Sun, Jan. 13, 2013 Wenatchee Masters Meet Results
by, January 13th, 2013 at 09:12 PM (1438 Views)
So happy to finally have a meet right at home today! Every other meet is so far "out there" that it's nice to be able to swim right at home. Today was nice as well, because I had some very nice competition today from that guy who lives on the west side of the state: That Guy! It's not too far timewise, aside from the mountain passes which can be an adventure at times.
1650 Free - 18:03.13 (masters best time, new LMSC record)
I was feeling pretty good about this event beforehand, and I probably took it out a bit faster than I should have. For some reason the splits didn't get recorded on the official computer results in Meet Manager...not sure why, but being the Top Ten Recorder person for the LMSC, I have the hard copies of all the meet paperwork/deck computer timing tapes/etc., so I can actually look up my splits for BLOG purposes.
For That Guy's info, I will place his splits next to mine, as he also had a very good neck and neck race with me.
Dist. / James / T.G. / (Differtial me vs. him)
100 - 59.53 / 1:01.13 (1.60)
200 - 2:04.81 / 2:06.38 (1.57)
300 - 3:10.39 / 3:11.39 (1.00)
400 - 4:16.48 / 4:16.58 (0.10)
500 - 5:22.92 / 5:22.29 (-0.63) <== "changing of the guard" here
600 - 6:29.24 / 6:28.12 (-1.12)
700 - 7:36.08 / 7:34.58 (-1.50)
800 - 8:43.78 / 8:41.12 (-2.66)
900 - 9:51.54 / 9:47.61 (-3.93)
1000 - 10:58.89 / 10:54.89 (-4.00)
1100 - 12:05.74 / 12:01.86 (-3.88)
1200 - 13:11.78 / 13:08.91 (-2.87)
1300 - 14:18.67 / 14:16.19 (-2.48)
1400 - 15:24.32 / 15:22.89 (-1.43)
1500 - 16:29.59 / 16:28.57 (-1.02)
1600 - 17:33.97 / 17:33.97 (0.00) <== Exactly tied here with a 50 to go!
1650 - 18:03.13 / 18:04.53 (1.40)
Masters best times for both of us as well! My age group coach John was there taking splits for me, and encouraging me onward through the race. Around the 7/8/900 point of the race, I was hurting bad, and wanting to back off, but knew John would've needed a real good excuse if I did.
It was good that I had kept relatively close to T.G., because having the rabbit out front can be encouraging when you want it to be. I was very happy with this swim, and I'm sure T.G. was as well, though he went to the gutter after the race for "just in case" reasons. I was very glad to have someone to swim this race with me today, and we pushed each other to just about the max. The rest of my day took a hit on performances, but it's all good.
100 Free - 54.42
Pretty much blah, but what do you expect after a killer mile?
Note: I should probably retire from this event altogether.
200 Back - 2:20.45
Sprint Fun - Unsanctioned 25s:
25 Fly - 11.83 - did it without a breath. (1st overall)
25 Back - 14.02 - SDKing was good, then was almost to the end (2nd overall)
25 Breast - 14.40 - I like this one. I had a completely different type of breaststroke on this one (1st overall)
25 Free - 11.33 - OK I guess (2nd overall)
These races basically consisted of the fast 25, hit the cooldown lane for a 25 back to the start end (wait for the reseeded chaos) and sprint another 25. Kind of a mini-workout in the middle of the meet.
Had a final leg on a 400 Free Relay at this point - didn't give much effort and cruised a 1:01
200 Free - 1:59.17
This was just hard. Still feeling the effects of the 1650. T.G. was right with me on this one...kicking my butt (meaning that he's tougher than me)
Swam the final leg on a 200 Free Relay, pretty much a cooldown swim
500 Free (swam as Fly) - 6:08.08
T.G. and myself both decided we would be worthless as far as putting together a "good" 500 Free race, so what the heck??