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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    How are the pools at LA Fitness?

    There's a new one opening about a mile from home and I'll probably check it out. Can't be any worse than the pools at 24 Hour Fitness (that is about 2 miles from home).

    LA Fitness seems to be in more places around the country. I see them almost everywhere.
    On the disgusting side. And extremely shallow. Mine is 3 feet in one end with about 2 feet of water. Hopefully, you're will be nicer since it's brand new.
  2. aztimm's Avatar
    How are the pools at LA Fitness?

    There's a new one opening about a mile from home and I'll probably check it out. Can't be any worse than the pools at 24 Hour Fitness (that is about 2 miles from home).

    LA Fitness seems to be in more places around the country. I see them almost everywhere.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    My wife and I felt the same way and so we switched to doing a Thanksgiving fondue a few years back. It actually creates a great, family style meal that is slow, relaxing and conducive to conversation. We usually do three courses - veggies, meat and then, of course, chocolate for dessert. It stretches the meal out over a few hours and just makes for a great family time.
    That's a great idea! However, the guys in the family seem to like the traditional fare. However, I will not be cooking it. I'm definitely encouraging alternative fare next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magick17
    Ah Thanksgiving...a speed bump till Christmas....I'm was dying laughing at the food is disgusting....enjoy that beautiful family though!
    It is disgusting -- heavy and unhealthy. I will skip all the icky sides and have a salad. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
  5. pwb's Avatar
    Not that I like Thanksgiving much -- the food is disgusting.
    My wife and I felt the same way and so we switched to doing a Thanksgiving fondue a few years back. It actually creates a great, family style meal that is slow, relaxing and conducive to conversation. We usually do three courses - veggies, meat and then, of course, chocolate for dessert. It stretches the meal out over a few hours and just makes for a great family time.
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    Ah Thanksgiving...a speed bump till Christmas....I'm was dying laughing at the food is disgusting....enjoy that beautiful family though!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    Good workout for being sick and not overdoing it. Sorry to hear about your thyroid going beserk! I have taking your comment about breaststroke and really trying to feel my body position better - for whatever reason it's easier to feel in fly and very mechanical for breaststroke. But reducing resistance and setting up a powerful lunge is so key.
    A good kick really helps the lunge too, but that eludes me. But the pull can set it up pretty well. Good luck! Any more SCM meets in December? Will you get your next ten TTs in SCM?
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    Good workout for being sick and not overdoing it. Sorry to hear about your thyroid going beserk! I have taking your comment about breaststroke and really trying to feel my body position better - for whatever reason it's easier to feel in fly and very mechanical for breaststroke. But reducing resistance and setting up a powerful lunge is so key.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I am sad for you and your swimming when I read about your pool and pool transit travails.
    Yeah it is a real joy sucker. I can usually deal with it, and then I'll get mired in traffic from an accident on the parkway and flip out. YI just haven't really gotten my mojo back since the move, though I'm sure the shoulder problem doesn't help. You' are fortunate to have so many pools in AZ.
    Updated November 19th, 2014 at 11:33 AM by The Fortress
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    I am sad for you and your swimming when I read about your pool and pool transit travails.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I don't know about Patrick and Mark, but I too always struggle while I am on the road. As you said, traveling is tiring, but at least you got in and swam. Sounds like a great trip. My two kiddos are pre teen and teen, and I can't imagine having to travel to see them, but I guess it's just around the corner. My son turned 14 today. Safe travels.
    I wish I could travel more to see them. But with a job and Lil Fort at home (she's 14 too), I don't have the flexibility. Still three trips in the last two months to AZ, VA and NH was more than enough for me. It takes me awhile to get back into a good sleep routine, and it definitely negatively effects my swimming.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryR
    I swam a couple meets at Dartmouth in college. Do they still have the pool that has the couple of long course lanes that go into that tunnel-- at least this is how I remember it from 25 years ago.
    Yes same old pool. Quirky tunnel and abrupt shallow areas. They really need a new pool. But given the fact that they almost cut the swim team a few years back, that is unlikely.
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    I don't know about Patrick and Mark, but I too always struggle while I am on the road. As you said, traveling is tiring, but at least you got in and swam. Sounds like a great trip. My two kiddos are pre teen and teen, and I can't imagine having to travel to see them, but I guess it's just around the corner. My son turned 14 today. Safe travels.
  14. MaryR's Avatar
    I swam a couple meets at Dartmouth in college. Do they still have the pool that has the couple of long course lanes that go into that tunnel-- at least this is how I remember it from 25 years ago.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Thanks for the tip to the shoulder exercise.

    Given that my shoulder has flared up again, I am seriously considering buying Mullen's shoulder package - http://www.corswimmershoulder.com/co...houlder-system.
    Hadn't seen that before. Good to know. As I recall, you have pretty loose shoulders, especially for a guy. Loose shoulders can be difficult to manage and cause flare ups. Hope yours is nothing serious!
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    Thanks for the tip to the shoulder exercise.

    Given that my shoulder has flared up again, I am seriously considering buying Mullen's shoulder package - http://www.corswimmershoulder.com/co...houlder-system.
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I am assuming that the best average kick was with fins, because that's flying(even with the fins). Really nice kick set.
    Yes, the whole set was with fins. I can kick pretty fast, but not that fast!
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    I am assuming that the best average kick was with fins, because that's flying(even with the fins). Really nice kick set.
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That looks like a cool meet. We need more options for a season-ending SCM meet. There's no way I'll make the trip out this year, but I'll certainly keep it in mind for the future.
    I'm sure you have plenty of SCM meets in your neck of the woods! The smack down is a cool concept, though the Boston meet has the advantage of being bigger and providing more rest.
  20. pwb's Avatar
    That looks like a cool meet. We need more options for a season-ending SCM meet. There's no way I'll make the trip out this year, but I'll certainly keep it in mind for the future.
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