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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Enjoy. You know, they do have pools in the Great White North
    Hmm ... not where I was in the remote wilderness about 1:40 from Montreal. I didn't even step outside for a hike because it was absolutely freezing.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    I am heading to Canada today for a wedding, so will be out of the water for a few days.
    Enjoy. You know, they do have pools in the Great White North
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Alright, very glad to see you returning to competition!

    For those of us sprinters who peruse your blog like the I Ching, could you let us know when a sprint is with fins? How do you decide whether or not to use fins, and do you think there is a differential training effect?
    Hmm ... I don't think you need much sprinting advice!

    I've been fairly glued to my fins (except for some 25s and kicking) the last two months primarily to de-stress and remove the load from the thoracic area. The dr cut out all the muscle in that area. And it's only the last few practices that I haven't felt really strained after swimming. This is a work in progress as my body re-adjusts.

    Mostly, I use fins to work on my dolphin kick/leg conditioning and for the neuro-muscular patterning from overspeed training. When I do my AFAP 25s, I tend to mix fins and non-fin work, sometimes alternating.
    Updated November 6th, 2017 at 04:31 PM by The Fortress
  4. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Alright, very glad to see you returning to competition!

    For those of us sprinters who peruse your blog like the I Ching, could you let us know when a sprint is with fins? How do you decide whether or not to use fins, and do you think there is a differential training effect?
  5. Water Rat's Avatar
    Melissa is a great lanemate
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Does sprinting make you tired for the rest of the day? It does me, especially the NB's
    Yes, usually tired. But right now, with my body not used to it, it's like getting hit by a mac truck.
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    Does sprinting make you tired for the rest of the day? It does me, especially the NB's
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Oh no! We might not be ale to use the term "garbage yardage" anymore, since it actually has a purpose
    \

    Only if you have a vascular problem!
  9. Karl_S's Avatar
    garbage yards promotes vascularization
    Oh no! We might not be ale to use the term "garbage yardage" anymore, since it actually has a purpose
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DanSad
    Hi, can you provide any details around the statement in the last sentence "garbage yards promotes vascularization"?
    You need to give your body a signal to adapt. Aerobic swimming, which provides constant reasonably high blood circulation, might send a good signal.

    https://wheelpower.training/how-endurance-training-promotes-blood-vessels-growth/



  11. DanSad's Avatar
    Hi, can you provide any details around the statement in the last sentence "garbage yards promotes vascularization"?
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    HEEEEEYYY Fort!!!!

    OMG I haven't been logged in forever! Fell off the USMS forum bandwagon and was lurking on allrecipes.com, then flyertalk, and most recently serviceacademyforums.com

    I like this workout! For the 20 x 25 IM order, is that by 100 IM, like 5 rounds of 4?

    So sorry to hear about your health issues!
    HEEEEYYYY Chowmi. I hope all is well in your world. It sounds like you are cooking more than me. I am very sporadic, but usually consult NYT food.

    Yes like 5 rounds of 4. Done in a 23.6 yard pool, so easier than usual.
    Updated October 12th, 2017 at 08:01 PM by The Fortress
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Hope this turns out ok and no more surgeries.
    Could have been worse. The left side is 50% closed. But I am apparently decent at building collaterals. Thanks Bill.
  14. chowmi's Avatar
    HEEEEEYYY Fort!!!!

    OMG I haven't been logged in forever! Fell off the USMS forum bandwagon and was lurking on allrecipes.com, then flyertalk, and most recently serviceacademyforums.com

    I like this workout! For the 20 x 25 IM order, is that by 100 IM, like 5 rounds of 4?

    So sorry to hear about your health issues!
  15. Sojerz's Avatar
    Hope this turns out ok and no more surgeries.
  16. Water Rat's Avatar
    J'ai Duolingo sur mon mobile aussi.
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ourswimmer
    I agree with you: That "main set" as written does nothing for anybody. The intervals are too short to go truly fast, but with all the breaks the sustained effort at or just above threshold pace isn't long enough to be useful either.
    exactly. some people in my lane weren't even making the interval, which also seemed useless
  18. ourswimmer's Avatar
    I agree with you: That "main set" as written does nothing for anybody. The intervals are too short to go truly fast, but with all the breaks the sustained effort at or just above threshold pace isn't long enough to be useful either.
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    Wait. You cruised a 1:03 100 backstroke kick? That's... legit.
    With fins!
  20. JPEnge's Avatar
    Wait. You cruised a 1:03 100 backstroke kick? That's... legit.
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