Monday, Feb 18 - Meet Resuts
by, February 18th, 2013 at 06:30 PM (1345 Views)
Sort of a mixed bag. Here's times compared with last year- this year first, last year second
50 Free - 29.5; 29.44 - But my goggles came off on my dive and hung around my upper lip, so between the distraction, drag, and not being able to see the wall for my turn clearly, I figure I did ok
100 Free - 1:02.62; 1:02.88 a little improvement
200 Free - 2:22.07; 2:19.12 my last 50 was a 35.62 compared to 36.19 (2nd) and 37.15 (3rd) - I cruised to much in the middle
500 Free - 6:25.37; 6:23.57 again I cruised too much in the middle - my last 100 was 1:14.6; but I went 1:18.5; 1:20.2; and 1:20.1 in the middle - I lost concentration
1650 Free - 21:47.79; 22:08.46 - Ok 21 seconds better
50 Back - 33.83; 34.77 - Ok almost a second faster
100 Back - 1:12.51; 1:14.29 - Another good improvement - 1.8 seconds
200 Back - 2:42.09; 2:41.29 - .8 seconds slower; thought I was going to cruise it much like last year, but I just didn't have it; couldn't breathe and even did 3 open turns so I could get air; don't know what was wrong - except for the looming 200 IM in 17 minutes
50 Fly - 36.87 - first time ever - last event on Saturday and I just tried to stay long and smooth
200 IM 2:53.89 - first time ever - Last event of meet; once again jus wanted to stay long and smooth and ruin myself on the fly; then I had no sprint left in me
Sort of seems like I did an awful lot of work the past year for very little improvement. I did have some pretty significant distractions last year and leading up to the meet, but still. I think a lot of it was mental doing some new things and not enough work on sprinting. Focusing on yardage meant I worked more on pacing. So, I don't know how to sprint the 50's and 100's or hold on to the 200's and 500. Just my thoughts.
Now I'm thinking I should forget about doing 5000+ yard workouts and getting to 600 miles this year. Instead, I should cut back to 4000 - 4500 yards and work on speed. Slow the interval, increase the pace and gradually work both back down. Also, I need to work in a true sprint workout week, and maybe have one distance workout a week. The other thing to work on is kickinng and breathing (more strokes per breath).
Think I should also find some more meets to swim in for practice and feedback.