11.18.2015

2015 South Davis Masters Meet

Last Saturday I swam at the South Davis Masters meet.  This is always a well run meet and is one of my favorites.

I had a lot of fun hanging out with Chad and Chandra and the Fairmont crew.  It's always fun to catch up with people that I usually only see at meets.  Fairmont was pretty well represented and it was fun to watch my teammates swim and do well.

I haven't been training too hard lately, but decided to enter the 1,650, 500 and 200 just to see where I am at.  My focus was on the 1,650 and the others were just for fun.

My previous best time was 21:29.90 at South Davis last year.  On my last CSS test, I tested at a 1:16 pace.  Theoretically, I should be able to swim a mile at this pace, which would be 21 minutes.  I didn't think I would go quite that fast, but wanted to beat my previous best.  I ended up between the two at 21:19.03, which was good enough to get first place overall (none of the fast guys were there).  My goal is to eventually break 21 minutes.

I kept a pretty even pace through most of the swim, but felt tired towards the end, which shows in the splits below.

Lap Cumulative 50 Split 100 Split 500 Split
50 00:33.22 00:33.22
100 01:10.13 00:36.91 01:10.13
150 01:48.35 00:38.22 01:15.13
200 02:27.09 00:38.74 01:16.96
250 03:05.74 00:38.65 01:17.39
300 03:44.64 00:38.90 01:17.55
350 04:23.57 00:38.93 01:17.83
400 05:02.90 00:39.33 01:18.26
450 05:42.05 00:39.15 01:18.48
500 06:21.44 00:39.39 01:18.54 06:21.44
550 07:00.35 00:38.91 01:18.30 06:27.13
600 07:39.55 00:39.20 01:18.11 06:29.42
650 08:18.98 00:39.43 01:18.63 06:30.63
700 08:57.81 00:38.83 01:18.26 06:30.72
750 09:36.79 00:38.98 01:17.81 06:31.05
800 10:15.63 00:38.84 01:17.82 06:30.99
850 10:54.20 00:38.57 01:17.41 06:30.63
900 11:32.94 00:38.74 01:17.31 06:30.04
950 12:11.86 00:38.92 01:17.66 06:29.81
1,000 12:51.13 00:39.27 01:18.19 06:29.69
1,050 13:30.19 00:39.06 01:18.33 06:29.84
1,100 14:09.48 00:39.29 01:18.35 06:29.93
1,150 14:48.77 00:39.29 01:18.58 06:29.79
1,200 15:27.57 00:38.80 01:18.09 06:29.76
1,250 16:06.78 00:39.21 01:18.01 06:29.99
1,300 16:45.76 00:38.98 01:18.19 06:30.13
1,350 17:25.11 00:39.35 01:18.33 06:30.91
1,400 18:04.80 00:39.69 01:19.04 06:31.86
1,450 18:44.83 00:40.03 01:19.72 06:32.97
1,500 19:24.61 00:39.78 01:19.81 06:33.48
1,550 20:03.82 00:39.21 01:18.99 06:33.63
1,600 20:43.44 00:39.62 01:18.83 06:33.96
1,650 21:19.03 00:35.59 01:15.21 06:30.26
Min 00:33.22 01:10.13 06:21.44
Max 00:40.03 01:19.81 06:33.96
Average 00:38.76 01:17.79 06:30.34



I almost missed the 500. There were supposed to be three heats and I was in the second.  I must have missed the announcement that said they were going to combine the first heat.  I was talking to Chad and looked up to see everyone up on the blocks ready to go.  Gordon was in my same heat and he was up on the blocks.  I tried to grab my stuff, but they were already blowing the whistles.  I decided to just bag it, but then Gordon yelled "Josh are you coming?".  I stripped down, grabbed my goggles and ran up to the the block.  I felt like an idiot for holding up the meet.  I pushed the 1,650, so I wasn't expecting a great time on the 500.  I ended up at 6:06.04, which was better than I thought I would do.

I thought about just skipping the 200, but swam it anyway. I ended up at 2:17.60, which wasn't great.

Anyway, it was a fun meet and I was glad to hang out with my friends and get a PR on the 1,650.  I'm looking forward to the next couple meets at Olympus and Sand Hollow.

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