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Friday, February 26, 2016

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by , February 26th, 2016 at 06:44 PM (2653 Views)
LCM @FGCU Aquatic Center
Windy, Sunny, 68F, Water 82F

Warm Up
200 BK/FR by 50

Set 1
2400 FR
/as 12x200 on 3:00 *2:41-2:40

Set 2 SCY
3x300 on 1:00 rest; BR,BK,BF
/300 as 4(25DR|50S)

Set 3 SCY
8x25 underwater SDK

Cool Down
200 as BK/FR by 25

Comments:
The few USMS meets I did these last several years, I swam much slower than I do in workouts. I even had a panic attack at the start of an 800 Meter event. On the other hand I was able to be more relaxed for OWS events. Now I going to try swim meets again, as I feel I can be more calm. The Bumpy Jones LCM Classic in Sarasota, June 11, is on my calendar.

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  1. rxleakem's Avatar
    I try to think about meets through the lens of measuring my training progress. When I think about swimming a certain time or preforming in a certain way, I just end up getting very nervous and not being able to get a good response to my training. It's a big change from my high school days when it was all about placing, making a time, or beating someone in the next lane. I like to make new friendships at meets which helps me to keep things in perspective. Your training is coming along really well...here's to an opportunity to test it out in a meet setting.
  2. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    I try to think about meets through the lens of measuring my training progress. When I think about swimming a certain time or preforming in a certain way, I just end up getting very nervous and not being able to get a good response to my training. It's a big change from my high school days when it was all about placing, making a time, or beating someone in the next lane. I like to make new friendships at meets which helps me to keep things in perspective. Your training is coming along really well...here's to an opportunity to test it out in a meet setting.
    Thanks for the encouragement! I am gradually learning to have the perspective you are talking about. When starting out again in USMS several years ago after about 20 years break, I trained mostly solo, had few local swimming friends, and went to one swim meet (Florida Senior Games) before entering several events at an USMS-FINA championship meet at Sarasota. So I really jumped way ahead of myself leading to unnecessary pressure. I was unprepared mentally as well as overtrained based on good intentions but lack of personal experience training as a 55+ swimmer. I went back to my lap-swim mode for awhile, but then later on when I started swimming OW at Vanderbilt Beach 8:30am every Sunday, as well as on holidays or school breaks, I made many more friends in OWS, triathletes, runners, and cyclists. Although I still swim solo most weekdays, I have more group swims that provide fun and challenges, and I started running as well. This time when I go the meet in Sarasota, I plan to go with several swimming friends.