Sink Or Swim Classic Premeet Prep
by, October 13th, 2010 at 12:13 PM (2446 Views)
Those of you who talk with me on the forums have probably seen my signature promoting the Libertyville Masters Sink or Swim Classic in Vernon Hills Illinois. Those of you who know me REALLY well (and now everyone) will know that I will be wearing this brief during the meet:
To all of you who think that this is ridiculous - YOU'RE WELCOME, I've now opened your mind.
To all of you who believe that this is awesome and classy - THANK YOU.
Fun Fact: All summer I swam SCM at Vernon Hill High School - the very pool where this meet will be held. Since September we have been swimming SCY.
I decided to sign up for as many events as I could - including relays for this meet. It's going to be a blast and I figure "Why not? I don't plan on winning anything - I just plan on pushing myself through this and making it a fun time."
Events And Goals
So I decided I wanted my first swim of the day to be the longest swim of the meet. I plan on using this event as a double whammy.
1) It'll be a PR. No matter what.
2) It'll be a great warm up before the 50 free which is my next event.
My goal for this event is to swim it in 7:00. That will be an average 100 around 1:45
It seems like this might be an easy goal for many of you, but its hard to say for me since I'm so used to swimming SCY, I come in around 1:30-1:35 on the 100 during practice, so I'm hoping that extra 7 foot or so won't equate to much more than 10 seconds.
The 50m free is placed perfectly. Its a race I really like and a race I would like to do well in. I learned some painful lessons this summer swimming it in LCM and I'm excited to give it another go.
My goal for this event is to swim it in under 36 seconds
When I swam SCY in march, I swam my 50 (tapered) in roughly around 33 seconds. I don't see any reason why I couldn't beat that now non-tapered. I can swim a 35 at the end of practice these days (so I'm already exhausted and its a push off the wall).
I'm not good at breast stroke. I'm very aware of it. I know I should take the time, I just haven't. I'll admit it fully and readily. That being said:
My goal in this event is to beat my LCM time of 59.57 seconds
I shall not fear the event! I shall embrace it!
Even though the 50 is the event I want to do the most well in, the 100 IM is the event I'm most excited about! I've more or less just learned butterfly in the last couple months and I'm excited about the prospect of finally getting to do it in a race! I practiced my transition off the wall from fly to back once the other night and its a LOT of fun!
My goal in this event is to swim it in under 2 minutes.
The 100 IM is just the stepping stone. By January I'm hoping to be able to do the 200 IM and stick with that event for a while while I build up my strength/endurance to do the 400 IM.
The 50 Back is one of those events I like - but I'm not great at. This will have been after all of my other 4 events + 2 relays. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be more of a flooded kayak than swimmer at this point.
My goal in this event - given the circumstances - is survival. That being said, I'd like to swim it in under 50 seconds
Thanks for reading! I hope to have video of this!