Hello my friends,
I'm sorry for the lengthy absence. I've been caught up in training and haven't done a good job staying updated with my blog. I will write a lengthier post next week. I wanted to share some links of races I swam at SMOC (Swim Meeet of Champions) and the Santa Clara International Invitational.
Click here for the 100m freestyle final. I'm the swimmer with the blue towel on the block and white cap.
Click here for an interview after my 100m free.
Click here for the 200m freestyle final. Again, I'm the swimmer with the blue towel on the block and white cap.
Click here for an interview after my 200m free.
Here's a link to the results page. My times of 50.51 and 1:50.35 were a little slower than I had wanted. I need to take into consideration though that it was rather cold out and that I found myself in a pretty hard phase of training.
Only a few days later I travelled up to the San Francisco and spent a few days training in Berkeley with my former teammates at the University of California, Berkeley. It was great being around my old teammates and being back in the bay area. It brought back some great memories from my college days there.
After only a couple days in Berkeley, I travelled down to Santa Clara for the "Santa Clara Invitational".
Here a link to my 100m race. I slipped off the block in this race and was completely out of contention from the very beginning. Unfortunately this race didn't go as planned. I swam a 50.68 in prelims and hoped to be quicker in the final.
Here a link to my 200m race. I wanted to dip under 1:49 in this race. I missed my target by .3s going 1:50.24. I was trying a longer stroke and myself stuck in that same gear throughout the race. Definitely learned a lot heading into Euro's.
Here a link to my 400m race. This was probably my best race of the weekend. The race definitely felt a lot quicker than 3:53.74. That's 2x this season that I have swum under 3:54 now.
All in all I'm content with where I am at. I have my last meet here in the US this weekend. It's the LA Grand Prix. Click here for a preview of the meet.
There will be live streaming under this link. Also, check out the official results page here.
I'll be swimming the 100, 200, 400 Free at this meet. Wish me luck.
Keep well and take care!