when the swimmer leaves the starting platform in comparison to the touchpad in the water which records the touch of the incoming swimmers. If an overhead video camera system is available as a backup timing system, the automatic officiating equipment can show a potential infraction which is then confirmed by reviewing the overhead cameras. If the overhead camera system is not available, the automatic relay takeoff equipment may not be used to initiate a potential infraction. Early takeoffs are noted by the officials on deck and then confirmed by the automatic relay takeoff equipment.


    If I am entered in a 200-yard freestyle event, can I swim the first 50 of this event as breaststroke in order to earn a record and then complete the event swimming freestyle (or other strokes)?

    In freestyle events, it is permissible to swim other strokes. However, times achieved in a freestyle event may only count as freestyle times. Even if you swim another stroke legally, you cannot earn an official time for another stroke.

    So, in the situation described in this question, a swimmer could swim the first 50 of a 200 freestyle as breaststroke (or any other stroke) without being disqualified. The swimmer can then swim any other strokes desired for the remainder of the event. However, the swimmer cannot earn an official time for a 50 breaststroke event that would count for records, top ten, or any other form of official recognition. The initial 50 split time can only count as a time for a 50 freestyle. The final time, regardless of the length of the event, may only be used as a freestyle time.

    Note that in individual medley or medley relay events, freestyle is defined as any other stroke not previously swum, so you cannot repeat butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke during the freestyle leg of a medley event.
  2. April 4

    by , April 4th, 2018 at 08:23 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    I have been swimming. I was in NC the last week on spring break, but I swam at a local Y. Even met a fellow USMS swimmer in my age group there! The journey home was very long and fairly back breaking. I am going to rest hard for 5 days for our Y Champs at the Spire Institute. I'm doing all the 25s and 50s and the 50s will count for USMS. Here is the psych sheet: http://www.amymsa.org/Heatsheet.pdf

    I swam at Pitt tonight, just did 1200. Felt super dreadful.

    Like many, I am super peeved by the new USMS website. I couldn't access the blogs/forums last night. I cannot access My USMS. I tried to sign up for nationals. I couldn't, just got a blank blue page. Odd that they launch a new site right before the deadline for signing up for nationals. Why fix something that isn't broke and give it a super bland front page?
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  3. 3|31 to 4|3

    3|31 SCM / drylands
    3 x 200IMK on 5:00
    10 x 25 flutter kick (0:25’s) on 1:00

    upperbody high reps
    400m run 1:20


    4|1 drylands
    400m run 1:20



    4|2 drylands
    400m rum 1:20
    stretching



    4|3 SCM drylands
    4 x 200 IMK on 5:00

    400m run 1:17.90
    lower body high reps



    Updated April 4th, 2018 at 04:51 PM by __steve__

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  4. Workout 04/03/18: evening

    by , April 3rd, 2018 at 10:54 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Enjoyed a nice Easter weekend with the family and also delivered the nursing home service (as I do each first Sunday of the month) to more folks than usual. Meet entries have bumped up to 22 for our meet this Saturday. Taper workout tonight...

    200 swim/200 kick/200 pull/100 easy

    Go two times through:
    - 25 EZ, 25 Build, 50 DPS
    - 25 AFAP, 75 EZ
    - 75 EZ, 25 AFAP
    (one fr, one back)

    4 x 25 Burst and Cruise from mid-pool

    200 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/1600 yds/50 min)
    ========================

    Good swim with Greg, Sean, Carol and Jim. I hope to get in a quick swim Thursday or Friday. I have to wait to see if I will be able to swim or have to help with officiating based on refs that the swim team can wrangle up. I hope I can swim
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  5. Workout 03/31/18: morning

    by , March 31st, 2018 at 12:28 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Life has been busy as expected since the Harvard meet. Finally able to get into the water this week with the team, which is great considering that our own home mini meet happens next Saturday in southwestern Vermont.

    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull/200 choice

    Fort Speed Set:
    Swim: Fins optional, pick your own interval for max rest or don't bother to look at the clock in between hard efforts

    1 x 25 AFAP
    1 x 50 EZ
    1 x 50 AFAP
    2 x 50 EZ
    1 x 75 AFAP
    3 x 50 EZ
    1 x 100 @ 90%
    4 x 50 EZ (worked on turns)

    5 x 50 (odds fast from blocks, evens ez)

    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/1900 yds/75 min]
    ==========================

    I love using this speed set heading into a meet...thanks again Leslie! Only Greg, Sean and Rebecca in the water today.

    Preparations for the swim meet are coming along as well as expected at this point. The biggest concern I have is director is making sure that there are enough timers; because I run this swim meet as a benefit for the local age group swim team, whose season has already ended, we rely on them to run the meet while I do my best to get people here to swim in it. I don't get to really see the communication on their side so this aspect of being a director gives me the most anxiety. Right now we have 13 people who have signed up, but I'm still expecting more entries from Regional workout groups in the Adirondacks, New Hampshire, and the Berkshires. Hard to believe it's going to be our 7th annual meet this year!


    Happy Passover and Easter everyone
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  6. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/30/18

    by , March 29th, 2018 at 12:58 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    3 x 100 1:45
    4 x 50 1:05 stroke
    3 x 100 1:30
    8 x 25 :30 choice

    Kick set
    1 x 200 4:30 kick
    4 x 50 1:15 kick
    1 x 100 2:15 kick
    4 x 25 :45 kick fast

    IM set
    4 x 50 1:00 IM order
    2 x 200 3:30 IM
    4 x 25 :45 IM order
    2 x 100 1:45 IM

    Freestyle/pull
    1 x 300 4:30 long & strong
    2 x 150 2:15 neg split
    3 x 100 1:30 last 25 strong
    4 x 75 1:05 desc 1-4
    6 x 50 :45 be consistent
    12 x 25 :30 strong

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  7. 3|28|18 scm

    3|28:
    3 x 200IMK on 5:00
    • arms down on bk kick
    • 12.5m UWDK/12.5m UWalantis on fl kick
    • board/snorkel on br and fr kick


    dryland:
    400m run 1:23

    3|29 drylands:
    400m run 1:19.70 :-)

    Updated March 29th, 2018 at 02:58 PM by __steve__

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  8. sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/29/18

    by , March 28th, 2018 at 12:39 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    8 x 75 1:20
    8 x 50 1:00 choice

    Kick set
    6 x 75 1:40 last 25 fast

    Stroke set
    4x
    1 x 25 :40 perfect stroke
    1 x 50 1:10 build
    1 x 75 1:30 strong
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]

    Sprint set
    4x
    3 x 25 :45 desc 1-3
    1 x 25 :45 easy free
    1 x 50 1:15 fast
    [RD1/2 stroke, RD3/4 choice]

    Freestyle/pull
    2x
    1 x 200 3:00
    1 x 100 1:30
    1 x 50 1:00
    1 x 50 :50
    1 x 100 1:20
    1 x 200 2:40

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4250
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  9. to 3|27|18

    3|25
    Ran barefoot 400M
    Ran fast 700M
    Upperbody light, high reps
    20 min of continuous cyclic yoga

    3|26
    Ran 400M 1:24
    Lower body light, high reps
    10 min of continuous cyclic yoga

    3|27
    SCM
    5 x 200IMK on 5:00
    had to leave pool - grossed out over the floating film and how the water felt
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  10. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/28/18

    by , March 27th, 2018 at 03:51 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    5 x 100 1:45
    4 x 75 1:30 IM/stroke
    4 x 50 :50 desc 1-4

    Kick set
    1 x 400 8:30 Alt. 25mod/25fast

    Main set
    4x
    1 x 75 1:45 easy
    1 x 50 1:00 fast
    1 x 50 1:00 easy
    1 x 75 1:45 fast
    [RD1 fly, RD2 back, RD3 brst, RD4 choice]

    Freestyle/pull set
    4x
    1 x 250 3:30 long & strong
    5 x 50 :50 desc 1-5

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4600
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  11. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/27/18

    by , March 26th, 2018 at 02:26 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    2 x 200 3:15
    6 x 25 :40 stroke
    3 x 100 1:30
    4 x 25 :30 strong

    Kick set
    1 x 200 4:30
    8 x 25 :40 fast

    Stroke set
    2x
    4 x 25 :40 IM order perfect stroke
    1 x 100 1:50 IM
    3 x 25 :40 IM order perfect stroke
    1 x 75 1:30 IM

    Freestyle/pull set
    2 x 150 2:15
    4 x 75 1:10
    2 x 150 2:10
    4 x 75 1:05
    2 x 150 2:05
    4 x 75 1:00

    Sprint set
    6x
    1 x 25 :45 easy
    1 x 50 1:15 sprint
    [RD1-3 stroke, RD4-6 choice]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4500
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  12. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/25/18

    by , March 25th, 2018 at 11:34 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    1 x 300 4:30
    3 x 100 1:45
    4 x 75 1:30 IM/stroke
    6 x 50 :50 desc 1-3/4-6

    Kick set
    2 x 100 2:15
    4 x 50 1:15
    8 x 25 :45 fast

    Freestyle/pull set
    4x
    1 x 200 3:00 long & strong
    1 x 100 1:30 neg split
    1 x 50 :45 fast

    Main set
    4 x 100 1:45 alt 1 easy/1 fast
    4 x 75 1:30 alt 1 easy/1 fast
    4 x 50 1:00 alt 1 easy/ 1 fast
    4 x 25 :45 alt 1 easy/ 1 fast
    [All swims choice]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4400
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  13. Workout 03/24/18: morning

    by , March 24th, 2018 at 06:04 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Full pool today for Masters, a good sign since we are two weeks out from our mini meet!

    2 x [150 swim/50 kick/100 pull] plus 100 easy
    4 x 25 burst and cruise

    1 x Noah's Ark [finished at 6:40, did an extra 100 easy]

    4 x
    - 50 pull on 1:00
    - 25 FAST into 25 easy
    - 100 choice [worked on back and breast]

    200 loosen and out, with some starts thrown in. [I did 100 w/d]
    [Masters/Rec/2300 yds/65 min]
    ===================

    Good swim with Greg, Libby, Kim, Sean, Dedrick, and Kevin. Entries have been slowly coming in for our meet, and it looks like (perhaps) the snow is done!
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  14. 3|20, 3|23, 3|24

    SCM Kicking as normal

    200 IMK's

    shoulder shot didn't help

    Been using a kickboard modified from an old skim board - good for UW's

    Used fins today for UW's - was fun

    also did 20 x 25 fr kick 0n 50 striving 4 30's

    Updated March 25th, 2018 at 10:51 AM by __steve__

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  15. Wed-Fri, March 21-23

    by , March 24th, 2018 at 10:08 AM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    I was pretty down and out from this cold I've had on Monday and Tuesday. One day I did 1000 easy. That was it.


    Wed: Swim/SCY @ Sewy

    Swam with the Sewy team because Pitt practice was cancelled due to weather. I can't remember the workout exactly. I know I warmed up and did some bursts. The team was doing a set. But I did 10 x 25 AFAP + 75 EZ with a couple extra 50 EZs thrown in.


    Thursday:

    Drylands: flutter kicks in streamline on bosu, streamline stands on flat side of bosu, warrior on bosu, seated rows, good mornings, hip thrusters, explosive leg extensions, standing broad jumps, goblet squats, med ball slams, knee tuck jumps, seated straight arm dips

    Did 3-4 miles on treadmill


    Friday: Swim/SCY @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    400 various
    4 x 25 shooters w/fins
    Fooled around with the Colorado backstroke ledges while the team was doing something else. I don't like these ledges; they're hard to get in place and keep them there. The ones they're using at NCAAs are so much better.

    Main sets:

    6 x 100 of something
    -- I did 6 x 50 burst + cruise @ 1:30

    8 x 25 fly @ 100 pace @ :45
    100 EZ

    Team was doing sprint 12 & 16 25s but the interval was too hard for me. So I did 5 x (5 x 25 AFAP + 75 EZ)

    20 x 25 @ :30
    -- I did them odds = back kick @ 100 pace, evens = EZ
    100 EZ


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

    Finally feeling better after struggling for a few days. May just go easy today and crank it up on Sunday. Really looking forward to going to NC for a few days for Lil Fort's spring break. All this snow doesn't feel like spring ...
  16. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/22/18

    by , March 22nd, 2018 at 03:13 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    LCM

    Warm up
    3 x 100 2:00
    6 x 50 1:15 stroke
    3 x 100 1:45

    Kick set
    8 x 50 1:20

    IM/stroke set
    2x
    1 x 100 2:15 25strong/75easy
    1 x 100 2:15 50strong/50easy
    1 x 100 2:15 75strong/25easy
    1 x 100 2:15 100strong
    [RD1 IM/stroke, RD2 choice]

    Free/Pull set
    1 x 400 6:20 300strong/100mod
    2 x 300 5:00 200strong/100mod
    3 x 200 3:10 100strong/100mod
    4 x 100 1:40 strong

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4300
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  17. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout 3/21/18

    by , March 21st, 2018 at 11:48 AM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters GOLD Workout)
    SCY

    Warm up
    4 x 150 2:30
    4 x 75 1:30 IM/stroke
    4 x 25 :30 strong

    Kick set
    1 x 200 4:30
    3 x 100 2:15 desc 1-3

    Stroke set
    2x
    4 x 25 :40 fly
    4 x 25 :40 back
    4 x 25 :40 brst
    [Swims 1/2: perfect stroke, 3/4: strong]

    Free/pull set
    2 x 250 3:45 long & strong
    5 x 100 1:30 last 25 strong
    10 x 50 :45 strong and consistent

    Sprint set
    2x
    1 x 25 :30 easy
    2 x 25 :30 fast
    1 x 25 :30 easy
    3 x 25 :30 fast
    1 x 25 :30 easy
    4 x 25 :30 fast
    [All swims choice]

    Warm down
    4 x 50 1:00

    Total: 4400
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  18. Workout 03/20/18: evening

    by , March 20th, 2018 at 10:36 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Stiff from the long weekend of swimming at Harvard, but happy to get back into the water for practice tonight. Just Greg and I were at the pool.

    300 swim 200 pull 100 kick [extra 100 here]

    8 x 125 on :20sr (25 kick, 75 build, 25 pull)
    -2min interval 1-6 mixing free/back, 2:10 with im on last 2

    100 easy
    100 kick
    4 x 50 from blocks
    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2300 yds/55 min]
    ===========================

    Updated March 21st, 2018 at 10:27 PM by rxleakem

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  19. 03/16-18/2018: New England scy Champs

    by , March 18th, 2018 at 09:11 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Back from a fun weekend of racing in Boston at the annual Harvard meet. With my schedule allowing, I was able to swim all three days of the main meet this year (as opposed to driving down for the day as I have been doing in the recent past). That third big snowstorm didn't materialize here in our area, but in trying to more more wood pellets from the basement to the living room (so my daughter didn't have to while the rest of us went on the trip) I tweaked my back on Wednesday, to the point that it was painful to bend over to tie my shoes. I was able to make it to Masters on Tuesday for a warmup and some burst and cruise swims, but wasn't able to make it back to the pool before the meet. We made the 3 hour drive to Boston on Friday morning in time for event check-in...
    http://meetresults.com/2018/nelmscscy/results.shtml

    Friday:

    100 Free: 53.94 - 3rd (26.33, 27.71)
    -- This was the first event and my back was still tight, even after warmups. I popped a 24.6 at the New Year's meet in January, so these splits seem right on. I need to work the 2nd wall more for a faster 3rd lap when I swim this next. I didn't attack the walls due to the back tightness.

    50 Fly: 27.10 - 5th
    - My start was good and my stroke felt long and powerful. The turn was good, but I need to get some more sdk's in. I was short to the wall and decided to glide...probably should have taken an extra quick stroke.

    100 Back: 1:00.93 - 2nd (29.89, 31.04)
    - I opted not to use the backstroke ledges since I have no experience with them (other than a YouTube video that I watched online). The splits were good, but each wall was horrible and I did not reach my sdk counts. It probably didn't help that I was being conservative as to not agrivate my back. I think I can get back under a minute, especially if I take it out a little faster.

    [My warmup in the regular pool was 1200 yds, and I did a total of 26 laps in the 29yd diving well lanes between events and for warmdown] After my day in the pool was complete we drove into Harvard Square to fart around and grab a late lunch before heading to the hotel to relax.

    Saturday:
    50 Breast: 25.23 - 4th
    - On of these days I will make good on my threat to actually learn to swim this stroke more efficiently (and hopefully faster), but I swam this mostly to get a time for the Flow Swimmers online event that I signed up for. I really worked the walls and tried to get through the event without having my knee protest, and I accomplished both goals.

    200 Back: 2:14.88 - 2nd (31.58, 34.45, 34.54, 34.31)
    - I wanted to get under 2:15 and I did with a beautifully split race (1:06.03, 1:08:85)! So I did a sprint during warmups to try the ledge, and was in lane one. I remember telling my wife that lane was horrible because the flags only reached halfway across the lane. Of course that set me up to swim in lane 1! Anyways, I took it out without much legs and built into it as I planned. The turns were better (as my back was not as sore) and I am I really happy with the swim. I missed swimming with my buddy Trent from RI, but did run into Doug who came down from Maine for the day.

    [Warmups of 1600 yds, plus an additional 18 laps in the big lane between events and for warmdown]. We drove over near BU and picked up a guitar that my son was looking at online before heading back to the hotel to drop off the car. I made reservations online for Hard Rock and we took the T into the city, battleing the drunken St. Patty's Day crowds and pub-crawls. I am happy I made reservations because we bypassed the huge line and were seated and served a lot faster that I expected. After a little shopping we went back to the hotel and vegged out, except for a little walk my son and I took in search for some cookies before bed.

    Sunday:
    50 Back: 27.10 - 2nd
    - I used the ledges again and tried to not stay under as long as I usually do on the second lap. While I wanted to get under 27, I am really happy with this time as I find it so difficult to sprint anything.

    100 IM: 1:02.17 - 3rd (27.22, 34.95)
    - Back in lane 1 and I did my usual out fast then lose it all on breast. I wanted to get under 1:03 and did, beating my time from January. Oh well, this is a top 3 fastest time in the event in my lifetime so I am happy.

    [Warmups of 1300 yards and 22 laps in the big lane between events and for warmdown] After the swims we watched Donna, an 84-year young lady from Maine, crush the 200 fly before driving home.

    Total swimming:
    Warmups: 4100 yds
    Racing: 650 yds
    Warmdown: 1914 yds (66 laps in the well)

    Thoughts...
    - I aged up to the 40-44 group and swam my 100th race as a Masters swimmer with this meet. I have written before that I swam here as an age-grouper and feel blessed with the chance to swim here now. I am amazed to see the certificates from David Berkoff hanging on the walls behind the stands and to take in the brand new score board this year. It is just awesome for me to swim here. It is a very well run meet, this year having more than 650 swimmers, and great folks behing the blocks timing, reffing, and working to make sure everything runs smoothly.
    - My wife and son made the trip. It is funny that in the locker room so many guys talked about their families not being on board to coming to watch. It is a boring meet, even for us swimmers, so I know how our families must feel. Even so, it means a lot to me to see my wife in the stands and know that she is cheering me on.
    - Based on above, I tried to plan my swims so that I wasn't swimming in the first "distance" events of the day, pick back to back events, and avoid sitting at the pool all day. I accomplished that goal! Trying to then plan on when to warm up, try to get in some sprints from the blocks once the main competition pool is open, and then follow the estimated timeline takes some thought. I was able to get on deck before check-ins closed (no online option with this meet) and had some down time between events to not only hang out with my family but check in with my swimming buddies. I even met Guy from a facebook swimgroup and we checked in throughout the meet, even racing side by side in the 100 IM - he touched me out! Dan from Pittsfield aged up to 70 and was breaking lmsc records all weekend long...he might even be gunning from more at our meet in a few weeks.
    - Swimming-wise, I am satisfied with my efforts and performances. After feeling like crap after the WPI scm meet in December, I have committed to swim more Tuesday night practices and the every other Saturday swims that my work schedule allows for. Like Ande has said, I need to stop lugging around this extra 10-15 points which will help make me faster in and of itself. I think that as the weather gets warmer I will be able to get back on the bike and schedule some 5k's to help with overall fitness and weight management. I also need to be more proactive with shoulder and knee exercises as both issues have not been too bothersome, although the long meet has reminded me of them. I also need to figure out breastroke.

    Well, that's a wrap from Harvard. I'm really pleased with the meet and the opportunity to get some racing in after all the hours of training.

    Updated March 19th, 2018 at 09:17 PM by rxleakem

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  20. Wed-Sun, March 14-18

    by , March 18th, 2018 at 08:59 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Wed: Swim/SCY @ Pitt

    Can't remember what I did anymore. I know there were bursts, AFAP 25s and some 100 pace 50s.


    Thursday: off


    Friday: Swim/SCY @ Pitt

    Warm up:

    400 various
    5 x 50 DPS free w/paddles @ 1:45 (they were doing 100s)
    8 x 25 shooters w/fins @ :45

    Main sets:

    This main set was good for me, gave me plenty of rest to do 8 x 25 AFAP + 75 EZ and a fast 50. Sat on the wall like a good sprinter.

    2 rounds:
    1 x 150 fast @ 6:00
    1 x 100 fast @ 6:00
    1 x 75 fast @ 6:00
    1 x 60 fast @ 6:00

    100 EZ


    Saturday:

    I woke up with a cold on Friday, so didn't feel that great. I did hit the gym for an hour and did: RC ex, explosive leg extensions, extreme angle squat w/15 lb DB @ 5:00, meds ball slams, good mornings, seated row, cable twist w/yoga ball, seated straight arm dips, single leg stand on flat side of bosu, hip abductors, leg press

    Because I didn't feel that well, I didn't swim in our local meet. But I went to spectate and had a blast watching and cheering for everyone.



    Sunday: Swim/SCY/Solo:

    Warm up:

    500 various
    100 scull
    4 x 25 shooters
    50 EZ

    Mains sets:

    5 rounds:
    1 x 50 @ 100 pace @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ @ 2:00

    100 EZ

    5 rounds:
    1 x 50 @ 100 pace @ 1:00
    1 x 50 EZ @ 2:00

    100 EZ


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    Between having a cold and being sore from weights, I didn't even attempt any AFAP work today. Hopefully, I will be able to work hard this week.