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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    She did great and seems very grounded.

    It seems so so weird for me to not go lots of distance and not work hard all the time. It's a balance but think it will help me recover. The bionic elbow is doing great but my left shoulder is a whole different story and will likely have to get it taken care of after Budapest but I will leave that for another day. It's bearable right now!
  2. flystorms's Avatar
    "Despite this she dropped 11 seconds on her 100 fly, which was pretty awesome!" Holy smokes that's incredible!! Good job on her!

    Enjoy the taper. I'd guess it goes against your grain to relax a bit, but you can do it. You're going to be amazing over there, especially with the new bionic arms.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Hey how is it turning with the parachutes? Do you open turn or does the chute get tangled at all during a flip?
    scy is a pain but I can flip turn with the chute; you just have to be much closer to the wall than you think inorder to make it work. Tuesday is scy while Thursday is LCM, so I only have to deal with it on Tuesday.

    I really like the power tower but it is very hard on the shoulders, and I felt yesterdays workout throughout todays workout and I am not even using super heavy weights.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Have fun with the travel with your daughter. As for Indy, my understanding is there are a number of good pools in the suburbs, but I'm not sure what kind of time you'll have.

    Man, if you feel like this - "I am struggling to stay on top of the blogging." - then I've lost the struggle!
    I am going to swim but will try to be as casual as possible around my daughter. Indy has some options so I will make it work. We also have several chaperones and she has friends in our senior group who she can hang out with while I swim. I will make it work!

    I was doing so well for the longest period where I wrote the workout down right after practice, but recently I have calls almost immediately after practice and remembering my workout gets tougher and tougher. I guess if there is a silver lining the fact that I am swimming and swimming pretty well is it!
  5. flystorms's Avatar
    Hey how is it turning with the parachutes? Do you open turn or does the chute get tangled at all during a flip?
  6. pwb's Avatar
    Have fun with the travel with your daughter. As for Indy, my understanding is there are a number of good pools in the suburbs, but I'm not sure what kind of time you'll have.

    Man, if you feel like this - "I am struggling to stay on top of the blogging." - then I've lost the struggle!
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Oh that's a deceptively tough workout.
    I have been doing more and more of this type of set instead of a straight 16x50 set which I did forever. If you go one more round its 15x50's so its as tough but somehow the active recovery makes it more mentally tolerable.
  8. flystorms's Avatar
    Oh that's a deceptively tough workout.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Dickson
    Looks like you're gonna kill it at Worlds. Some crazy fast workout swimming. Great to see you back and swinging. Keep it up.
    thanks Kurt. Finally feeling pretty good.

    Good luck with the channel crossing. I know you will do it and do it in a great time.
  10. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Looks like you're gonna kill it at Worlds. Some crazy fast workout swimming. Great to see you back and swinging. Keep it up.
  11. flystorms's Avatar
    Yes, take where you're at. And considering you're on your way to World, that's a huge accomplishment after all the pain you were in last year.

    All is going well here. I'm really enjoying Memphis. It's a beautiful town and there's a lot to do here, especially around the arts and music. It's a city with an identity crisis - not quite a big city, though not a small one either. The people are fantastic. I'm enjoying my new team, my coach and the folks on it. There are two faster women on the team, but today I realized that they were 10 and 20 years younger than me and I'm close to them. I'll get 'em when they're not looking. The hard part is that we only practice 3x/week as opposed to 6x with my last club. It's hard getting out on my own, but need to 2 more days/week.

    Good to see you're doing well, Stewart. You're inspiring me to get my butt in the gym for some weight/strength training.
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    16000?! Oh that stresses me out thinking about that many people. LOL!

    Sounds like you're making a really good comeback. Nice work!
    yes sixteen thousand people. Rumor is that they will be running 4 pools. Montreal was 2 competition pools and a warmup and warmdown pool.

    I am am up and down own from day to day with how I feel but the general trend is up which is great. I feel like I am in a race against time to really be where I want to be before worlds but I will just keep plugging away and enjoy each day as best as I can. This time last year I was afraid I would not be racing ever again so I will most certainly come take where I am at.

    How is life coming out the other side of the move?
  13. flystorms's Avatar
    16000?! Oh that stresses me out thinking about that many people. LOL!

    Sounds like you're making a really good comeback. Nice work!
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Great to see you, Stewart. When you're next back, I promise to be in better swimming shape! Travel well, my friend.
    Patrick, you did just fine and long term your PT will mean you will be back better than ever. I think I need a page out of your book after worlds to rest and recoup my shoulder but I am afraid I am too far along with the injury.
  15. pwb's Avatar
    Great to see you, Stewart. When you're next back, I promise to be in better swimming shape! Travel well, my friend.
  16. pwb's Avatar
    Looking forward to your visit!
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Stewart, I admire and am in awe that you still go to practice after only a few hours of sleep. I don't know how you can function sometimes.
    I struggle without sleep just everyone else and I did not do that great on this workout. That said I do my very best to get up and can count less than a handful of times when I have not got up. My wife says I am OCD when it comes to swimming.
  18. flystorms's Avatar
    Stewart, I admire and am in awe that you still go to practice after only a few hours of sleep. I don't know how you can function sometimes.
  19. knelson's Avatar
    Great to see you this morning Stewart! It's not easy to get me to the pool that early, but I must say I feel refreshed now. Ask me how I feel around 2:00 this afternoon.

    Most of our workouts are structured sort of like this. There's a different emphasis every day, but it's almost always some kind of aerobic freestyle set followed by a stroke set and then either a sprint set, kicking, or some kind of drill. If you like to be surprised every day, Cascade Swim Club is not the place for you!
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    That looks like an excellent P200 set and I could see that getting quite tough rather quickly. If I try it I will do the watered-down American SCY version though.
    (I assume the ez free swims are on the :50 per 50 interval.)
    i have been working on developing some 200 Pace sets for the kids I coach and they did this one this week also. I am a big fan of LCM and wish we swam it all year. I always find it much easier to come down to scy and way harder to go up from scy to LCM. Alas we swim a lot of scy across our pool.

    I fixed the intervals. Thanks.
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