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MEET: Saturday, July 9th, 2013

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MEET: Saturday, July 9th, 2013

going into this meet I entered the 2br, 50fl, 50fr, 50br & 400IM
David Guthrie convinced me it wasn't a good idea to race the 2br before the 4IM so I dropped it. Then I thought about swimming the 1bk and going for a 50 time, but the blocks didn't offer much space between the hand grips & the wall so I scratched that idea.

Had a nice talk with Neil Walker who is the aquatic director and coach.
He told me about a better backstroke turn, I practiced it a bit in warm up then did it in the meet. It feels faster.

wore a FS3

50 FL
went 27.6
cruised it but wasn't happy with it
so I went in the lockerroom and shaved my head
also skipped my other events to rest up for the 4 IM

400 IM
went 5:07.18
felt my goggle strap slip down on my dive
cruised the Fly 31.9, 37.9
cruised the back a bit too much 1:21??
worked the BR split 42, 43
2 beat kicked the 1st 50 free, split 36 low
not sure what my last 50 was
It didn't hurt as bad as my 4 IM at pan ams
31.99
37.67 1:09.66
41.27 1:50.93
41.30 2:32.23
42.58 3:14.81
43.48 3:58.29
36.18 4:34.47
32.71 5:07.18

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Updated July 15th, 2013 at 12:02 PM by ande

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Comments

  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Nice swims! You shaved your head?!

    I'd love to see a vid of that backstroke turn.
  2. Karl_S's Avatar
    He told me about a better backstroke turn, I practiced it a bit in warm up then did it in the meet. It feels faster.
    Tell us more! We need details, and video!
  3. __steve__'s Avatar
    It must be faster if it's worth the risk of changing technique last minute before event
  4. Chris Stevenson's Avatar
    This made me laugh.

    wasn't happy with it so I went in the lockerroom and shaved my head
    Nice job on your swims.
  5. Chris Stevenson's Avatar
    "Saturday July 9th?" Am I missing something?