Sunday, May 24, 2009

A&M Update 2

Last night I swam the 200 free. I didn't feel particularly good in warm-up. It is important to keep warming up when I don't feel good. It is very hard to warm-up too much, especially at this point of the season. I kept swimming slow hoping I would feel better. I didn't really feel any better but that may have just been in my mind. The truth is that it doesn't matter how you feel, it matters how you look. There have been many times in my career when I didn't feel very good in warm-up or even the race and I still had a great race. At Olympic Trials last summer I never felt incredible in warm-up. Obviously that didn't matter...I went all best times and broke two American Records.

The 200 free last night was great. I won the consolation final with the time of 1:53.9...(I actually thought I went 1:52.9 until about 30 seconds before I wrote this when my roommate told me I went 1:53.99...I was ticked...I thought I was better than that haha). That is still a really good time for me right now. I've been really tired in workouts and this meet gives me a good look at where I am and where I need to go with my training and preparation.

This morning I swam the 50 free. I warmed up really slow and got ready for the race. Again I didn't feel very good in warm-up. There was no power. Sometimes that's just what it is. I was trying to manufacture some power in my warm-up and get ready to have some in the race. I ended up going 23.7 in the 50. My hands felt really choppy and I was riding low in the water. This time is ok for a morning swim when I am still tired and only wore a Speedo. I'm seeded second going into finals tonight. My finals swim will be better. I'll let y'all know


Romans 16:1 said...

this is long course, right?

Ashley said...

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I like your AthleticFoodie column in the new Splash magazine.

J-K said...

Rock on!

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