Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mission Viejo Masters SCM Meet

I like competing in the pool. but I tend to let myself get rusty. Since I have been training short course meters for a few months I decided I needed to try and get at least a couple meets under my belt in the distance this season. The Mission Viejo meet happened to work nicely with my schedule. Since college I have tried to avoid the event combination of 50 free, 100 free and 100 breast, but I decided to forgo that rule for this meet. I wanted to do those events as a good gauge to see what short of shape I am in and because it worked out well in the event order for the day.

The 50 definitely felt rusty, I breathed way too much in my 100 free and I couldn't find my stroke in the 100 breast, but the times weren't too terrible. In the end I earned some national rankings in my age group (25-29), 6th in 50 free, 2nd 100 free and 100 breast. Next up will be the SCM Masters Regional meet right by home at Belmont Shore in Long Beach, CA. I plan on digging down a bit deeper to come out with some top national times and hopefully some world rankings.