I swam what I would consider to be a couple of fast workout swims at the Rice March Madness meet on Saturday, equaling practice PBs in both events. The weather was cloudy and breezy but really not a major factor. Unfortunately the electronic timing failed during my 500 so I don't have any splits. I felt tight and may not have been adequately warmed up, although I swam a total of 1200 yards (1 x 800 followed by 8 x 50 at 500 race pace). My time, 5:50.43, was eight seconds faster than last March at the Senior Games, so that does bode well for Zones when I will be shaved and fully rested. I swam the 200 about ninety minutes later and went 2:10.84, splitting it 1:04.25/1:06.59 (:31.36, :32.89, :33.36, and :33.32). I felt strong on the second half, which was very gratifying after my experience in Greensboro when the piano fell on me at the 100. I am hoping for a 5% drop with a shave and taper which would result in a 5:35 or better in the 500.
Swam this morning at UT in the main pool with Larry and Katy. Chris coached.
4 x (200 free/75 kick/25 choice fast)
20 x 100 @ 1:20, 1-4 aerobic, 5 fast; after the first five I held 1:12s on the aerobic repeats and 1:06 on the fast repeats.
1 x 800 with fins
20 x 50 @ :45--skipped these because it was time to go to work