50 meters = 1 lap (down and back)
100 meters = 2 laps (down and back x 2)
and so on….
IM = Individual Medley (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle are all swum during this one event. Distance varies but is broken up evenly among all the strokes)
200 IM (50 of each stroke)
400IM (100 of each stroke)
I was also in 2 relays-
200 Mixed Medly
200 Freestyle Relay
I was freaking out about some of the events I signed up for… 1650? 400IM? Just who did I think I was – Michael Phelps? Ha! The week leading up to the state I was crazy nervous. I did not get the practice in that I needed in order to feel confident on the 400 IM, which is the event I ended being most worried about. Earlier in the week I received a newsletter that had a little excerpt about fear.
FEAR IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN ILLUSION
Saturday’s line up was filled with ups and downs, good races and not so good ones. My body was still tired from the previous night.
The rest of Sunday was fun! I did well in all my events… even did the 100 fly, which I know next year will be my focus to slow my fly down. I only have one speed for fly and that is fast. I don’t know how to slow it down…so I’m going to work on that one ;) When all was said and done John, Jack, Mom and I all went out for Pizza and a few beers…. I earned it. It was so nice to be able to say thank you for their support, it's not easy spectating a swim meet (booooring)! Thank you also to my ultra cool nephew, Devin, who came on Sat! Event Recap: 1650 Freestyle - 26:14 – 9th place 50 Fly 34.00- 7th place 200 IM 3:10.85 – 13th place 100 Backstroke 1:26.92 – 5th place 400IM 7:20.91- 6th place 200 Freestyle - 2:40.90 7th place 100 Fly 1:25.82 - 5th place 100 IM 1:21.38 – 11th place but PR’d
200 Mixed Medly - 2:10.52 - 6th place
200 Freestyle Relay - 1:56.41- 1st place
All valuable lessons I can apply to Ironman. My focus now turns to Ironman.
– John Collins, co-founder of the original Ironman.
PS- Thank you for your continued support!