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Power Hour Friday - Wasserman plus

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by , August 26th, 2011 at 09:21 AM (289 Views)
One of the more entertaining and underreported swims from Nationals was Neil Wasserman's 1500... at least I think it was him. Neil grabbed everyone's attention when he led off the 1500 with a 200 IM. At 200m he started another 50 fly and the engineers and mathemeticains huddled together to figure out exactly what he was doing. The prevailing theory was 7 x 200m IM plus 100m of something... probably fly/back. That theory was shot down at 400m when he did an extra 50 Free. Then at 450m, he did another 50 fly and looked like he was back on another 200 IM. Except at 600m he did an extra 50 br followed by 100 fr. After thinking maybe there was no pattern, I threw out the prediction that he would do an extra 50 bk at 850m. When he did, all the engineers and mathemeticians bowed before me while the nearby cute girls sneered and whispered "nerd!" under their breath. Wherever you are Neil... you pioneer of bizarre swims... you guru of distance IM... this workout's for you!

7 Wasserman, Neil R 56 O*H* 22:15.00 22:30.60 4.00
31.45 1:20.50(49.05) 2:11.13(50.63) 2:52.57(41.44)
3:33.34(40.77) 4:21.41(48.07) 5:12.36(50.95) 5:53.76(41.40)
6:29.48(35.72) 7:15.94(46.46) 8:04.93(48.99) 8:56.03(51.10)
9:46.79(50.76) 10:29.30(42.51) 11:11.88(42.58) 11:51.16(39.28)
12:40.96(49.80) 13:28.12(47.16) 14:19.35(51.23) 15:10.40(51.05)
15:52.82(42.42) 16:35.21(42.39) 17:15.28(40.07) 17:57.76(42.48)
18:47.55(49.79) 19:33.79(46.24) 20:25.44(51.65) 21:15.81(50.37)
21:55.43(39.62) 22:30.60(35.17)

SCY

100 Warm-up

175 Free/25 Kick - 3:00
200 Free/50 Kick - 3:45
225 Free/75 Kick - 4:30
250 Free/100 Kick - 5:15
275 Free/125 Kick - 6:00
300 Free/200 Kick - 7:30

50 Easy

The Wasserman Plus (Convert 200 IM to 400 IM + 500 IM)

200 IM - 3:00
200 IM/50 fr - 3:45
50fl/50bk/100br/100fr - 4:30
50fl/100bk/100br/100fr - 5:15
400 IM - 6:00
500 IM - 7:30

200 Cool down

Note: we did ours short course in about the same time Neil did his long course. Roger did it the manly way and added his second 200 IM from the front (fly first). I made the 400 IM right at 6:00 and knew I was in a lot of trouble for the 500 IM. Ended up mixing 50 free into the 125 Fly and 50 fly into the 125 free on the 500 IM. I did make 7:30... but barely.

(4350 Total)

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  1. Matthewivan9's Avatar
    I swim with Neil here in Ohio. You should see some of the workouts he does. He is truly an amazing swimmer.