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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    My 15 year old boy has to get shots for his allergies. He's been doing so for 5 years or so. But it helps:-)
    I tried allergy shots years ago. They didn't help. They only work on approx 30% of adults.
  2. __steve__'s Avatar
    My 15 year old boy has to get shots for his allergies. He's been doing so for 5 years or so. But it helps:-)
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    I think you should go for it at Canadian Nat's...I'll ship you some JAGUAR juice if I can find some more. It works pretty good, especially when you're not training as well as you'd like to. :-)

    Joking aside, I hope you feel better soon. I'm sidelined at the moment too after s soccer practice injury from one of my son's teammates.
    If it was closer, I'd swim for fun. But I'm not going to travel all that way and spend $$$ on a multi day meet when I'm not in the best of shape. When you got to that kind of meet, you want to swim well, not just swim.

    Heal up quickly!
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swimmieAvsFan;
    Oh drat! I was looking forward to hanging out with you that weekend.

    I hope you feel better super duper soon!
    I know ... After my last couple meets, I was feeling more excited about training/racing and that meet seemed ideal. But I really needed to be healthy for that chunk of training. Between resting for Columbus/Zones and this prolonged thing, I've definitely lost conditioning. I will miss you guys.
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    I think you should go for it at Canadian Nat's...I'll ship you some JAGUAR juice if I can find some more. It works pretty good, especially when you're not training as well as you'd like to. :-)

    Joking aside, I hope you feel better soon. I'm sidelined at the moment too after s soccer practice injury from one of my son's teammates.
    Updated April 17th, 2014 at 03:14 AM by jaadams1
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    Oh drat! I was looking forward to hanging out with you that weekend.

    I hope you feel better super duper soon!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    The Buffalo pool is a great pool. I think the Erie Community College Pool downtown is better. I have done good swims in both in the 90s. I think that Univ at Buffalo will meet your high pool standards. get better soon.
    Yep, I've been there to watch Teen Fort swim years ago and I remember it being fairly nice. Geez, I hope I get better soon. No real improvement so far.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    That's too bad, seems you always get stuck with this at the worst times

    But there is some nastiness going around. I got hit with something over the weekend, and nearly everyone I work with who was at that conference last week got it. Heck, even my boss's boss has had to call in sick--an extremely rare event for her!

    That Buffalo meet sounds interesting though... Is the pool outside? I need to keep my eyes open for things like that, where I could possibly visit family back there. The timing of that looks like it would work for my schedule.
    Yeah, I remember I was sick during LCM Zones last June. I think it's the spring. I can't seem to escape the spring, and all the attendant allergies, without some major crud.

    The Buffalo pool is inside. Swimming a 50 LCM backstroke outside = torture. I may get one of my swimmers to join too.
  9. tjrpatt's Avatar
    The Buffalo pool is a great pool. I think the Erie Community College Pool downtown is better. I have done good swims in both in the 90s. I think that Univ at Buffalo will meet your high pool standards. get better soon.
    Updated April 16th, 2014 at 08:12 PM by tjrpatt
  10. aztimm's Avatar
    That's too bad, seems you always get stuck with this at the worst times

    But there is some nastiness going around. I got hit with something over the weekend, and nearly everyone I work with who was at that conference last week got it. Heck, even my boss's boss has had to call in sick--an extremely rare event for her!

    That Buffalo meet sounds interesting though... Is the pool outside? I need to keep my eyes open for things like that, where I could possibly visit family back there. The timing of that looks like it would work for my schedule.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Would allergies be part of it? Potent illnesses can start from a simple seasonal allergic response

    100's - What kind of sprint lasts close to a minute anyway? And to rock both the 50s and 100s in same time frame would take an awful lot of preparation (without any setback )

    Bounce back soon !
    I suspect I just caught something from one of my swimmers. A few have been sick recently. And I'm on all my allergy meds. But that could be part of it.

    Yes, a few weeks is not enough time to train for a big meet. If I had stayed healthy, all my prior racing would have helped though. And I would have been game. But this is too big a setback.
  12. __steve__'s Avatar
    Would allergies be part of it? Potent illnesses can start from a simple seasonal allergic response

    100's - What kind of sprint lasts close to a minute anyway? And to rock both the 50s and 100s in same time frame would take an awful lot of preparation (without any setback )

    Bounce back soon !
    Updated April 16th, 2014 at 03:54 PM by __steve__
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    Geez, you just can't catch a break! I hope this is short lived and you feel better fast.
    Thanks so much. Yeah, it's been a rough year. And I finally felt like I was getting into more of a groove. But there's always another meet.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Well that just sucks, sucks, sucks.

    I hope you recover soon.
    Yeah, it sucks. There are a couple of my PV friends attending that meet and it would have been quite fun.
  15. jpetyk's Avatar
    Geez, you just can't catch a break! I hope this is short lived and you feel better fast.
  16. pwb's Avatar
    Well that just sucks, sucks, sucks.

    I hope you recover soon.
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    What interval are your 25s on. are they all 100 pace or just the odds/evens
    Sorry, forgot to put that. Interval is :40. Pure USRPT would call for :20 rest, but that's a pretty tough for drop dead masters sprinters. They are all on 100 pace. If you miss one, you skip the next rep and then carry on. It's OK to "fail."
    Updated April 11th, 2014 at 10:34 AM by The Fortress
  18. Water Rat's Avatar
    What interval are your 25s on. are they all 100 pace or just the odds/evens
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    I may have to do this now. If a sprinter can handle it, then I should be able to as well! I'm a fearless animal at meets with my event lineups, but sometimes workouts by myself can be a bit difficult to get done without wimping out!
    It would be a piece of cake for you! Plus, the set doesn't take all that long to do, so you can do it when you don't have much time. Before the end, it felt like a lot of continuous swimming/kicking to me.
  20. jaadams1's Avatar
    I may have to do this now. If a sprinter can handle it, then I should be able to as well! I'm a fearless animal at meets with my event lineups, but sometimes workouts by myself can be a bit difficult to get done without wimping out!
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