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Workout 11/15/12: Preston's birthday

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00 Fr/200 Bk/200 IM drill w/u
4 x 100 kick on 1:45

5 x 200 on 2:45
- 1-2: FR pull with buoy
- 3-4: 100 FR/100 BK pull with buoy
- 5: IM - went 2:40

5 x 50 on :55
- 1-4: Quarter's Strong
- 5: FAST - went 26 high

Noah's Ark as loosen and out
(Solo/Rec/2750 yds/50 min)
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Still feeling the effects of this head cold, which I am thankful has not moved to my chest. Have been able to catch up on rest, which is the most helpful thing for me, so I had a nice swim today with a little bit of speed play. I will be dry through the weekend, and plan to get back into the swim of things early next week before the holiday.

I signed up for the BU meet today. I split request the 800 during the 1500 last weekend so I don't have to travel to Boston on the Friday of the meet to swim it. I am planning to drive down in the morning and spend the night in the city. They offer all SCM events (except the 1500), and a max of 5 events per day. As is usually the case, I'll be swimming some back to back events, but after looking at last year's timeline and the number of entries so far this year, I should be able to get some rest between efforts. Last year 515 swimmers entered, and we are only at 142 right now, which bodes well for me to get more rest I decided to swim 5 a day, and here is my lineup:

6 Male 100 SCM IM 1:11.62 12/08/2012
8 Male 200 SCM Breast 3:13.31 12/08/2012
12 Male 200 SCM Back 2:24.82 12/08/2012
18 Male 50 SCM Fly 0:31.20 12/08/2012
20 Male 200 SCM Free 2:14.30 12/08/2012

30 Male 400 SCM Free 4:45.57 12/09/2012
34 Male 100 SCM Free 1:00.43 12/09/2012
38 Male 50 SCM Back 0:31.15 12/09/2012
44 Male 200 SCM Fly 2:43.33 12/09/2012
48 Male 100 SCM Back 1:07.75 12/09/2012

I have three gridges going at this point - 200 breast with Aztimm (looks like Stud will be on the DL for this), the parlay 400 FR with Jaadams1, That Guy, qbrain, and Aztimm, and the 50 back with Fortress Any other takers? Most know of my lack of fondness for the 2breast, but thought it would be fun to swim it with the guys and use it as an excuse to work my worst stroke for IM purposes. Fort beat me last year, so I will use that for motivation to come out this year (although she'll probably beat me again ).

Now, what about that 200 fly? It was a toss up between doing that again (and racking up more individual points since last year only one person in my age group swam it) or the 50 breast, which is right before the 100 back - I opted to loaf a 200 fly for points and get more rest for the backstroke. 1600 scm's of racing, three hours travel each way - and I have to be at work the next day for a 12 hour shift.

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  1. ekw's Avatar
    Happy birthday, Preston!
  2. rxleakem's Avatar
    My son is 15 today, and we surprised him with a pizza party after school with his class. Cake tonight - with ice cream, of course
  3. aztimm's Avatar
    We might end up in the same heat for the 200 breast. I put 3:10 as my seed time, but I did it in 3:05 last year. I haven't been swimming that much breast so who knows how I'll do...

    We won't be anywhere near the same heat for the 400 free. I want to do this just to stay ahead of qbrain
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    I want to do this just to stay ahead of qbrain
    That shouldn't be difficult.
  5. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    That shouldn't be difficult.
    I think I'm only ahead by .2 sec, or something like that...and he has a meet this weekend. At least I'll know what my target time is.
  6. rxleakem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    We might end up in the same heat for the 200 breast. I put 3:10 as my seed time, but I did it in 3:05 last year. I haven't been swimming that much breast so who knows how I'll do...
    I think my converted time from Harvard is 3:14, and I checked out the entries and results from last year figuring that we should get into the same heat.
  7. qbrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    We won't be anywhere near the same heat for the 400 free. I want to do this just to stay ahead of qbrain
    Tomorrow morning around 7:45am in quite possibly the worst pool I swim in, the bar will be reset. And chowmi won't even be there to tell me how horrible my starts are this year

    What are you planning on throwing down? I need a 5:19 or so to beat James but it looks like I am going to have to put some effort into this to come out on top of all the gridgers who keep adding their names to the list.
  8. qbrain's Avatar
    Mike, No more gridges for you. You dropped too much time this year SCY for me to get suckered into any more gridges with you. Luckily, I think I can beat your time drop in the gridge we have
  9. rxleakem's Avatar
    I think TG added my name to the list! Have a good race, and old Sammy saveup rx will give it a real shot in a few weeks.