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Calvin S

Monday 8/17/2020

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by , August 17th, 2020 at 05:25 PM (421 Views)
AM SCY @ LRRC "Arkansas Dolphin Intra-Squad Meet"

Air Temp: 90
Pool Temp: 86
(The conditions were not the best for racing, but you have to go with what you got!)

300 swim every 4th 25 head-up scull
4x75 @ 1:10 "Claire Lockridge" pull w/ paddles
4x50 @ 1:00 FL drill
4x25 @ :30 V.S. FL

50 EZ
35 EZ

2x50 @ :50 FL @ 200 PACE
100 EZ

200 FL - 2:01.24 - 26.85/29.75 (56.59)/31.09/33.56 (1:04.65) - So I put all my eggs in one basket here, shaving and tapering for one race. Also never have I trained LCM and then tapered for a SCY meet (but done it plenty of times the other way around!). But I also have never gotten the chance to swim a 200 FL fresh. The 200 always seemed to fall at the end of a meet, when I was already tired. My goal was to break the 2:00 barrier, and at the 170 yard mark, I was still on target. Alas, the heat finally withered me down the stretch. While it may have kept me from hitting my goal time, it would not deny me a lifetime best. At thirty-five years young, I will take a best time in the 200 yard FL. In a couple months, hopefully I get a chance to race indoors, and I KNOW I can close out those last 30 yards!

Total: 2100 (including warm-ups and warm-down)

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  1. pwb's Avatar
    SWEET! For some reason that 2:00 barrier is SOOOO hard to get under. I imagine that a faster, indoor pool with great temperature control will help. And, if it gives you some energy as you age, I was 2:02.9 when I was 36, then managed to get down to 2:00.4 when I was 45 years old. Other than a couple of times in the bodysuit era, I haven't made it under 2:00 ... but you're still young, so you can do it!
  2. tripswim's Avatar
    nice swim Calvin!

    that water was boiling hot