Swimming with the Kids - Day Two
by, November 24th, 2008 at 11:48 AM (1223 Views)
The Sunday session of the meet went well. Again I worked the morning session as an official.
Afternoon session I swam 3 events. I had a really good warm up and didn't feel any ill effects of being on my feet for most of the morning session.
Here's how it went:
100 Free: :29.01 - 1:00.22 Arrgh!!! another :00.xx I just can't seem to break into the 59's. But my splits are getting closer together. This is my fastest 100 since 2005.
Got what felt like a real good start and nailed the 1st turn. Felt like I was swimming faster than the 29. Second turn I flipped just a bit too far out and didn't get a good push off the wall. (That's probably what cost me the 59) Really worked the 3rd 25 and again had another good turn. Last 25 hurt a bit but I got out of the water thinking I could have gone faster.
100 Back: :34.73 - 1:11.51
Again better splitting, but on this race I screwed up all 3 turns. Got too close to the wall on each one. I seemed to go under the flags midstroke on every one and should have rolled over 1 stroke sooner. Oh well!! It's the 2nd fastest I've ever swam this distance.
50 fly: :30.23
This was fun snce my son was in the adjacent lane. He kicked my butt (went 27 low) but it's fun to talk trash behind the blocks. My fly needs a lot of work and I got some good advice from a friend who coaches one of the other teams in the LSC. Something to focus on over the next few months and see how I do next spring.
Over all it was a good meet. Even though I tapered, I didn't shave and working as an official in the morning sessions probably didn't help. But I had some significant time drops just from the meet a week ago.
I may do another meet in 2 weeks in Reno, but it will be for fun. My pool closes Wednesday and all my swimming will be in a hotel pool for the next 6 weeks.