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Saturday - Indy Nats - Day 3 Results & I'm done!!

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I decided last night during/after the forumite dinner that I was going to swim today's events "cold turkey". What that means is basically ZERO warmup/ZERO cooldown. I broke that rule by doing a 100 cooldown after my 500, but that was it. A total of 700 GTD yards for the day. And I don't regret my decision at all. It worked out fine, and honestly I don't believe I would've been any faster in the 500 even with a warmup.

Here it is:

500 Free - 8th Place - I posted my splits, along with Jorge, who was right next to me in the heat. He was coming back at me slowly during the race, and around the 400 I really noticed him coming!! Went to the legs like my coach always says, and that is was pulled me through! Without my legs, I would've lost this race. Thank you Coach John!!
While it looks like I added time, I didn't. It was a masters best time by over 2 seconds from when I wore a full-leg tech suit back when I was 32 years old. So this is by far my master's best time. I held very consistent, and definitely hit the afterburners at the end.

8 Adams, James 35 HMS 5:05.00 5:10.30
27.42 58.01 (30.59)
1:29.51 (31.50) 2:01.38 (31.87)
2:33.06 (31.68) 3:04.93 (31.87)
3:36.88 (31.95) 4:08.59 (31.71)
4:40.53 (31.94) 5:10.30 (29.77)
9 Albino, Jorge 38 SYSM 5:02.00 5:10.72
27.73 58.74 (31.01)
1:30.97 (32.23) 2:03.23 (32.26)
2:35.63 (32.40) 3:07.80 (32.17)
3:38.78 (30.98) 4:10.00 (31.22)
4:40.99 (30.99) 5:10.72 (29.73)

100 Free - 28th Place - this was my sixth event choice, or "filler material" for the meet. I knew my flight outta here was at 3:00pm, and just signed up for the first event of the day regardless of what it was...thankfully it wasn't the 50 Breast!

28 Adams, James 35 HMS 52.49 52.72
25.08 52.72 (27.64)

It is what it is. The 100 isn't exactly my style anymore, but I gave it all I had. Felt more like flailing in the water vs. that EZ swim that I remember back in college. Oh well, back home soon, and back to hardcore training again with the kiddos at Velocity Swimming. LCM season is upon us, even though I won't be in a LCM pool till June, right when our opening of the season LCM meet is.

It was great seeing and meeting all the forum folks this year at Nationals as well. Good luck to everyone, and thank you all for your support!

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  1. fdtotten's Avatar
    The 500 was a very well paced swim. After 50/1 at 27.42 with the dive, followed by 50/2 at 30.59, you then proceeded to swim 50s #3-9 between 31.5 to 31.9 and then closed with 50/10 at 29.77. As I was watching the race, I knew you would work that finishing kick! Swimming a 100 FR after a strong 500 FR effort is always tough, so your time was quite respectable considering the context. Congratulations on a great meet!
  2. knelson's Avatar
    Good job James. Get some rest tomorrow!
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    The 500 was a very well paced swim. After 50/1 at 27.42 with the dive, followed by 50/2 at 30.59, you then proceeded to swim 50s #3-9 between 31.5 to 31.9 and then closed with 50/10 at 29.77. As I was watching the race, I knew you would work that finishing kick! Swimming a 100 FR after a strong 500 FR effort is always tough, so your time was quite respectable considering the context. Congratulations on a great meet!
    I agree. No easy task with the 500 so close to the 100!

    Great meet! Great to meet you! Safe flights home!
  4. Bobinator's Avatar
    James, nice meeting you! Your swims were amazing and I hope I see you in Indy again soon!!
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fdtotten
    The 500 was a very well paced swim. After 50/1 at 27.42 with the dive, followed by 50/2 at 30.59, you then proceeded to swim 50s #3-9 between 31.5 to 31.9 and then closed with 50/10 at 29.77. As I was watching the race, I knew you would work that finishing kick! Swimming a 100 FR after a strong 500 FR effort is always tough, so your time was quite respectable considering the context. Congratulations on a great meet!
    Thanks Frank! I was pleased with the swim. There's no way I was going to win that with my arms...they were dead! I have to go back and try to watch some of these races while I still can too.
  6. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Good job James. Get some rest tomorrow!
    Thanks! It's great to be back at home too!
  7. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I agree. No easy task with the 500 so close to the 100!

    Great meet! Great to meet you! Safe flights home!
    Yeah, that 100 came pretty soon after the 5 for sure. Anyway, I was happy with my weekend. It was great meeting you, and all the others from the East.
  8. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobinator
    James, nice meeting you! Your swims were amazing and I hope I see you in Indy again soon!!
    Thanks Robin! Nice to meet you too. One day I may venture east again.