July 6th, 2004

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im entering my first swim meet today since 1996. Swimming for TNYA in CT on 7/18. Looking over the events and Im undecided. No fly or IM, thats for sure. Proly 50 or 100 breaststroke, 50 or 100 back, 200/ 400 freestyle. Im not used to swimming in a 50 meter pool. Imagine training on a quarter mile track all the time, and then you go compete for the first time in a long time on a 1/2 mile track. Usually, a mile is 4 times around, but now it's only 2, so you have to know when to start pushing, when to hold back, and rethink it for the changes. My biggest issue is "where is the fucking wall!!??" 25 YARD to 50 METERS. the pool is never ending. Im a little scared of the 400M free...even though it would be my best event, just because my pacing will be screwed.

Looking forward to it in any case.