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Monday, July 22, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Taper Taper

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It's almost here...coming up in 4 more days. The Inland Empire (LSC) Long Course Champs for USA swimming. I'm only swimming on Friday, since my best event, and another good one are that day. I'm swimming the 50 Free, then 200 Fly, and the 400 Free. I'll be swimming finals in the 200 Fly for sure as well, and maybe can make the top 14 in the 50 Free as well (It's a 7 lane pool).

From the psych sheet:
#30 Boys 15 & Over 200 LC Meter Butterfly
IES: 2:02.37 Z DEWITZ-CUDA <-- The year Zane (my former teammate) did this, I was a 2:09.55 at Juniors
MEET: 2:14.30 2010 DEREK FRENZEL
2:08.39 JRS
2:22.89 ZONE
Name Age Team Seed Time
1 Hernandez-Mejia, L 1u5is RTCCC-IE 2:24.89
2 Adams, James A 35 VS-IE 2:26.62
3 Bergstrom, Henry J 15 VS-IE 2:29.64
4 Philip, Jeevan P 18 TCCC-IE 2:34.98
5 Brock, Lucas W 17 GMSC-IE 2:40.36
6 Halsey, Connor B 15 LCN-IE 2:40.89
7 Maryon, Tyler O 19 CAST-IE 2:41.29
8 Fillebrown, Charles 1W5 UN-01-IE 2:45.41

While that time looks "out there", it really isn't. I did that time 2 summers ago, and last year was a 2:30, as well as this year in June also. I'm already visualizing getting top seed and getting to HOPEFULLY pick my own "walk up music" as they parade in the finalists. My choice is going to be GNR's "Welcome to the Jungle". Now to find the CD around here somewhere to have it ready.

The 400 Free I'm seeded 9th overall, and should place well in it as well. The 50 Free, I'm seeded 6th, but my realistic time will be a crapshoot if I can make finals or consols. I'll give it my best effort though.

I'm thinking shave for the meet, and I'm going to put on my FINIS Hydrospeed 2 suit that I used at Indy Nats as well. Might as well go out with a bang on my season ending meet!!


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Tonight's practice:


Warmup
600 (50 V-sit, 50 Free)
(600/600)

16 x 50 SDK w/ short fins @ 1:30 = Odds EZ, Evens FAST
Finally an interval I can handle with kicking, and I could put forth good effort too!
(800/1400)

400 Free Pull w/ no paddles - talk about TORTURE!!! I can't pull w/out paddles for the life of me. Put me in the 8 & under lane for gosh sakes!! I'm a kicker first type of distance swimmer, and I use the big paddles to keep my going on pull sets normally.
(400/1800)

200 EZ
(200/2000)

8 x 50 w/ paddles and fins @ 2:00 FAST (I did with short fins only)
Odds I did Fly, Evens did Free
Went fast on all of them.
(400/2400)

12 x 50 @ 1:20 (3 of each stroke), 1 Drill, 1 EZ, 1 Build
(600/3000)

Dives from the blocks x 6 = approx. 25 meters or so, then return back
I did 5 Fly, and 1 Free. Felt really good with clean entries, fast SDKs, and awesome speed once I began swimming.
Look at me...blogging like a (ewwwwww) sprinter...

3300 LC Meters

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Comments

  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Good luck James. You know you can kick some butt and take some names so just go for it. You'll do great.
  2. jaadams1's Avatar
    Thanks Stewart! It'll be fun. Hopefully work will allow me to rest a little bit.
  3. tjrpatt's Avatar
    good luck, Finals are a fun time since it just isn't logistical for masters meets. Plus, you will have a blast since you could beat all those young whipper snappers.
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    good luck, Finals are a fun time since it just isn't logistical for masters meets. Plus, you will have a blast since you could beat all those young whipper snappers.
    Yeah, I'll have a blast. I'm in a small enough LSC that I already know most of the kids I race against, and they all know me, so it's all a friendly beat down anyway. I'm just hoping for some special comment from the announcer as they say my name at the blocks in finals.