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Saturday Mar 6th 2010 Austin Grand Prix Day 3

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Saturday Mar 6th 2010 Austin Grand Prix Day 3

not feeling real snappy
I am returning to what works for me
speed training and racing
cut out aerobic work and distance
get stronger
lose weight
improve my SDK, flutter kick and breastroke kick

Austin Grand Prix Day 3
swam 100 fr (info below)
rested a bit for it & shaved chest arms & legs
huge meet, 1200 swimmers, some national team and olympians
I'm going to photograph tonights session

Psych Sheet

100 fr 50.38
23.80 26.58
went out too hard


dick nichols
scy, main pool,
Whitney coached
7:00 - 8:30
tyler, jon, brad, & guest Graham Ginn
dove in on time
wore B70 legs
arrived 15ish minutes late

warm up:
missed it

6 x 150 on 2:00
started at 1:45

100 easy

6 x 100 k on 2:00
started at 1:45
did 1:09 - 1:14

100 easy

6 x ??? on 1:55
did 100's

100 easy

assigned 10 x 50 on 1:15
odds 1, 2 or 3 breaths
even strong
did skipped the odds
went medium strong on the evens

went 22.9 on last one from a dive

100 easy

2010 MEETS:

April 9 -11 The Woodlands, TX Countdown
2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships

May 20 - 23, 2010 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Aquatic Center COUNTDOWN
2010 USMS Short Course National Championships
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  1. rtodd's Avatar

    Nice 100. How are reaction times measured? I have no idea.
  2. pwolf66's Avatar
    RTs are measured using pads that sit on top of the starting blocks and measure the time between the starter's beep and when there is no longer pressure on the pad.

    Also those are used for getting relay splits which is the time between when the incoming swimmer triggers the pad and the outgoing swimmer leaves the block (i.e. is no longer apply pressure to the pad).

    I think the acceptable lower limit is -.03, anything lower results in a DQ.
    Updated March 7th, 2010 at 05:08 PM by pwolf66
  3. rtodd's Avatar
    Thanks Paul. That is quite different from track where after the gun the pressure sensitive blocks measure how long it takes to apply pressure (significant) to them. If pressure is applied prior to 0.1 sec, the runner is given a false start.
  4. ande's Avatar
    Hey Rtodd,
    thank you, I was a little disappointed with it, felt I could go faster. Need to work on splitting and have more on the last 50

    Hey Paul,
    Good Answer