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10/20-21 - NW SCM Zone Champs Results Day 1 & 2

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What a meet! There was lots of fast swimming all around from most of the swimmers in the meet. NW Forumites did quite well too.

The only negative to everyone having such a good meet is that a lot of records were broken as well I'm sure. Now why is that a negative you ask?? Because YOURS TRULY is the admin-dude for the NW Zone SCM Zone records, and will be preoccupied over the next few days re-writing the record book...

I swam my normal practices this week, with a cutback on my normal fin kicking to about 75% of the distances the kids were doing on the same interval, then cut back on Thursday pretty good (about 3200 yards), and didn't swim Friday as practice was cancelled for the team. I did shave down for this meet, but not exactly a full taper. It was my last shot this year at my good events in a SCM pool for TTs in 2012. Wore a TYR Fusion 2 brief for the meet.

SATURDAY
400 Free - 4:28.93 +3.5 seconds from my Canadian Nats time
30.38 / 33.03 (1:03.4)
33.92 / 34.16 (1:08.1)
34.42 / 34.62 (1:09.0)
34.62 / 34.78 (1:08.4)
Good splits overall, at least I held semi-even, though they gradually climbed up and up, and I just couldn't bring it back at the end. Dead tired. TG beat me...he'd better remember this one, 'cause it won't happen very often. Very nice swim by TG...he came home very well, and in my head I thought I was doing sooooo poorly, when in reality it wasn't too bad.

200 Fly - 2:18.84 -3.5 seconds and a new LMSC record!
31.11 / 34.99
36.29 / 36.45
This was a very good swim, and I was honestly surprised with the result after my previous 400 event 10-15 minutes prior. I had a psychological race against a young woman (18-24) a couple lanes over, and she hung with me pretty close till around the 125/150 or so...then bye bye.
Also in the same heat, PNA's Scott Lautman set a new WR in the Mens 60-64 200 SCM Fly with a 2:29.40!!!
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR6DT9jwqjU"]10-20-12 - 200 SCM Fly - NW Zone Federal Way, WA - YouTube[/nomedia]



200 IM - 2:23.82 -5 seconds
30.00 / 38.90
41.82 / 33.10
Got out good, backstroke was so-so , breaststroke, I had the 4th fastest split of all competitors!, and free I just tried to keep KNelson from catching me!

200 Breast - 2:45.51 -3 seconds, and a new LMSC record!! I'm surprised by this one!
37.01 / 42.71
43.77 / 42.02
The final 50 I gave it all I could 'cause I knew there was a shot that Allen Stark would be a coming!!
I told Allen I was going to take it out "relaxed", and he misunderstood my definition of this and was out with me pretty close at the 100...then I guess he got tired, or took a breath of water.
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTHx6x3r4Dw"]10-20-12 - 200 SCM Breast - NW Zone Federal Way, WA - YouTube[/nomedia]



800 IM - 10:42.58
Fly - 32.60 / 37.47 / 38.94 / 39.56 (2:28.57)
Back - 43.66 / 41.77 / 41.67 / 41.74 (2:48.84)
Breast - 45.88 / 45.94 / 45.69 / 46.15 (3:03.66)
Free - 35.97 / 35.62 / 35.41 / 34.51 (2:21.51)

In the whole scheme of things, this race wasn't truly that difficult. Granted, I am a natural 200 Flyer, so the beginning was no problem for me, and the first 50 of backstroke was my "recovery". If you look at each stroke as a whole, they were basically even or descended throughout the stroke, so I swam it well. I looked up the Austrailian masters record for my age group, and missed it by a mere 5 seconds. 99% sure I'll never do this again.


SUNDAY
400 IM - 5:06.11 +2 seconds from my best
30.72 / 35.32 (1:06.04)
41.47 / 40.93 (1:22.40)
43.95 / 44.75 (1:28.70)
35.14 / 33.83 (1:08.97)
My fly was out about perfect split, backstroke was slow...no arm turnover, breaststroke didn't get my feet snapping around, and freestyle I was dead. Still a decent overall swim. I need to be about 3 seconds faster in the back and breast, and another 3 or so faster on the free coming home for my goal time.
KNelson was a few seconds behind me through the whole race just to keep me honest.
The overall winner young-dude was a 4:56, but was DQ'd for something...must've cheated to beat me by 10 seconds!
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvLS5gwWYhE"]10-21-12 400 SCM IM, NW Zone Federal Way, WA - YouTube[/nomedia]

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  1. knelson's Avatar
    The overall winner young-dude was a 4:56, but was DQ'd for something
    I was talking to him in the locker room after the 1500 and he said the referee told him he crossed his legs on one of the breast pullouts. Not sure why'd you'd want to do that and didn't know it was illegal! Maybe it looked like he started his dolphin kick too early.

    Anyway, great meet James. You might have been rested a tad, but obviously this wasn't anywhere near a full rest and you still swam great.
  2. rxleakem's Avatar
    Think of all that overtime you'll be racking up with the updates to the record book!

    Great meet!
  3. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    Think of all that overtime you'll be racking up with the updates to the record book!
    Billable to USMS at $50 an hour, I'm sure!
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Billable to USMS at $50 an hour, I'm sure!
    Sounds like a plan!
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    I was talking to him in the locker room after the 1500 and he said the referee told him he crossed his legs on one of the breast pullouts. Not sure why'd you'd want to do that and didn't know it was illegal! Maybe it looked like he started his dolphin kick too early.
    Interesting for sure. We'll have to check the replay, someone throw the red flag.
    Anyway, great meet James. You might have been rested a tad, but obviously this wasn't anywhere near a full rest and you still swam great.
    Thanks Kirk!
  6. That Guy's Avatar
    TG beat me...he'd better remember this one, 'cause it won't happen very often. Very nice swim by TG...he came home very well, and in my head I thought I was doing sooooo poorly, when in reality it wasn't too bad.
    . Thanks James! You beat me 3 out of 4 races yesterday but yeah, I will remember the 400 free

    Excellent racing this weekend! Sandpoint may happen... Stay tuned...
  7. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    . Thanks James! You beat me 3 out of 4 races yesterday but yeah, I will remember the 400 free

    Excellent racing this weekend! Sandpoint may happen... Stay tuned...
    Thanks!! Should you be at Sandpoint, you must enter the 200 Fly in memory of Peony!!
  8. aztimm's Avatar
    Looks like you had a fantastic meet! And that's an awesome time for the 200 breast, especially with all the other stuff you swam.
  9. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Looks like you had a fantastic meet! And that's an awesome time for the 200 breast, especially with all the other stuff you swam.
    Thanks Tim! Still looking for a challenge for the IGLA meet?
  10. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Thanks Tim! Still looking for a challenge for the IGLA meet?
    Maybe, but that is so far off that it isn't on my radar yet.

    You going to Boston?
  11. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Maybe, but that is so far off that it isn't on my radar yet.

    You going to Boston?
    Nope, I've got a USAS meet (our home meet) right here in town the same time. A little cheaper that way.
  12. That Guy's Avatar
    400 free gridge standings...

    Code:
               Old     New     Diff
    That Guy 4:42.30 4:27.76 -14.54
    jaadams1 4:25.17 4:28.93  +3.76
    knelson  4:24.66 4:30.79  +6.13
    rxleakem 4:51.57 x:xx.xx -xx.xx
    aztimm   5:16.45 x:xx.xx -xx.xx
    qbrain   5:16.86 x:xx.xx -xx.xx
  13. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    400 free gridge standings...

    Code:
               Old     New     Diff
    That Guy 4:42.30 4:27.76 -14.54
    jaadams1 4:25.17 4:28.93  +3.76
    knelson  4:24.66 4:30.79  +6.13
    rxleakem 4:51.57 x:xx.xx -xx.xx
    aztimm   5:16.45 x:xx.xx -xx.xx
    qbrain   5:16.86 x:xx.xx -xx.xx
    My goal, is to not be at the bottom of that list anymore.
  14. That Guy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    My goal, is to not be at the bottom of that list anymore.
    Then your target time is 5:22.98
  15. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    My goal, is to not be at the bottom of that list anymore.
    I could beat your gridge time doing 3 of the 4 strokes for a 400. C'mon man!!
  16. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    Then your target time is 5:22.98
    Wow, it must really suck to be knelson.
  17. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    I could beat your gridge time doing 3 of the 4 strokes for a 400. C'mon man!!
    Anything under 5:00 is probably faster than your 400 fly or 400 back right? And that is what I have to do to beat That Guy.... hmmm.
  18. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    My goal, is to not be at the bottom of that list anymore.
    You can probably do that in a solo swim and just get Medicine_Woman to time you. Seriously, I have no idea how my time is faster, even by such a small margin. You should be 15+ sec faster.
    My goal is to just not get slower
  19. That Guy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    Wow, it must really suck to be knelson.
    It took him slightly less than 18 minutes to drown his sorrows.
  20. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    Anything under 5:00 is probably faster than your 400 fly or 400 back right? And that is what I have to do to beat That Guy.... hmmm.
    A 400 Fly, I'd be out about like my 800 IM (2:28ish or faster), and probably be around 2:40 for the 2nd 200, so not too far off from 5:00. Backstroke, that's not a stroke anyway, it's recovery.
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