by, October 14th, 2012 at 06:23 PM (392 Views)
Rowdy Gaines Classic - my first SCM meet -- perhaps ever. We swam in the diving well, which was the perfect temperature. Unfortunately, the "warm up" pool was like 75 degrees & I avoided it. That cost me dearly, I'm afraid. Tried to "warm up" in the shower before the 200 after my disastrous 400, and it did help, marginally. Not sure I enjoyed this venue so much.
100 IM 1:25 (3 sec faster than I guessed)
100 Breast 1:40? what happened?
400 Free 5:18 (12 sec faster than I guessed)
200 Free 2:27 (8 sec faster than I guessed)
Most of those "guessed times" were sort of conversion times that I rounded up from last year, so technically I guess that means I've improved? Felt horrible in the water. Went to Universal Studios Saturday afternoon until about 8pm (6 hours) & was so bushed didn't even bother to swim on Sunday. Ah well. Next time.