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Sun, Jan. 13, 2013 Wenatchee Masters Meet Results

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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
Ditto

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??

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Updated January 13th, 2013 at 08:30 PM by jaadams1

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  1. jbs's Avatar
    Great mile for both of you! Great meet!
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Congrats. It's always nice when all that hard work pays off.
  3. fdtotten's Avatar
    Well done! A great 1650 race, gritty second half with a KA final 50.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Great, great mile. Nice going.
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jbs
    Great mile for both of you! Great meet!
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Congrats. It's always nice when all that hard work pays off.
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    Well done! A great 1650 race, gritty second half with a KA final 50.
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Great, great mile. Nice going.
    Thanks a lot everyone!! I've definitely been putting in the work this season, and I know it paid off today. A masters best time, no special suit (only a regular brief), full beard and more, and no tapering yet. I can't wait till later in the year. After going over the splits, I also was able to pull off a negative split 1650, which was the very first time in my life that has EVER happened!
    ...I'm just sad that I haven't yet been able to pull together a decent 200 Free in almost forever...
  6. aztimm's Avatar
    Sounds like a great meet for both of you!
    How was the turnout for the meet?
  7. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Sounds like a great meet for both of you!
    How was the turnout for the meet?
    It's fun when you do great!

    We had about 45 people at the meet, smallish in size, but the rest was adequate.
  8. ekw's Avatar
    Great meet! I'm a little bummed you didn't do the 500 as free - even wasted it might have been a good measure of where you are for Indy. Are people in your neck of the woods used to the fly/IM shenanigans of you and TG yet?
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Your training is definitely paying off! Good show in the mile!
  10. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    Great meet! I'm a little bummed you didn't do the 500 as free - even wasted it might have been a good measure of where you are for Indy. Are people in your neck of the woods used to the fly/IM shenanigans of you and TG yet?
    I probably could've done a "decent" 500, but I knew it wouldn't have been that great. I've already done a 5:18 and 5:19 a couple months ago. I can be faster than that today if I would do it, just not right after that mile swim.

    And yes, our area knows about the stuff that T.G. and I throw out in meets, so no one really even blinked when we did fly.
  11. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Your training is definitely paying off! Good show in the mile!
    Thanks! But I think my training really showed in the 25 Breast! It almost beat my backstroke time
  12. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Thanks! But I think my training really showed in the 25 Breast! It almost beat my backstroke time
    Well done in that Mile. That is a solid time given all the training you have been doing leading up to it. How low can you go with a taper????
  13. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin S
    Well done in that Mile. That is a solid time given all the training you have been doing leading up to it. How low can you go with a taper????
    Honestly I don't know how low I can go with a taper. I haven't ever been able to train with this intensity since college years, so I don't really know. I never really was able to get much out of a taper in the past few years as it was...so anything will be great! I would guess that in the mile race, I'll probably be able to cut 1.5 - 2+ seconds per 100 pace off when it comes down to it. Maybe more, honestly, who knows?
    I'll seed myself with probably around this time at Nationals, and just see what happens. I'd rather not be in a heat that is "too fast" for me, though the encouragement of multiple rabbits could be a good thing too.
  14. lcbabich's Avatar
    Nice mile! Made it enjoyable to watch the race.
  15. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lcbabich
    Nice mile! Made it enjoyable to watch the race.
    Thanks! though it was painful fun from my vantage point.