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October 8, 2007 at 12:33 pm #12709
This is a great event. Having participated in the first Hour of Power and knowing the Mullin family personally, this is really a special thing. I would encourage anyone on this site to ask their coach or former coach to support this event.
The Mullin’s are one of the nicest families out there and it’s too bad they had to lose a son/brother at such a young age. Any participation in the event would mean a whole lot to this family.
It’s for a good cause, and it’s a hard sprint workout!
October 9, 2007 at 6:43 pm #392782000swimmerMember
Can you explain exactly how the hour works as far as the workout? We are confused. It says keep all lanes on the same length…yet sprint at all times. Will this eliminate some of the slower swimmers?
October 10, 2007 at 2:15 pm #39279
We did the actual Hour of Power last year, and it worked really well as a sprint workout that we did it again later in the year.
I think we started out with 6-8 swimmers in each lane. Each lane would at first glance be “even.” The Hour of Power would begin and inevitably some lanes would pull ahead or other would fall behind (depending on how you look at it). This is where the teamwork comes in. If you are a faster sprinter in a lane that is ahead, you would want to trade with a team member of a lane that has fallen behind so that you can catch that lane up. The logic works the other way too. It gets even better when you switch strokes for 10 minutes during the hour since the deviation in stroke abilities is greater than freestyle.
So really, it is just a bunch of trades for faster and slower swimmers. But the point is that you have to work together as a team to have every relay on the same leg.
I hope that is clear enough. It worked out really well for us. I want to say that we had a bunch of the lanes finish the Hour of Power at nearly the same time.
October 10, 2007 at 2:45 pm #39280
October 10, 2007 at 2:55 pm #39281
Well, I guess I meant that they finished at the same time as close to an total time of an hour.
November 5, 2007 at 12:04 am #39282LittleBMember
This event is getting huge and I want to personally thank everyone ahead of time for their participation!
There are currently nearly 3,000 swimmers slated to participate from over 40 teams!
I hope each team has a great experience with it – it’s a pretty neat opportunity to have so many athletes doing the exact same thing at the exact same time!
Have fun…work hard…and remember how much Cancer Sucks!
November 8, 2007 at 11:06 pm #39283Rustie GustieMember
How did the event turn out? If I’m not mistaken, I think it was this past Wednesday, was it not? Hopefully there was huge support of this event and all the teams involved had a great time.
November 9, 2007 at 3:59 am #39284LittleBMember
The second annual Hour of Power was a huge success! Here at Carleton we had a phenomenal and emotional experience! A really great (and tough!) practice!
There were 45 (or 46?) teams that participated and at least 3,000 swimmers. Most were D3 schools but there were also a few club and high school teams that participated (and a D1 school or two). Based on the emails from coaches it seems all teams had a great and powerful experience with the event!
I will let you know a total for funds raised once all coaches have let me know.
Thanks again to everyone that participated – we really are grateful that so many want to help honor our friend and inspiration!
Hopefully it will be even bigger and better next year!
Also if anyone wants to buy a “Cancer Sucks TM” t-shirt or cap message me for more information!
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