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Swim Meet Report

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First of all, I would like to see more of these meet reports from you guys!!! It is a lot of fun and you see all kinds of people - much more diversed than tri or running races as far as the size/age goes. We had a 320+ (total of the ages) female relay going for some kind of record today at the meet. Also I met a guy who broke so many national records recently and who recently swam just .10 sec off the world record in 50 or 100 backstroke. Oh, he had a beautiful body <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Ok about the meet. I knew I would be slower than the last year's time at the same meet because I have been swimming only 1-2/wk for the last several months mainly as a recovery and also I recently discovered a sense of 'kicking from your hip' but it hasn't really become a part of my swimming. Plus I am one week away from a marathon and ran 10miles yesterday. In short, I had enough excuses.<br><br>
In addition to the 200 med. relay and 200 relay, I swam the following events in the order in the 25meter pool.<br><br>
200m free: 3:11:32 :)01.04 slower than 07)<br>
50 m free: 38.32 (.42 slower)<br>
100m free: 1:28:08 :)01.11 slower)<br>
400m free: 6:46.66 :)08.19 slower)<br><br>
My 200m was ok compared to 50 and 100. By the 400m I was totally done and the time shows. Though I was ready for slower times heading to this meet, somewhere in my head I was hoping to PR (especially because I didn't run 17 miles the day before the meet). Well, I guess I can't win everything. And I re-discovered how horrible my start and more so the flip turn was. This was my 3rd meets but I still have a difficult time to stay warm/hydrated/fed over 4-5hours. Just plain challenging.<br><br>
Looking ahead, I plan to refocus on my swim after the 'thon. I am planning to do another meet in March and State meet in April.<br><br>
Whose meet report is next?
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he he he<br><br>
Mine's next weekend.<br><br>
You did great.<br>
My 2nd meet ever was my fastest so far, and everything else has been close.<br>
Put some other strokes in there next time...mix things up a bit.<br><br>
Yes....staying warm, hydrated, and out of the potty at the wrong time is a huge challenge at meets.<br><br>
Things to help:<br>
1) Keep your cap on all the time, it really does help keep you warm.<br>
2) Take clothes (a few pairs of things) to wear on deck.<br>
3) Wear slip on "slipper" type shoes, and socks in between races. You'll look a bit dorky, but you'll stay warm.<br>
4) Don't sit on bare bleachers...take a towel.<br>
5) Buy, and use a shammy (divers use them)....dry off as much as possible before getting dressed between events.<br>
6) Take lots of choices for food. Eat little bits at a time.<br><br>
HAVE FUN!!!!<br><br><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">Great job Yosh!</span></b><br><br>
My March meet isn't going to happen...conflicts that can't be prevented, so I might be looking for something else to do. On the other hand, the tri's in April, then my swimmy vacay....maybe I"ll just wait till after that to do something else, and focus on learning what all the super secret codes in my workout plans are before that.
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Please please don't be scared to do swim meets.<br>
There isn't wildlife in the water.<br>
It's not the washing machine of tri starts<br>
the people are WAY friendly.<br>
please do one<br>
just once<br>
just tri it. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
ppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr<br>
PRESSURE!!!!
If you want to see where meets are:<br><a href="http://www.usms.org/comp/calendar.php" target="_blank">http://www.usms.org/comp/calendar.php</a><br><br>
Find your region ("zone"<img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> and go from there.
Sometimes each of the zones have other calendars held elsewhere, too. I'm in Dixie zone...and our meet calendar is more filled out than the USMS one.<br><br>
You might find the contact person for each zone, there, though...and go that route.
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