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Thursday, Indy Nats Day 1 Results

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Thursday was a rough day to start with...

At least starting on Wednesday night, leaving Seattle airport at 11:25pm, flying to Chicago. Got awoken about WAY TOO EARLY somewhere over Salt Lake City as the capitan mistakenly spoke through the cabin speakers rather than the transmission do the air tower in Salt Lake. Grrrr.... I never really got back to "good sleep", if you can call it that, for the remainder of the flight.
2 hours of sitting in Chicago, with a McDs Hot Cakes Big Breakfast as well about 5:30am local time (3:30am to my body).
We boarded the plane to Indy. That seat felt amazing, and I was instantly out. I don't even remember leaving Chicago, but woke up as the wheels hit the ground with a bump in Indianapolis.


...but it finished quite nicely:

2 Adams, James 35 HMS 18:03.13 17:46.96
1:31.10 ( ) 2:02.87 (31.77)
2:35.30 (32.43) 3:07.38 (32.08)
3:39.55 (32.17) 4:11.72 (32.17)
4:44.28 (32.56) 5:16.81 (32.53)
5:49.44 (32.63) 6:21.90 (32.46)
6:54.47 (32.57) 7:27.41 (32.94)
8:00.21 (32.80) 8:32.90 (32.69)
9:05.58 (32.68) 9:38.47 (32.89)
10:11.33 (32.86) 10:44.39 (33.06)
11:17.48 (33.09) 11:50.12 (32.64)
12:22.70 (32.58) 12:55.58 (32.88)
13:28.38 (32.80) 14:01.15 (32.77)
14:34.02 (32.87) 15:06.50 (32.48)
15:39.08 (32.58) 16:11.79 (32.71)
16:44.24 (32.45) 17:16.38 (32.14) 17:46.96 (30.58)


Season best 500 time, and season best 1000 time on the way out for the race. Dropped over 16 seconds on the race from last January. I probably could've been faster, but I'm happy with it. It was very consistent, even though it didn't feel that way. I began picking up my kick intensity about 400 to go, even though the splits don't show it, but perhaps this kept me from going the other way too.

Not to bad with roughly 3 hours or so of sleep, plus the East Coast time zone change. I'll hopefully get more rest tonight in the hotel.

Tomorrow is my marathon day: 400 IM, 200 Free, 200 Fly...then forum dinner time.

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  1. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Nice strong start of your meet! You and Kirk both have some painful events tomorrow. Good luck and congrats on your impressive swim.
  2. __steve__'s Avatar
    Way to go man! Good luck
  3. fdtotten's Avatar
    James, excellent first event results! Considering all the circumstances, all is well that ends well. When I saw you split 5:16, I knew you would break 18:00 no problem. In fact I was watching you and Kirk at the same time and comparing splits! Perhaps you may feel that it was not quite a 100% effort, but actually it is better that you did not leave all in the pool on the first day. Now take your well deserved rest, sleep, eat and be ready for more! Take photos at the forum dinner...
  4. Karl_S's Avatar
    Oh yea that's a good swim!
  5. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Considering the travel issues and lack of sleep, you probably could have broken 17:30 easily. Great job. Good luck tomorrow!
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    You are really tough for such a short guy.

    Happy sleep tonight!
  7. rxleakem's Avatar
    You're only doing 800 on day 2? Make 'em count or be prepared to pay for supper!
    Excellent race!
  8. That Guy's Avatar
    Great job James!
  9. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Nicely done! Congrats and sleep well tonight!
  10. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by joel schmaltz
    Nice strong start of your meet! You and Kirk both have some painful events tomorrow. Good luck and congrats on your impressive swim.
    Thanks! Tomorrow's a piece of cake (there's no 1650!!) Even though I'm good at it, mentally I hate stepping up to the blocks for the 1650. Once I'm in the water, it's all about my training background...
  11. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Way to go man! Good luck
    THanks!
  12. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    James, excellent first event results! Considering all the circumstances, all is well that ends well. When I saw you split 5:16, I knew you would break 18:00 no problem. In fact I was watching you and Kirk at the same time and comparing splits! Perhaps you may feel that it was not quite a 100% effort, but actually it is better that you did not leave all in the pool on the first day. Now take your well deserved rest, sleep, eat and be ready for more! Take photos at the forum dinner...
    Thanks! I was happy with the result as I looked up at the timeclock. After I looked at my splits online I was even more thrilled. Consistent on every 50.
  13. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Oh yea that's a good swim!
    Oh yeah it was! Thanks
  14. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    Considering the travel issues and lack of sleep, you probably could have broken 17:30 easily. Great job. Good luck tomorrow!
    One step at a time,

    Thanks, and Laurie Hug is supposed to tell you "Hi" from me in person. If she doesn't...
  15. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    You are really tough for such a short guy.

    Happy sleep tonight!
    5'9" 195 baby!

    And I slept from about 7:00pm till 6:30am this morning, but my body's still wondering why I'm up at 3:30am!!!
  16. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    You're only doing 800 on day 2? Make 'em count or be prepared to pay for supper!
    Excellent race!
    Don't worry, I'm not paying for 20+!!! This will be a great day!

    Thanks Mike!
  17. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    Great job James!
    WAIT!!! Who's this???!? The man reappears online again!

    Thanks T.G.!!
  18. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swimsuit addict
    Nicely done! Congrats and sleep well tonight!
    Thanks! ...and believe it, I was out quick right after dinner. Almost 12 hours of
  19. Water Rat's Avatar
    That's great James. Fantastic start. I'm laughing that today is your "easy" day!!!
  20. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    That's great James. Fantastic start. I'm laughing that today is your "easy" day!!!
    Thanks! It was easy in a sense, but by the time my 200 Fly was 1/2way done, I was thinking otherwise!

    Tomorrow is now my EZ Day!!