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    Sunday, November 5, 2006

    lifted weights on Saturday, did not swim

    made it to practice today

    whitney coached
    12:45 - 2:00 work out
    main pool LCM
    swam with tyler and amy
    weighed 204

    300 fr

    100

    300 fr

    100

    5 x 100 free on 2:15
    fast from a dive
    keep times even
    went 1:05, 1:05, 1:05, 1:06, 1:04

    800 easy done 200 k 200 sw

    then we did the same set again
    5 x 100 free on 2:15
    fast from a dive
    keep times even and attempt to go faster than round 1
    went 1:04, 1:04, 1:04, 1:04, 1:03

    800 easy, which we cut short cause we were running out of time and another group was getting in our lanes at 2:00

    200 fast for time from a dive
    went 2:16,
    splits 1:06, 1:10

    easy 100

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    Excellent effort, Ande. Isn't LCM just wonderful when you swim it out of the blue?

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    Monday November 6, 2006

    thank you peter, I was not expecting to swim LCM yesterday and was pleased with my times

    lifted weights this morning


    6:30 - 8:00 work out
    whitney coached
    diving well SCY
    swam with tyler jon, larry, and a new girl from Utah, beside doug, ned and max
    the divers were working out, so we had to give up 4 lanes which means the remaining lanes were crowded and whitney modified the work out she planned
    weighed 203

    we talked some more about going to the
    Southern Masters SCM Championships - Cleveland, MS on
    12/1/2006 - 12/3/2006 SCM;
    http://home.earthlink.net/~dixiezone/Meets/0612sms.pdf


    warm up
    4 x (175 fr 25 stroke ) I missed 200 or 400 of warm up

    main set attempt to hold all 100's on the same pace

    10 x 100 fr on 1:20
    held 1:06 - 07

    10 x 25

    10 x 100 fr on 1:15
    held 1:04 - 05

    10 x 25

    10 x 100 fr on 1:10
    held 1:05 - 07

    10 x 25

    10 x 100 fr on 1:10
    held 1:04 - 06

    easy 100

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    Tuesday Nov 07, 2006

    bridgette coached
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    main pool
    missed warm up
    weighed 204

    recovery work out

    8 x 100 on 1:20 3 fr 1 IM

    800

    6 x 100 on 1:15 2 fr 1 IM

    600

    4 x 100 on 1:10 3 fr 1 IM

    400


    4 x 100
    done 12.5 SDK FAST the rest of the way easy

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    Wednesday November 8, 2006


    lifted weights


    6:30 - 8:00 work out
    whitney coached
    diving well SCY
    swam with tyler and larry, beside max and Matt
    weighed 204
    did part of warm up maybe 300


    main set

    6 x 200 on 4:00
    1 & 2 fast for time, #3 easy finger tip drag, the repeat
    went 2:05, 202, 2:02, 2:01

    12 x 100 Kick
    4 fl on 1:25
    4 br easy
    4 fl on 1:25

    6 x 200 on 4:00
    1 & 2 fast for time
    3 easy finger tip drag
    went 2:02, 201, 1:58, 1:58

    easy 100

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    Thursday, November 09, 2006

    I'm going to rest a little for the San Antonio meet on Saturday, 11/18

    a swimmer emailed me and asked about Longhorn Masters Drop In Policy

    Longhorn masters allows drop in swimmers, guest swimmers.

    swimmers need to show up for practice with a current usms card
    sign some papers that the monitor will provide and pay 5 bucks a practice
    you can find Longhorn Masters info at:
    http://www.utexas.edu/longhornaquatics/masters.html
    also check for schedule updates
    sometimes practice times get moved around for meets and events
    http://www.utexas.edu/longhornaquati.../schedule.html


    bridgette coached
    scy
    main pool swam with chris, tyler, & doug
    arrived at 7:03
    weighed 204

    3 times through the following:

    200 im
    150 im
    100 im
    050 im

    300 fr

    6 x 50 odds sw free take 4 breaths, evens k fast

    kicked a 27 SDK from a push on the last kick
    went 3:15 on a cruise 300

    ~ ~ ~

    16 x 25
    1 fast fr
    2 easy
    3 fast fly
    4 easy

    100 easy

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    Friday, November 10, 2006

    Lifted weights this morning

    Ande's Weekly Weight Chart

    01) 09/08 208
    02) 09/15 205.5
    03) 09/22 205.5
    04) 09/29 205.7
    05) 10/06 204.8
    06) 10/13 201.8
    07) 10/20 204.8
    08) 10/29 200.2
    09) 11/03 201.9
    10) 11/10 202.6
    11) 11/17
    12) 11/24
    13) 12/01
    14) 12/08
    15) 12/15
    16) 12/22
    17) 12/29

    this morning the swim center store was open in so I got a new drag suit, googles, a fast skin jammer, and a small lycra racing suit


    whitney coached
    diving well
    scy
    swam with tyler, doug and jon
    missed a bit of warm up

    600 warm up

    4 x 200 free desc on 2:40
    skipped a 50 on 2 & 3
    went 2:03 on #4 from a push
    I went third in the lane and caught tyler at the 100 then
    backed off on the 2nd 100

    500 easy

    4 x 150 desc 1 - 4 on 2:15
    since I'm resting I skipped a 50 on 2 & 3
    went 1:23 on #4 from a push

    500 easy

    4 x 100 desc 1 - 4 on 1:20
    skipped a 50 on 3
    went :53 on #4 from a push

    500 easy

    4 x 50 desc 1 - 4 on :50
    I swam easy then on #4 I swam
    did a 50 fast from the blocks with a roll start
    went 22.6

    100 easy

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    Saturday November 11 2006

    whitney coached
    scy
    diving well
    swam with tyler, larry, and jon
    weighed 203

    400
    300
    200
    100

    50 step down set
    50 on 1:00
    50 on :59
    50 on :58
    keep going till you fail
    I didn't want to push real hard so I stopped at :32

    4 x 400

    16 x 25

    put on my new fast skin jammer
    100 fast from a dive from the side of the pool (no blocks)
    went 50.3
    out in 23
    I feel like I kicked too hard the first 50
    need to hold back

    easy 50

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    Monday, November 13, 2006

    did not work out yesterday

    I have a meet this Saturday so I'm starting to rest
    I entered the 100 fly, 50 bk, 50 fr, 200 IM, & 50 fly
    since it's such a small meet
    I might skip a few events

    here's the psyche sheet:
    http://www.aaaa-sa.org/HTML/MastPsych.htm


    Lifted weights this morning

    weighed 204

    whitney coached
    diving well
    scy
    swam with doug and larry, next to chris, max, and ned

    arrived close to on time
    swam most of warm up


    Main set:

    400 fr
    went 4:32

    4 x 25

    2 x 200 free 20 sec rest between each
    went 2:10, 2:12

    4 x 25

    4 x 100 fr on 1:20
    went 1:01, 1:02, 1:01, 1:02

    4 x 25

    8 x 050 on :40
    held 29's & 30's

    4 x 25

    the written work out was to go through the above set again
    but I felt like once was enough
    so I swam an easy and got out

    easy 200

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    Tuesaday, November 14, 2006

    Last night I attended the Texas Grammy Honors event
    My table was right next to the table where the guys in ZZ Top were sitting
    Billy Bob Thornton introduced them, had a great time but I got home close to midnight, I skipped out on the after party

    6:30 am - 8:00 am
    bridgette coached
    scy
    main pool
    swam with tyler, max, & ned
    arrived around 7:00 am
    weighed 204

    when I arrived the set my lane was doing was:

    4 rounds of:
    8 x 50 done 3 strong on a tough interval, 1 easy recovery
    round 1 fly, round 2 back, round 3 breast, round 4 free
    200 neg split

    BUT since I'm resting, I got in and swam easy
    stayed out of my lane mates way
    on the 50's I opted to swim several easy I skipped a few then did
    one very fast in each round

    50 back from a push 27

    50 fly from a dive 24.3

    50 fly from a dive 24.5

    then I swam easy hung on the wall and talked with Eddie Reese
    then got out

    Tomorrow I lift weights, rest more, and do a little fast swimming

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    Wednesday November 15, 2006

    my left calf hurts a bit, hope it goes away

    I planned to lift weights this morning but the gym was closed when I drove by so I headed up to austin and arrived for practice early, since I had some time, I went into the shower and shaved my arms.

    Last night I got a call from the Texas Songwriter Cruise, I entered 3 songs in their song contest. They let me know that 2 of my songs were selected as finalists in their categories. If they wind up winning their category then they will be eligible for the grand prize and if one is selected as the grandprize winner, I'll get to go on the texas songwriter cruise which begins on Sunday December 3rd the same day as the last day of the mississippi meet I'm considering going to. So I possiblly have a schedule conflict.
    http://www.txsongwriterscruise.com/contest.asp
    Southern Masters SCM Championships - Cleveland, MS on
    12/1/2006 - 12/3/2006 SCM;
    http://home.earthlink.net/~dixiezone/Meets/0612sms.pdf

    so here's what else is going on:
    I feel like I've trained well this fall and I'm curious how I'll swim with a few more weeks of rest,
    my wife is giving me a hard time about being gone so often this year, ie worlds, zones, and work stuff and
    my teammates are counting on me to swim on a relay on Friday at the mississippi meet

    so I'll wait and see.


    6:30 - 8:00 work out
    whitney coached
    diving well SCY
    swam with larry, doug and chris
    weighed 203


    300 done 200 sw 100 fl drill
    300 done 200 sw 100 bk drill
    300 done 200 kick 100 br drill

    my lane was assigned
    500 free at 70%
    but I did
    150 easy, rest as my lane mates complete the 50 I skipped
    100 easy, rest as my lane mates complete the 50 I skipped
    100 easy, rest as my lane mates complete the 50 I skipped

    the next assigned set was
    5 x 100 on 1:20 holding a pace that adds up to be 20 seconds faster than the 500 they just did
    but I did
    5 x 50 on 1:20
    1) easy speed, 29
    2) moderate, 34
    3) easy speed, 28
    4) moderate, 34
    5) fast went 23 high from a push

    400 easy

    then I got out and changed into my fast skin jammer
    waited around 20 minutes then did a
    50 fly fast from a dive with a roll start from the side of the pool
    went 24.1

    100 easy

    btw there's here's a list of different ways to start in practice:

    1) push with a self start (start watch when feet leave)

    2) push on the coaches go

    3) dive from the side of pool with a self start (start watch when feet leave)

    4) dive from the side of pool on the coaches go

    5) dive from blocks with a self start (start watch when feet leave)

    6) dive from blocks on the coaches go

    #2 is the slowest way
    #6 is how you do it in a meet
    #5 is the fastest way
    Last edited by ande; November 15th, 2006 at 02:37 PM.

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    Thursday, November 16, 2006

    lifted weights this morning
    bench, lat press, and lat pull

    for fun I explored my blog a little to compare my workouts and workout times from last year to this year
    here's the page where you can find entries from Nov 2005
    http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=4298&page=25

    the San Antonio meet is this Saturday, 11/18

    bridgette coached
    scy
    main pool
    weighed 202.0
    missed warm up

    I got in and swam about 1,000 easy
    mixing up free, back, fly drills and dolphin kicking
    all very relaxed and smooth

    got out
    changed into my old fastskin 1
    to get used to how it feels

    50 fly for time
    roll dive from the side of the pool
    went 24.3

    swam down and rested for 15 minutes

    50 free for time
    roll dive from the side of the pool
    went 22.7

    swam down and rested for 10 minutes

    50 SDK for time
    roll dive from the side of the pool
    went 25.5

    swam down

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    Friday November 17, 2006

    Today 11/17/2006 is my 20th anniversary with Merrill Lynch.

    The 2006 preliminary LCM top 10 rankings are up.
    http://www.usms.org/comp/tt/toptenin...wimmerID=02P06

    yesterday I added a table of contents to this blog
    showing which pages contain which date range in case someone wants to
    http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=4298


    Ande's Weekly Weight Chart

    01) 09/08 208
    02) 09/15 205.5
    03) 09/22 205.5
    04) 09/29 205.7
    05) 10/06 204.8
    06) 10/13 201.8
    07) 10/20 204.8
    08) 10/29 200.2
    09) 11/03 201.9
    10) 11/10 202.6
    11) 11/17 203.0
    12) 11/24
    13) 12/01
    14) 12/08
    15) 12/15
    16) 12/22
    17) 12/29

    My plan to skip dinner didn't work out. I hope to get under 200 in the coming weeks.

    I did not sleep well last night, I went to bed around 10 woke up around 12:30 then didn't fall back asleep for the rest of the night.

    I plan to leave work early, catch an afternoon nap since I'm going to aerosmith tonight in San Antonio then tomorrow is the my meet.

    I entered the:
    100 fly,
    50 bk,
    50 fr
    200 IM, &
    50 fly
    it's a very small meet,

    right now I'm considering several options:

    1) swim all the events and do the best I can in each one
    2) focus on the 50 fly, go for a 50 fly time on the way out on my 100 fly
    3) focus on the 50 back
    4) focus on the 200 IM and attempt to beat the 2:15.0 time I did in 2004
    5) focus on the 100 fly and attempt to split it very well
    What do you think?


    Lifted weights

    6:30 - 8:00 work out
    whitney coached
    diving well SCY
    swam with doug brandon, amy and tyler
    beside chris and max
    weighed 203


    swam easy this morning
    i just shaved off parts of the assigned sets
    I went around 1,500 easy

    swam 50 free from a push
    I swam 25 easy speed then built the 2nd 25
    went 25

    I put on my fast skin jammer
    rested 20 minutes
    50 fly fast from the block, roll start
    it felt forced but I went 23.9
    which is my best in practice 50 fly
    right now my freestyle feels better than my fly

    200 easy
    Last edited by ande; November 17th, 2006 at 01:20 PM.

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    I know you listed all the different ways to start but which one is a roll start?

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    A friend of mine went to Aerosmith/Motley Crue last month and said it was a cussing festival like no other. Tommy Lee was yelling obscenities the whole night at the crowd and they seemed to love it. Apparently he was also passing out his bottles of Jaegermeister in between songs. It seems that he was chugging away while he was playing and giving the half consumed bottle to the crowd. Strange. Hopefully your concert is just Aerosmith...unless you enjoy profanity I guess.

    Good luck at your meet. Perhaps the music tonight will get you fired up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scyfreestyler View Post
    A friend of mine went to Aerosmith/Motley Crue last month and said it was a cussing festival like no other. Tommy Lee was yelling obscenities the whole night at the crowd and they seemed to love it. Apparently he was also passing out his bottles of Jaegermeister in between songs. It seems that he was chugging away while he was playing and giving the half consumed bottle to the crowd. Strange. Hopefully your concert is just Aerosmith...unless you enjoy profanity I guess.

    Good luck at your meet. Perhaps the music tonight will get you fired up.
    Ande will have no such luck because he will see Motley Crew tonight because they are on the bill with Arrosmith. You can't be to surprised at Motley Crew because that is what they always do and they are known for there wildness both on and off the stage. I never saw these guys but I did see the story on "Behind the Music" and Jim Forbes ripped these guys apart on the show. Ande will have to give us a review of this concert like he did last year when he saw Areosmith with Lenny Kravitz. Hopefully some of this music will not slow him down for the meet.

    http://www.onlineseats.com/motley-cr...kets/index.asp
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    Saturday, November 18, 2006

    Swam in a meet today
    details below


    hi Warren you asked "which one is a roll start?"
    my repsonse: a roll start is where you start yourself, the time starts the watch when your feet leave the wall

    hi scyfreestyler,
    you wrote "A friend of mine went to Aerosmith/Motley Crue last month and said it was a cussing festival like no other. Tommy Lee was yelling obscenities the whole night at the crowd and they seemed to love it. Apparently he was also passing out his bottles of Jaegermeister in between songs. It seems that he was chugging away while he was playing and giving the half consumed bottle to the crowd. Strange. Hopefully your concert is just Aerosmith...unless you enjoy profanity I guess."

    my response:
    there was a lot of cussing, fire and loud noises with Motley Crue
    it reminded me of the 80's and MTV
    tommy passed out one bottle of jagermiester
    his instructions were "take a swig and pass it back"
    eww

    a couple months ago we bought 8 tickets to sit in the lawn section
    http://static2.livenation.com/akamai...80_21613_1.jpg

    since aerosmith is my wife's favorite band, yesterday I bought 2 tickets in
    Orchestra section 3 to surprise her. Our seats were right next to the cat walk stage that separated orchestra section 1 & 3 and came right out to orchestra section 2

    Also at the event some vendors were giving Lawn ticket holders the
    chance to upgrade their tickets to section 305 for ten bucks
    so we upgraded my son, his date, his friend and my daughter.

    then I brought my daughter into the orchestra section,
    we couldn't get to our seats, so we went over to the front stage on the far left side, then steven tyler walked over to the left side. My daughter reached out and touched his leg. She was freaking out then steven reached down and undid her pony tail, he sang for a bit with the band in his hand then gave it back to her. All the women around us were giving her high fives.

    here's where you can see pics to the shows
    http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cf...OTO/pid/311645

    here's where you can see pics from the San Antonio Show
    http://www.aeroforceone.com/index.cf...435&pid=311645

    my wife and daughter are in the 3rd pic on the top, going left to right
    http://www.aeroforceone.com/af1/CMS/...y/IMG_8078.jpg
    they are in the shadows beside the stage to the left of steven's right leg
    there's a woman to the left of stevens knee
    my wife is the shorter woman to the left of her
    my wife's forearm stands out better than her face
    then my daughter is the taller young lady next to my wife

    so bottomline is, aerosmith rocked, it was awesome to see from so close.
    but I didn't get to bed till 1:00 am, then woke up at 6 am to go to the meet.

    hi Frank great to hear from you as well.

    today's Meet results:

    first event was 100 fly
    i decided to crank a 50 fly then loaf but legally finish the rest of the race
    out in 12.2
    went 26.92

    50 back
    28.82 out in 14.2
    bad start

    50 free
    25.00
    out in 11.9
    didn't get a great push off on the turn
    the walls were hard to judge

    skipped the 200 IM

    swam the 50 fly again and went
    27.00
    had a glide touch
    felt a little tired from the other races

    I was much faster in this meet than I was last year.


    my plan is to continue to rest for the next 2 weeks to prepare for mississippi

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    Glad the concert was enjoyable and your meet was a success! Congrats!

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    ande, one thing that I noticed about your races is your difference between your fisrt 25 and second 25 in the fifty fly is 2.52 seconds,for 50 free its 1.2, and 50 back its .42 seconds. Why is there a big difference in fly but not the strokes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren View Post
    ande, one thing that I noticed about your races is your difference between your fisrt 25 and second 25 in the fifty fly is 2.52 seconds,for 50 free its 1.2, and 50 back its .42 seconds. Why is there a big difference in fly but not the strokes?
    I can't answer for Ande's specific case but in the fly the first length ends when you touch with your hands, the time spent turning is included in the second length, that and the fact that you travel further faster from the dive in the first length than from the pushoff in the second leads to a significant difference in times. In freestyle the first length doesn't end until your feet hit the wall so the turn is included in the first length and the difference in times is less than in fly. In backstroke you turn as in free and the start is less of an advantage because you are not starting from an elevated block, so the difference is even smaller.

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