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Thu Jun 18th, 2009 Challenging Practice

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Thu Jun 18th, 2009

Entered Zones with an unusual event lineup (below)


6:30 - 8:00
Whitney Coached
TSC main pool & diving well
swam with Todd, Marcio, Chris, & Doug beside paul & Larry
Dove in FIRST

Warm Up LCM
300 fr finger tip drag
300 IM done 50 k, 50 dr
300 fr


10 x 100 fr on 1:30
went 2nd 10 sec apart,
held 1:11's - 13's


8 x 100 fr on 1:25
went 1st
held 1:15's


6 x 100 fr on 1:20
went 1st
held 1:16's


4 x 100 fr on 1:15
did open turn at 100 then flipped the rest
went 4:53


2 x 100 fr on 1:10
dove, swam a strong 200
went 2:19

100 easy

100 fr strong from a dive
went 1:02

50 easy


USMS South Central Zone Long Course Championship Meet
Fri July 18 - 19 2009
Woodlands, TX
Meet Entry Form
30 Days away
Entered the following events

1500 fr
50 fl
100 fr
50 bk
200 IM

400 IM
50 Br
200 FR
100 BK
50 FR

Friday July 17th Aerosmith is playing with ZZ Top at the
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in the Woodlands

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Updated June 18th, 2009 at 11:46 AM by ande

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  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    That is cool that you entered the 1500. You will do very well in that based on your postal results. Good luck.
  2. pwolf66's Avatar
    Wow, is that 1500 gonna be a warmup swim or are you trying to push it? And if so, are you worried about the affect that will have on your later swims?
  3. ande's Avatar
    hey tjrpatt,

    Thanks, we'll see how it goes, a 1500 is way shorter than a 5k or a 10k. I entered with my 1500 split from the 5k

    hey paul,

    I'm going to work the 1500 pretty hard but split it right. After it, there's a 30 minute break, plenty of time to swim down. I'm sure it will affect my later swims, but I'll be in OK shape for it with all the longer harder training I'm doing. The longer training has already affected my speed, I'll probably just rest a week going in to this meet.

    Right now I'm attempting to swim faster by training harder and weighing less. I'll add a new layer of strength and speed in the fall.

  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Too bad the 1500 is first. Ouch, wouldn't want to swim sprints after that myself ... but you are in shape for it.

    I think you should write a new tip about "layering." I wonder if your body appreciates the break from strength and speed training as well?