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Thu Aug 8, 2014 Nats Day 1

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Thu Aug 8, 2014 Nats Day 1


Event 5 Men 50-54 200 IM LC Meter

1 Phelan, Darren D 50 STAN 2:21.87 2:19.45
29.60
1:05.80 (36.20)
1:47.28 (41.48)
2:19.45 (32.17)

2 Baker, Dennis G 52 OREG 2:19.67 2:21.77
30.01
1:06.93 (36.92)
1:49.73 (42.80)
2:21.77 (32.04)

3 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 2:22.45 2:22.41
30.45
1:08.83 (38.38)
1:50.84 (42.01)
2:22.41 (31.57)
At pan Ams
I split 40.4 on BR & 32.?? FR
This time i was too conservative on
Bk & BR,
Didn't have a good bk to BR turn
Nice FR split


100 bk

Event 7 Men 50-54 100 LC Meter Backstroke

1 Jennings, Bryan V 50 LVM 1:04.65 1:03.92
31.04
1:03.92 (32.88)

2 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 1:05.49
1:04.58
31.29
1:04.58 (33.29)
Ok splits
I kept hitting the lane line
Near the turn
then around half way back
Hard to swim outdoors
The 2nd length seemed way longer &
I started looking for the wall way too soon


Event 11 Men 200-239 200 LC Meter Medley Relay
WORLD: W 1:50.83 8/8/2006 COLORADO -USA
S WOOD,
J GROSELLE,
T HEDRICK,
R ABRAHAMS

1 TXLA 'A' 1:55.00 1:53.37
1) Rasmussen, Anders M M50
2) Guthrie, David M M53
3) Sauer, Jim M56
4) Huggins, Dale R M41
29.83
59.67 (29.84)
1:27.66 (27.99)
1:53.37 (25.71)

I'm happy that our relay won,
I had a good start, SDK & breakout

My split was OK, despite the fact that
I hit the lane line with my right hand
Several times, maybe 4, 5, or 6 in the 50
A couple times my hand didn't even go in the water to take a pull (I didn't yank on it but boy was I tempted), then I Had a long-glide-kick-in touch which made it hard for David to judge, plus the touch pads aren't as wide as the lanes & think I touched between the pad & the wall, so the clock might not have stopped till my back hit it. This all stems from the issue of
training indoors,
racing this meet outdoors, & being very near sighted

To swim straight & away from the rope, I need to sight my outdoor races differently. Think i need to Hold my head higher & fixate on a point behind my lane. Clear blue sky ain't got no lines

I was 29.5 at pan Ams in June then did a sprint strength program from around July 10th to now & got much stronger, so I hoped & expected to better that 29.5 :05.50 1:59.43

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Comments

  1. knelson's Avatar
    Woot!

    1 Rasmussen, Anders M 50 TXLA 27.34 27.04
    2 Smith, Paul L 54 MMAC 28.50 27.33
  2. ande's Avatar
    Thanks!
    I'm happy I improved
    & very impressed with how fast Paul is with such little training.