Friday, March 23, 2007

Swim Meet, Day 1

Things are going great at Blodgett Pool, Harvard University. This'll be quick because I'm exhausted... but I swam personal bests in all three events I swam today... here's the run down:

200 Breaststroke:
seed time: 3:35
previous PR: 3:34.88
swim time today: 3:31.18

It felt GREAT - I did some visualization before the race on my start, my pullouts and my turns and it felt like I swam a technically perfect race. Nice.

100 Freestyle
seed time: 1:22
previous PR: 1:22.21
swim time today: 1:19.29

I've been swimming times in broken 100s at practice that have suggested I could swim a 1:16-1:18... so I was aiming a little higher but it's still REALLY nice to have a new PR on this one...

200 IM
seed time: 3:42
previous PR: 3:41.60
swim time today: 3:27.93

Almost 15 whole seconds faster!!!! It's a little bit about fitness and a LOT about experience and pacing. I took it out slowly and got faster and faster. Again, the visualization before hand of all my turns and technique helped a TON. Swimming is so much more a thinking sport than it seems.

We're in 15th place at the end of today - more swimmers arriving tomorrow so we'll see how it goes. It really hurt us that our distance swimmers couldn't make it to distance day last weekend because of a snowstorm. We'd be in the top 10 for sure... but there's still lots of time!!!

No wi-fi at the pool but I'll try to update more tomorrow night. Everyone else is swimming great too - lots of PRs all around - and Coach set two new New England Masters records. We're very proud!!!

train hard!

6 Comments:

Blogger Triteacher said...

Way to go!!! PR'g in 3 events - that is simply incredible. Keep up that thinking bit!

11:36 PM GMT-5

 
Blogger Joe said...

Great effort in the IM!

2:37 AM GMT-5

 
Blogger MartyTheFool said...

Way to go Spence! You put those bench marks out there and then smashed em all to heck!

Bask in your PR glory dear, you deserve it!

7:23 AM GMT-5

 
Blogger Isis said...

Wow--3 PRs in 3 events? You obviously rock! Those are big drops, too--you should feel awesome about those swims!

HOpe it's going well today, too!

From Isis! Whos is feeling exclamatory!

11:54 AM GMT-5

 
Blogger nancytoby said...

Congratulations!! Incredibly well done!!

6:18 PM GMT-5

 
Blogger Barb said...

Nice job, Spence! Way to show em how it's done!!

1:09 PM GMT-5

 

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