Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The suspense is over.

The qualifying times for the 2006 US Masters Swimming Short-Course Yards Nationals in May have been posted!

I know, I know--you were as eager to see them as I have been. After all, how do you know what your goals are if you don't know what the time standards are?

Perhaps you have already done the math that I did when I finally saw the QTs, and so you already know that my 100BR time from this past weekend--1.19.80--qualifies me for that event--and by 9/100 of a second. How about that?

So I am all set for May, with QTs in the 100 and 200.

Which of course means that I'm looking at the time for the 50BR. Right now my best time, when all I'm doing is racing the 50, is a :39.07. And the QT is :37.28. But but but, if you count the first 50 of a 100, which is a perfectly legal way of getting a time for a 50, my best is :38.01, only a little more than 1/2 second too slow. Attainable, I say!

And if you're wondering why I can swim a faster 50 when I have to swim another 50 right after than I can when all I have to do is swim a 50? Don't ask. I don't know.


Tim said...

Woo hoo! Go 9/100s of a second!

If you want the opinion of someone whose athletic activity is best summarized by the words spastic immobility, the 50 vs. 100 times are probably best explained by the question of follow-through. Maybe if you swim the 50BR and pretend you're actually swimming the 100...

brent d. said...

FANTASTIC! Great job! You make me want to go out and LEARN how to swim. I'm one HELL of a floater though =)

Isis said...

You'd be surprised how important the floating part is. Some of the skinny triathlete guys on our masters team seem to sink--not a problem I have! ;)