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1st day of SCM Meet

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by , November 21st, 2009 at 04:47 PM (1983 Views)
Got to meet at 8:00. Found a spot to sit and got my stuff organized. Swam pretty good warm-up - lots of free and some breast. Made sure I knew the walls for the turns.

Meet started a little late. First event 400 free. First time to swim this event for time - EVER. I swam a 1000 SCY about a month ago from a push start for time and did 15.50 (first time to swim for time), so I divided 16 by 2 and subtracted a minute since the course was a little shorter than a 500 to give myself a seed time of 7:00. My actual time was 6:08 which I was very pleased with since it was my first time swimming it and my asthma was bothering me so much that I could hear myself wheeze. .

Next two events were 50 free and 50 breast. Both events added a few tenths of a second to my PR, and I attribute this to not enought rest after the 400. Meet started at 9:30 ish and ended at 10:30 for me, so I swam 3 events in an hour and the first one was a long one.

Tomorrow is my 200 breast event. I have never swam this in a meet before either, however, my coach did time me in a SCY pool last week and I did 3:20 from a push start. I am also scheduled to swim the 100 free and the 50 fly, but I may scratch those, because I can tell I need a lot more recovery time to get a good racing time.

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  1. Bobinator's Avatar
    Wow! Great job in that 400 Swim4me!
    That was an ultra-quick meet! Good luck sunday!
  2. swim4me's Avatar
    Thank you so much for the comment. I appreciate the encouragement. Been thinking about the 200 all night. Really thinking about scratching the 100 free and the 50 fly. I'll post the commenatry when I get home this morning.