Sunday, April 1, 2012 NW Zone Day 2 results
by, April 1st, 2012 at 11:49 PM (1555 Views)
This morning was a rough morning. I slept well, in fact, very well. I've always had a rough 2nd day at this particular meet, and now I know why. The elevation difference and the body somewhat trying to acclimate to it.
I learned this last year when I went to Salt Lake City for a 2 day meet. Well...short story version: I was talking with the college coaches for the cross country teams at the airport about competition at altitude, and they said through their research that individuals from lower altitudes that go to higher altitudes have a much better chance of doing well, IF they can make the commute and compete on the same day. The longer your body stays there, the harder it gets...for a while. They said it takes almost 2 weeks for your body to become 90% or more accustomed to the thinner air. So...if possible, try to schedule your trips to compete the same day as travel, or just forget the 2nd day!
Last night at the Inland NW annual meeting, the Wenatchee Valley Masters cleaned house on the awards that were given out. We had:
Can't really do any better than that as a team in the LMSC! Now we just have to try to improve on that over the next year!
- High Point Female (season total) - Carolyn Magee
- High Point Male (was a race between myself and another older teammate). The other guy ended up getting the award. - Jack Bevier
- Most Dedicated Award - James Adams - for taking on the Top Ten and Records and improving on it. My "work" in the forums of promoting swimming and talking about us "little guys" in the Inland NW, in addition to my extensive travel looking for other places to compete outside of the LMSC. I've also newly taken on the webmaster position for the LMSC, which is going to be a pain in the butt for a while, till I learn the system.
- Most Inspirational Award - Peony Munger - many of you remember her story of the miles of butterfly over the past year, in addition to her battle of Pancreatic Cancer (she has outlived the doctor's estimate by over 6 months already). Through all her chemo treatments and everything she's been going to, she hasn't missed a practice that she was available to get to. She really loves her team, teammates, and the sport of swimming. It was a very happy occasion.
- Overall Season Team Points Championship - Wenatchee Valley Masters
500 Free - did this as 500 Fly 5:58.40 - best time as far as my 4 500 Flys that I've done.
28.0 / 32.9
35.3 / 36.4
37.1 / 37.8
38.2 / 38.4
38.6 / 35.5
I was happy that I broke 6:00 with this, which was my goal. After all the talk last night at the meeting with the Inspirational Award, I wanted to do a 500 Fly for Peony to actually witness in person. She wasn't able to see my 1000 Fly swim last fall, so this was a perfect opportunity.
Originally, I was going to go for the LMSC record in the 500 Free (5:06), but I just wasn't feeling it today anyway, so that made it easier to do fly as well.
100 Fly - 56.68 Masters Best Time by 0.2 seconds
Not bad for coming after the 500 Fly either. I had to chase Ian Mosher from PNA who ended up going a 51.98!! WOW!!
26.5 / 30.1
200 Free - 2:00.29 - shouldn't have swum this. I could barely even haul myself to the blocks for the race...but I don't like to skip events. At least I held my splits. I think I'm going to stay away from freestyle events for a while. Just not feeling it either.
28.3 / 30.1 / 30.9 / 30.9
200 IM - 2:12.14 - good considering how I felt, this was decent.
27.0 / 35.3 / 39.0 / 30.7
Also, got my splits from Day 1's events:
400 IM - 4:34.65
27.2 / 31.6
36.8 / 36.6 ouch
39.9 / 40.5 ouch
31.5 / 30.6 ouch
200 Fly - 2:06.30
27.7 / 31.0
34.1 / 33.5