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Saturday, March 3, 2013 Coeur d'Alene, ID Meet Results

Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average.
Got up this morning and left about 5:30am, which was a 2 hour sleep in for me, so I was happy. At least I wasn't going to work, but I do have to go in on Sunday morning instead since I missed today for the meet. Work still has to get done.

There were about 60 people in the meet today, but it was spread out nicely on the total timeline, going from ~10:15am till 4:30ish pm when the final 1500 heat finished. I didn't space out the events too well though, doing the first 2, last 2, and one in the first 1/3 of the meet as well, in addition to 3 relays with my workout group. It was a good day of swimming, having over 3000 meters of racing in 8 races, plus all the warmups/cooldowns, and the 205 miles of driving each way to and from the meet.

200 IM - 2:25.27
30.04 / 38.23 / 43.72 / 33.28
My legs were just dead after the backstroke...during the breaststroke leg, I thought to myself "boy the 400 IM is going to hurt later".

400 Free - 4:33.08
30.80 / 33.73 (1:04.53)
34.91 / 35.13 (1:10.04)
35.17 / 34.99 (1:10.16)
34.55 / 33.80 (1:08.35)
Not too shabby. A few seconds slower than last fall, but this was a few heats after the 200 IM as well. At least it was split decently.

50 Free leadoff in the 200 Free Relay - 26.76
Pretty sure this is a SCM best time in the 50 for me.

200 Free - 2:08.01
29.44 / 32.18 / 33.29 / 33.10
This was a better swim than this meet last year, at least in terms of time. I got "dusted" (to use That Guy's words) by Larry Krauser, a 60 year old who just set the World Record in the 200 Free right next to me. He dusted me by 0.05 seconds, but did admit that I gave him a hell of a draft for the first 150 of the race.

100 Fly split in the 400 Medley Relay - 1:05.40
This was just fun with the team. I caught us back up after the neighboring relay left us in the breaststroke leg. Good thing our Wenatchee team has a flyer

200 Free leadoff in the 800 Free Relay - 2:19.40
I originally was going to do the 200 like normal, but my earlier time was good enough, so thought I'd do a 100 Split Request. Went a 59.30 UGH!! super tired!!, and then had to finish my leg as quickly as I could manage. Our team was going for the LMSC record as well. We did get that by about 5 seconds.

400 IM - 5:19.11
32.07 / 37.55 (1:09.62) - serious...I tried to go easy
43.37 / 42.85 (1:26.22)
46.19 / 46.56 (1:32.75)
35.40 / 35.12 (1:10.52)
I was just DEAD prior to this race. I didn't want to swim it, but did it anyway on sheer principle. You sign up for it, you swim it.

1500 Free - 18:19.46 - New LMSC Record

I was semi-dead tired prior to this one as well, and almost just fell into the pool off the blocks. We had no counters either (our fault for not trying to find one), but magically around lap 17 or so some numbers starting appearing in my lane! Thank you mystery person!! I wouldn't have been able to count the whole thing myself.
I just cruised alongside That Guy for the first 3-400 of the race. My UGHness starting wearing off, so I decided to pick up the pace a bit to see what happened, and I felt okay. I kept looking over to T.G. to see if he was coming, but didn't seem to want to. Around the 800, I tried giving another speed increase, and was still feeling good...slowly increasing my lead. 300 to go, one last speed increase. WAIT A MINUTE!!...cancel that. I'm fine at my 800 cruising speed. Finished the race and just hung on to the wall, glad to be against dry land again.

They had to input all the 1500 times manually as they decided to do a little reconfiguring at the last moment with the heats to combine them from 3 heats into 2. It was a good idea to save another 30 minutes for all of us, but no computerized splits on Meet Manager. I'll have to check the computer tape backup...
About the backup...(I'm sorry T.G.) I left the meet getting the meet manager backup file on my flash drive, but left the hard copies sitting on the desk in the office of the pool. I called the meet director on the way home and let her know that so she can save them for me. SOOOOOOO, both our 800 free split request times are still unknown, but they are in Coeur d'Alene.

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Comments

  1. pwb's Avatar
    James, I guess it should go without saying that you put in a big day of swimming, but that 1500 was very strong. If you were dead and didn't want to do the 400 IM, I can't imagine how you then got up and did the 1500.
  2. knelson's Avatar
    I hope you are in bed right now and don't get up until about noon tomorrow. Brutal day, but well done!
  3. __steve__'s Avatar
    Dang man, you are FAST!
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Yeah, awesome day. Really tough program and you had some awesome swims. Congratulations.
  5. tjrpatt's Avatar
    nice going. Good times all around.
  6. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    That is a LOT of racing even for you James! Lookin pretty fast. Hope you can get some rest.
  7. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    James, I guess it should go without saying that you put in a big day of swimming, but that 1500 was very strong. If you were dead and didn't want to do the 400 IM, I can't imagine how you then got up and did the 1500.
    Yeah, I was tired, that's for sure. But I'd rather be IN the race, rather than watching from the sidelines.
    I already had to do that one year at college Nationals when I was sick with the flu and had to withdraw from the event. I watched my competitor "set the pace" for the field for the first 500, then he took off. Had I been there that day, it would've been a difference pace to start with.
  8. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    I hope you are in bed right now and don't get up until about noon tomorrow. Brutal day, but well done!
    I went right to bed (after blogging) last night. I did mainly because I had to go to work for a few hours to do the project that I couldn't do on Saturday...and my boss was going to be there with me, so I had to get up. Luckily it only took a couple hours, so I get to relax now.
  9. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Dang man, you are FAST!
    Thanks! But there's always someone faster until you're the world record holder...and I have a long long way to go before that will happen.
  10. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Yeah, awesome day. Really tough program and you had some awesome swims. Congratulations.
    Thanks Stewart! Tough program huh? You think I'm going to train like I do and then go swim a 50 Breast and go home? Yeah right! I'm built for this kind of punishment right now. My work schedule/lack of sleep over the past 2 weeks is what is making my body tired. Hopefully that will be changing in a few more weeks, but I'll take the OT $$$$ while I can!
  11. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    nice going. Good times all around.
    Thanks Tom! I hopefully won't have to repeat these events for Top Tens later in the year. Well, maybe the 400 IM, and I'm sure I can blast another 400 Free as well.
  12. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by joel schmaltz
    That is a LOT of racing even for you James! Lookin pretty fast. Hope you can get some rest.
    Thanks Joel! Yes it was a lot of racing. I don't think I could've had any more meterage raced in the meet either. 5 events, 1500, 400, 400, 200, 200, 3 relays, 200, 100, 50. With no 800 offered, I did the max. then
  13. Calvin S's Avatar
    Well done James! That is a full day of swimming. Makes me feel silly when I tailor my meets around 1 event a day max (unless I am called up for relay duty).
  14. That Guy's Avatar
    some numbers starting appearing in my lane! Thank you mystery person!!
    I thanked her after the race. No idea who she was.
    I just cruised alongside That Guy for the first 3-400 of the race. My UGHness starting wearing off, so I decided to pick up the pace a bit to see what happened, and I felt okay. I kept looking over to T.G. to see if he was coming, but didn't seem to want to.
    Nope, I was good. I went exactly the kind of time that I wanted to go under the circumstances. 18:35 is not a best time but I have no regrets.
    About the backup...(I'm sorry T.G.) I left the meet getting the meet manager backup file on my flash drive, but left the hard copies sitting on the desk in the office of the pool. I called the meet director on the way home and let her know that so she can save them for me. SOOOOOOO, both our 800 free split request times are still unknown, but they are in Coeur d'Alene.
    No worries.
  15. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin S
    Well done James! That is a full day of swimming. Makes me feel silly when I tailor my meets around 1 event a day max (unless I am called up for relay duty).
    Thanks Calvin! At least sign up for the max events available (unless it's unlimited), and get your money's worth. You're in shape from your workouts to be able to handle 4-5 swims a day.
  16. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    I thanked her after the race. No idea who she was. Nope, I was good. I went exactly the kind of time that I wanted to go under the circumstances. 18:35 is not a best time but I have no regrets. No worries.
    I figured with the 3 of us leaders out there not having counters, that someone would feel sorry for us. Luckily I was right with my hunch! Up till the numbers dropped in the lane, I was counting to myself though.

    BTW...
    9:50.xx split for you, 9:44.xx split time for me
  17. That Guy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    9:50.xx
    that's what I figured it would be. Using last year's 800/1500... 9:43/18:20 = 9:50/18:35