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  1. Friday, May 16, 2014 a Double!!

    by , May 17th, 2014 at 01:22 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I've been in the pool fairly consistent of late, though not blogging about most of it. Probably swimming 3 days a week for the most part, but I'm trying to ramp it up a bit for my upcoming USAS meet here in two weeks.

    I went in this morning to swim again with Jared, who is great to train with, though he didn't show up this morning...his mom said he'd be there tonight, and since I wasn't working, I made plans to come for a second swim.

    A.M. workout:
    10 x 100 Free @ 1:30 warmup

    8 x 100 flutter kick w/ board @ 1:55 (held 1:35s)

    10 x 100 Free Pull (75 Pull/25 Scull) @ 1:30 (1:25s)

    8 x 25 Fly @ :30
    1;00 rest
    8 x 25 Fly @ :30

    100 EZ

    3300 Yards in the morning


    PM Workout 5:00 pm:
    This was with Jared...he was my rabbit, but I also kept him going too. He trains solo now too, and welcomes the training buddy.

    1000 warmup

    4 x 400 Free @ Desc Interval (5:10, 5:00, 4:50, 4:40)
    I went 4:35/4:38/4:40/4:43
    Jared was about 1/2 a length ahead of me till the last one when he was nearly a full 25 up on me. I'll let it slide though...he's only 16. I was a hurting mother by the end of this, but it was good.

    100 EZ

    400 Free broken at 25s w/ pushups
    1st length, 1 pushup
    2nd length, 2 pushups
    etc., etc. Up to 16 lengths

    We started dying around length #10, over halfway done with the swim, yet barely into the heavy back half of the dry land. Couldn't actually do all pushups in each series without a break or two!

    6 x 100 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:55 cruise

    100 EZ

    3700 Yards

    7000:Yards for the day, and a god-awful amount of pushups!!
  2. Friday, May 2, 2014 11:15-12:00noon

    by , May 2nd, 2014 at 05:33 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    200 Free/50 Kick
    150 Free/100 Kick
    100 Free/150 Kick
    50 Free/200 Kick

    4 x 125 Free Pull @ 1:35
    4 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:17.5 <-- see what I did there??
    4 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:00

    50 Fly fast
    50 EZ

    2300 Yards

    I would've gone more but I was already running on fumes of energy since my last meal was almost 18 hours earlier at my 6:30 lunch hour at work last night. Time for McD's!!!
  3. Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:45-10:45am

    by , May 1st, 2014 at 04:30 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I've been sick since Monday afternoon, with some kind of head cold/congestion/blah. It forced me to miss work both Monday and Tuesday, and I made myself go to work on Wednesday just so I wouldn't have to bring a doctor's note for my absenses. I didn't go to the clinic, just toughed it out the man way with meds, rest, water, and Gatorade. And plenty of video gaming on my tablet :-)

    I still have a stuffy nose and throat garbage, but went to the pool anyway today since physically I'm feeling just about normal. We all know what it's like to swim with nose and throat issues...yummy!! :-P

    5 x 300 SKIPS (swim, kick,IM, pull, swim)

    6 x 200 Build an IM by 25s @ 3:10
    25 Fly/175 Free, 50 Fly/150 Free, etc.

    4 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00 gradual ascend to slow heart rate
    went :50, :53, :58, 1:05
    100 EZ Free

    3000 Yards

    That was good. I managed to keep all of the IM builds in the ballpark of 2:30s, regardless of the stroke combos/free distance I was on. Went a 2:32 on the last one which I felt was great. I'm glad I gave myself a generous interval, cause I was huffing and puffing on the wall between each rep.
  4. Friday, April 25, 2014 5:30-6:30am

    by , April 25th, 2014 at 11:51 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I got up early to get in a swim with Jared, the son of the aquatics manager at the Y. He is the one I was swimming with on the USA club team last year. His mom is no longer coaching on the club team, and he is now swimming 'on his own', unattached like me. Must be different as a 16 year old though.
    Only problem with this morning...he didn't show up. This was partially my fault for not communicating that I was coming. His mom said he swims there on Monday and Friday mornings, but just not today. Oh well, swim anyway!

    500 Free

    10 x 50 Flutter Kickmw/ board @ 1:00

    6 x 150 Free Pull w/ Catalyst paddles

    8 x (75 Free, RI ~:15, 25 Fly fast)

    200 Floaty Kick w/ board EZ
    300 Free EZ

    3200 Yards

    Well, Monday morning practice should be good with Jared. It is nice to have a training buddy!
  5. Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:30-10:15am

    by , April 24th, 2014 at 05:28 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    200 Free
    Stretch shoulders a bit
    300 Free

    The Set:
    4 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00
    3 x 100 IM @ 1:30 (1:18s)
    4 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00
    3 x 100 IM @ 1:25 (1:19s)
    4 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00
    3 x 100 IM @ 1:20 (1:15, 1:18, 1:17)
    I was happy with the last part...not sure I would make the interval at first!

    200 Kick on back EZ
    300 Free EZ

    2500 Yards

    That's enough for me addition to 4 days in a row too! Plus IM work is harder to do that an all a free extravaganza IMO!
  6. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:05-11:00am

    by , April 23rd, 2014 at 04:29 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    500 Free
    10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00

    8 x 100 Free Pull @ 1:30 (1:10 desc. to 1:06s)

    6 x 100 IM @ 1:40 (1:18 desc. to 1:15)

    100 EZ Free
    16 x 25 (odd EZ Free, evens fast Fly)
    I did these based on where my lanemate was at, so I could push off and SDK past him, then race to wall. I'd guess I was doing a fast fly every 1:15 or so.
    100 EZ cool down

    3000 Yards
  7. Friday, April 18, 2014 5:00-6:00pm

    by , April 18th, 2014 at 11:45 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Worked early today, so I was able to make it to the pool for the 'whole pool' lap swim session. :-) Its busy, but everyone has a place to swim. I can tell I'm out of was tough to hold a decent average pace like I used to do. Maybe I'm just getting old and its not as easy as it once was.

    500 Free warmup

    10x50 Flutter kick w/ board
    4@1:00, 3@:55, 2@:50, 1@:45
    I missed the last one, going a :48

    10x100 Free Pull @ 1:30 (ranged 1:07-1:10s)

    500 Free @ 7:00 - went 6:05
    400 Free @ 6:00 - went 4:51
    300 Free @ 5:00 - went 3:36
    200 Free @ 3:30 - went 2:23
    100 Free @ ???? - went 1:09

    100 EZ and out

    3600 Yards in an hour

    Well,another good day to kick my butt into gear. It's hard to believe that about 2 weeks ago I swam that 1:56 200 Free and 5:15 500 Free!! It goes away quick, and its tough to come back!!
  8. Friday, February 28, 2014 11:00-11:45am

    by , February 28th, 2014 at 04:39 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Mostly a kicking day for me...

    200 Free warmup
    8 x 100 SDK on back @ 1:40 (held 1:10-1:15s)
    10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00 (:45s)
    300 worth of EZ 25s swim

    1800 yards :-)
  9. Friday, October 4, 2013 9:00-9:45am

    by , October 4th, 2013 at 02:58 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I wasn't too motivated today in the water, but at least I got in, and did a fly set as well. Man, my fly endurance has really gone down the drain too! 200 Fly doesn't sound too appealing to me at the moment.


    500 Free
    10 x 50 Flutter Kick w/ board @ 1:00

    10 x 50 Fly @ 1:00, ranged from :33-37 ugh!

    4 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:05
    4 x 75 Free Pull @ 1:00

    100 EZ and out

    2200 Yards

    During my fly set, two different people came on deck looking for lane space, I moved over to the side to allow them to enter, but they just sat and waited for someone else to get out of the other lanes which already had two in each. I don't know why people can't circle swim, or get in with a butterflier. I will do 1 arm drill going by someone if I fear it's going to endanger them any at all, especially at the age of many of the folks I swim with.
  10. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:00-9:00pm

    by , April 18th, 2013 at 02:39 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    No swimming for me yesterday, which was actually kind of nice as a recovery day for me. I spent the afternoon at the hospital for my wife's scheduled surgery to check out/remove a large "round spot" of sorts in her lower abdomen. The doctor thought it was endometriosis during office exams, but it was something else when he opened her up to look inside. It was a ball of some kind, almost golf ball sized, and was attached between her stomach muscle and fatty tissue layer, mostly attached to the fat. He removed it, said it was nothing cancerous or anything else to worry about. She was back home later in the afternoon, and is now recovering at home for a few days before going back to work. I'm being the good husband and just letting her lay in bed and watch tv. Kids are getting a lot of fast food lately for dinner, 'cause it's easier.


    Tonight's swim:


    1000 Free

    12 x 100 SDK (4 @ 1:25, 4 @ 1:20, 4 @ 1:15)
    I have huge blisters on my feet from my fins, and ended up doing 12 x 50s Flutter no fins w/ board on the same intervals - held :44-:45s

    10 x 150 Free Pull @ 2:00 - Finally!! A REAL pull set!!
    started at 1:40, dropped to 1:36/1:37s, and last one 1:34
    We ended up doing 11, since someone miscounted (me), but it was all good. Jared and I would've gladly done that set for the next hour without much complaint

    12 x 50 Kick w/ board @ 1:10 (3 of each stroke)

    Main Set:

    This is something I think PWB would love to do for his online workouts one day...
    3 x "Super 500s" @ 9:00 - take :10 rest after each "segment"
    • 25 Free Sprint
    • 50 Fly
    • 25 Free Sprint
    • 75 Back
    • 25 Free Sprint
    • 100 Breast
    • 25 Free Sprint
    • 75 Back
    • 25 Free Sprint
    • 50 Fly - this final 50 feels like the end of a 200 Fly!
    • 25 Free Sprint

    We were finishing each 500 around 7:30-7:40 or so. Got a fair amount of rest, but having a fast 15 year old right behind you, and a 17 year old and another 15 year old behind him keeps you moving...even when you want to quit.

    8 x 50 Fast @ 1:15 IM Order (Fly, Back, Breast, Free, repeat)

    300 Cooldown

    6050 Yards (would've been 6650 had I done the full fin kicking set as written)


    Psych Sheet for my events this Sunday at the USA-S Triple Pentathlon Meet:

    #84 Men 15 & Over 400 Yard IM
    Meet Record: 4:12.71 2011 Bryce Kananowicz
    IES Record: 3:50.45 2008 Mason Shaw
    Name Age Team Seed Time
    1 Kananowicz, Bryce 17 CAST-IE 3:54.45
    2 Schanz, Dylan 18 SWAT-IE 4:06.50
    3 Jones, Kyle 15 CAST-IE 4:24.69
    4 Vargas, Jared 15 VS-IE 4:27.06
    5 Endebrock, Nate 17 SWAT-IE 4:31.55
    6 Adams, James 35 VS-IE 4:33.35
    7 Wetmore, Connor 16 SAS-IE 4:35.57
    8 Roy, Allan 16 SAS-IE 4:35.67
    9 Law, Aaron 15 SAS-IE 4:41.47
    10 Cordes, Ethan 15 CAST-IE 4:43.78
    11 Bennett, James 15 TCCC-IE 4:46.97
    12 Pringle, Justin 16 VS-IE 5:54.36
    13 Nadeau, Scott 15 SWAT-IE NT
    14 Reynolds, Matt 15 SWAT-IE NT
    15 O'Hara, Cormac 15 CAST-IE NT

    #94 Men 15 & Over 200 Yard Backstroke
    Meet Record: 1:54.50 2012 Bryce Kananowicz
    IES Record: 1:47.71 2011 Bryce Kananowicz
    Name Age Team Seed Time
    1 Kananowicz, Bryce 17 CAST-IE 1:47.35
    2 Endebrock, Nate 17 SWAT-IE 2:00.98
    3 Cordes, Ethan 15 CAST-IE 2:04.01
    4 Bennett, James 15 TCCC-IE 2:04.12
    5 Schanz, Dylan 18 SWAT-IE 2:06.49
    6 Jones, Kyle 15 CAST-IE 2:09.55
    7 Vargas, Jared 15 VS-IE 2:11.01
    8 Law, Aaron 15 SAS-IE 2:11.84
    9 Adams, James 35 VS-IE 2:16.25
    10 Roy, Allan 16 SAS-IE 2:21.54
    11 Wetmore, Connor 16 SAS-IE 2:22.45
    12 Pringle, Justin 16 VS-IE 2:29.84
    13 Guinn, Ethan 16 SAS-IE NT
    14 Nadeau, Scott 15 SWAT-IE NT
    15 Reynolds, Matt 15 SWAT-IE NT
    16 Urbaniak, Beau 15 CAST-IE NT

    #107 Men 15 & Over 200 Yard Breaststroke
    Meet Record: 2:09.85 2010 Rory Buck
    IES Record: 2:01.86 2008 Mason Shaw
    Name Age Team Seed Time
    1 Schanz, Dylan 18 SWAT-IE 2:08.79
    2 Kananowicz, Bryce 17 CAST-IE 2:10.00
    3 Wetmore, Connor 16 SAS-IE 2:14.03
    4 Vargas, Jared 15 VS-IE 2:15.64
    5 Roy, Allan 16 SAS-IE 2:17.31
    6 Jones, Kyle 15 CAST-IE 2:20.53
    7 Cordes, Ethan 15 CAST-IE 2:32.85
    8 Adams, James 35 VS-IE 2:34.15
    9 Endebrock, Nate 17 SWAT-IE 2:39.49
    10 Steenhuis, Harm-Jan 45 SWAT-IE 2:41.33
    11 Bennett, James 15 TCCC-IE 2:42.65
    12 Law, Aaron 15 SAS-IE 2:46.78
    13 Nadeau, Scott 15 SWAT-IE 2:48.59
    14 O'Hara, Cormac 15 CAST-IE 2:50.83
    15 Pringle, Justin 16 VS-IE 3:08.11
    16 Guinn, Ethan 16 SAS-IE NT
    17 Reynolds, Matt 15 SWAT-IE NT

    #117 Men 15 & Over 200 Yard Butterfly
    Meet Record: 1:57.92 2011 Joe Loftus
    IES Record: 1:47.15 2010 Coleman Allen
    Name Age Team Seed Time

    1 Kananowicz, Bryce 17 CAST-IE 1:50.04
    2 Cordes, Ethan 15 CAST-IE 1:55.39
    3 Roy, Allan 16 SAS-IE 2:05.74
    4 Law, Aaron 15 SAS-IE 2:07.18
    5 Adams, James 35 VS-IE 2:07.50
    6 Jones, Kyle 15 CAST-IE 2:09.35
    7 Vargas, Jared 15 VS-IE 2:10.67
    8 Bennett, James 15 TCCC-IE 2:13.02
    9 Endebrock, Nate 17 SWAT-IE 2:13.45
    10 Grudovik, Alexandr 17 SAS-IE 2:13.83
    11 Nadeau, Scott 15 SWAT-IE 2:24.92
    12 Wetmore, Connor 16 SAS-IE 2:27.14
    13 Pringle, Justin 16 VS-IE NT
    14 Schanz, Dylan 18 SWAT-IE NT
    15 Reynolds, Matt 15 SWAT-IE NT
    16 Urbaniak, Beau 15 CAST-IE NT

    #127 Men 15 & Over 200 Yard Freestyle
    Meet Record: 1:45.49 2012 Bryce Kananowicz
    IES Record: 1:39.23 1989 Chad Rolfs
    Name Age Team Seed Time

    1 Kananowicz, Bryce 17 CAST-IE 1:43.41
    2 Endebrock, Nate 17 SWAT-IE 1:44.11
    3 Wetmore, Connor 16 SAS-IE 1:47.52
    4 Cordes, Ethan 15 CAST-IE 1:49.18
    5 Schanz, Dylan 18 SWAT-IE 1:49.33
    6 Vargas, Jared 15 VS-IE 1:52.07
    7 Bennett, James 15 TCCC-IE 1:52.52
    8 Adams, James 35 VS-IE 1:55.81
    9 Law, Aaron 15 SAS-IE 1:56.01
    10 Menendez, Miguel 15 SAS-IE 1:56.19
    11 Jones, Kyle 15 CAST-IE 1:57.05
    12 Urbaniak, Beau 15 CAST-IE 2:00.56
    13 Roy, Allan 16 SAS-IE 2:01.68
    14 Reynolds, Matt 15 SWAT-IE 2:16.56
    15 Nadeau, Scott 15 SWAT-IE 2:19.87
    16 O'Hara, Cormac 15 CAST-IE 2:21.66
    17 Pringle, Justin 16 VS-IE 2:23.11
    18 Guinn, Ethan 16 SAS-IE NT

    Updated April 18th, 2013 at 02:59 AM by jaadams1

  11. 3-23 thru 3-30 Back from El Salvador

    by , March 31st, 2013 at 01:51 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    I had a great time away on my family visit trip to El Salvador. It is a whole new experience to go to a third world country, and just live right amongst them for a week like we did. At least we had family to be with the whole time.

    Got to the airport in the afternoon around lunchtime, and it was HOT! We were greated by my wife's brothers and their families, and my mother in law. We gathered our stuff and headed out to the shade beneath one of the many palms to enjoy a nice home meal from Pizza Hut! I ate like crazy, not knowing what I'd have later on.

    After finding that a rental truck was over $700 for the week (outrageous), we just piggybacked in the two brother's trucks back to my MIL's house, about a 2 hour drive or so. Driving is very different there. You just drive, pass, and get there how you can. Everyone uses trucks, 'cause you can pile in more people that way, and not a lot of folks even have a vehicle, so walking or biking is another mode of transportation.

    Housing is what it is. You make a place where you can. Land just gets claimed by a family, you build a wall/fence around it and use it. Houses are made out of cinderblocks if they can afford it, or adobe mud blocks, or in one case, I saw a house made of corn stalk bundles (temporary) while waiting for their other house to get constructed. It's hard to really describe it, and pictures don't tell the whole story literally have to see it and live it to understand how life is.

    This is my mother in law's house in the patio area out back:

    This is a picture from a house that was being constructed near my brother in law's house in the mountains. Adobe mud block, with the roof trusses being lifted into place. They're made out of wood from mango trees, a very dense, heavy, strong wood:

    We went to a local swimming pool "resort" area down the road from my MIL's house for a day, and had fun. I even had a nice import beer with my lunch there...Miller Genuine Draft. First drink in a while, and it was yummy. There were 5 pools at this place, all of them for playing, but I made use of one early in the day before others got there to do some lap swimming. The pool water was so cloudy that I couldn't see past my elbow in front of me either. I swam along one side, and found some landmarks to let me know when the end of the pool was coming. No flip turns, didn't need to risk smashing my heels. It was roughly 20 yards long or so, I took between 10-11 strokes after my streamlines. It felt great to be around the water and get out of the heat for the day, and the food there was just great!

    The "lap pool" (notice that no firearms are allowed):

    Another day we took a trip to a beach area, Playa El Espino. Found a place to park in a secured area with patio tables, covered, with hammocks, rinsing showers, and bathroom facilities...a big plus for sure! We had fun playing in the waves, picking up shells, found a couple live sand dollars, lots of crabs, a few cupfulls of clams. The crabs and clams became dinner later that day. The waves were just intense! 6-10 foot waves out were I was at, and almost as fierce closer in to shore. I did try a little OW swimming while there, going down the shoreline a bit. Kept an eye on the large cell tower above the resort I was at for a landmark, but didn't venture very far. I know my capabilities, and didn't want to push them to the limit. I had my fun, and then just played in the waves the rest of theday.
    I was anywhere from 30-50 yards out from shore and still able to stand in chest deep water, but those waves let you know who the boss was of the place. I body surfed a few of the waves quite a ways, and one all the way back in to my family. The beach lifeguards had to go out after a couple guys too, so that was kind of exciting to watch the action. The one guy had a life jacket on, and the other guy was holding on to him. 1 jacket isn't made for 2 people, so they were in trouble, and neither of them could swim very well. The guards made it out and got them back in okay after a long time battleing the ocean waves. They also closed the area to any "swimming" for a while until things calmed down.

    We spent much of our time going in and out of the local city, Usulutan. It's the 5th largest city in the country. Everywhere you go, you see police presence. Every place that has money, drugs (pharmacies), or valuables, has armed guards stationed at them like this Western Union money office:

    The city streets are just crowded. It's a car-first world. Pedestrians and bikes just have to get out of the way. Driving, you just stick the nose of your vehicle out there and hit the gas. No one worries about tailgaters, they just drive. Pass when you can, and get there. I never saw one accident the whole time I was there, yet with the same conditions here in America, people would've been slamming on brakes, veering out of the way, causing more havoc than needed. In a way, they people of El Salvador know how to drive better. I took a turn at the driving and just loved it. I fit right in, and it was great to just get out and go. You still have your limits with speeding, though it's not anything written down. The police put out moving roadblocks through series of cones along the highways that you must slow down through, and they check the vehicles as they go by for anything illegal.

    Here's a few shots of the city streets of Usulutan:

    A great trip for sure. I had a lot of fun, and if any of you want to see more pictures of the trip, I have them all uploaded on my Facebook account
  12. Fri, March 8, 2013 5:30-7:05pm "taper"

    by , March 9th, 2013 at 12:27 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)

    600 (25 Free/25 V-Sit scull)

    16 x 25 Sprint Swim w/ fins (short ones) @ 1:00
    I hate swimming with fins, so I just cruised them.

    12 x 50 SDK w/ short fins
    • 1 @ :50
    • 1 @ :45
    • 1 @ :40
    • 1 @ :35
    • Repeat x 2

    I made them all today

    5 x Broken 100s @ 3:30 w/ :10 between 25s
    I did minimal effort and just cruised them. Probably about 1:00 for my add up times

    200 EZ

    3 x 400 Free Pull @ 5:30

    • #1 @ 25+ HR (for 10 sec.) went 4:15
    • #2 @ 27+ HR went 4:08
    • #3 @ 29+ HR went 4:07

    These were by far my fastest and best ever times in distance like this in practice. I've done 300s pull coming in at 3:11 before, but never done 400s, and to kill the old pace was great. I wasn't winded at all either, and Jared was having trouble keeping up with me.

    200 EZ

    3 x 300 Free @ 4:30 - same HR goals as above
    I did the first one as a cool down, since I wanted to rest a little bit the night before my meet in CDA, Idaho. I did want to challenge myself with the set, but knew better, since I do have a distance date with That Guy tomorrow.

    4000 Yards

    Speaking of That Guy...
    Here is a quote from him in part of his interview posted in the latest PNA Newsletter:

    Im active on the USMS forums, keeping up with the sport and chatting with friends from all over. And making fun of fellow swimmers on the Internet is its own reward
  13. Thurs, Feb. 14, 2013 7:00-9:00pm I Heart This Day

    by , February 15th, 2013 at 02:15 AM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    It was amazing at practice today. All the teeny bopper girls were all off with the "guys of a lifetime" on their dream dates for Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, those of us at the pool got the luxary of having only 3-4 per lane, which was great compared to our normal day. Plus I didn't have to listen to all the teenage girl chatter a double win!!


    300 Free
    10 x 50 Tombstone Kick @ 1:30

    Pull Set (My Main Set #1):

    All on LIFO (Last in, first out) + :30
    Goal is to start EZ, and make each one faster on the effort level
    500 Free Pull (went 5:45) avg. 1:09
    400 Free Pull (went 4:26) avg. ~1:07
    300 Free Pull (went 3:16) avg. 1:05+
    200 Free Pull (went 2:04) avg. 1:02
    100 Free Pull (went 1:00) avg. 1:00

    100 EZ

    The true MAIN SET:

    3 x 200 IM @ 5:30 Broken at 50s for :15
    went roughly 2:20/2:20/2:16
    3 x 200 Stroke @ 5:30 Broken at 50s for :15 (I chose Back)
    went roughly 2:25s, maybe a bit faster
    3 x 200 Free @ 5:00 Broken at 50s for :15
    went 1:57/2:00/1:55

    200 EZ

    3 x 100 SPRINT Free w/ fins @ 3:00 (I used my short fins on the first 2, went barefoot on #3)
    went :57/:54/:58

    300 EZ cooldown

    5000 Yards

    Feeling pretty good in the pool. We'll see what happens this coming weekend. Plans are that I'll be attending the meet on Sunday for a little fly "business trip". I sure hope I can catch a draft and not get too far behind Mr. Chapman in the 200 Fly. It's not often I'm eating the direct wake of someone in the 200, and I'm not looking forward to it.
  14. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 USAS Meet Results - Ellensburg, WA

    by , January 26th, 2013 at 11:39 PM (Fast Food Makes for Fast Swimming!)
    Carpooled over to the meet in Ellensburg, WA for the USAS meet. I'm only going to be swimming Saturday of this meet, and thankfully I'm not swimming on Sunday, 'cause I'm dead tired right now.

    I swam a very good meet, ending up with all season best times, and quite a few of these times were just off my masters overall best times as well.

    200 IM - 2:11.76
    27.5 / 35.1 / 39.6 / 29.6
    I got out kind of slow, or so I thought. At least I took it easy on my fly with my recent history of shoulder pain. Back half of my race was good, just need to work the middle more.

    100 Breast - 1:09.70
    33.0 / 36.7
    This race was just BLAH for the most part. I was right next to an 18 year old who went a 1:01...good news is I was ahead of him through the dive and first pullout. Once we hit the surface, he was gone!

    100 Free - 52.49 (masters best is 52.42) 0.07 seconds away
    25.5 / 26.9
    This was fun. I haven't been this fast in a while! Very happy with this. My last efforts in this event were 55-mid and 54-high, so a 52 is great!

    200 Fly - 2:09.50
    26.2 / 33.2 / 34.3 / 33.3
    [sprinter whining]This was about 20-25 minutes after the 100 Free, so I was still feeling a little exhausted [/sprinter whining]
    I felt like I went out slow in the race, but I guess I didn't really. Fell off a bit in the 3rd, but was able to bring my kick up a bit on the final 50 home.

    500 Free - 5:15.70 (masters best is 5:11.74) good enough for LMSC age group record!
    I didn't really feel like I had the energy to swim fast while standing behind the blocks for this one.
    I haven't really had a good FAST 500 in a while, and I'm starting to approach that now. This race just hurt from the start though. I was gasping for air, at times getting 1/2 water on my breaths, and twice on the 25 end of the pool I slipped on my flipturns, basically getting no where off the walls. I had my teammate/lanemate in the lane right next to me, and he was about 1 1/2 bodylengths behind me the whole race, then in the final 100/150 he began moving up on me, and I couldn't do anything to stop him. I gave it all I could though, and was able to hold him off by a second. Dang 14 year olds are getting quicker!!
    Overall, the time was good though:
    28.3 / 31.8 (1:00.1)
    31.6 / 32.2 (1:03.8)
    32.8* / 32.2 (1:05.0)
    31.9 / 32.2* (1:04.1)
    31.9 / 30.5 (1:02.4) Henry my teammate split a :29.1 on his final 50 to almost get me.
    *Slipped on my turns on these 50s...

    OH, almost forgot...the pool was hot today (85 degrees) YUCKY Hot!!! And the air temp inside was hot too! I ended up drinking tons of water...about 8-9 12oz. bottles worth through the day, and I was still thirsty.

    Overall, I'm very pleased with today's meet. Lots of fast swimming, even with heavy training. I really can't wait till later in the year now.

    Updated January 27th, 2013 at 12:30 AM by jaadams1