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  1. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge
    Ha, I did that drive with you and Matt once! A lot easier from where I am, little less than 2 hours per the Googs. I did check and see if it was SCY or LCM, no way would I even consider it LCM. Would be fun to swim at Mizzou again, a good chunk of my PRs are still in that pool.

    Have to decide quickly though, looks like the only meet still available for the club team my masters group is attached to that I could qualify at is Ozark Senior Champs last weekend of January and the entry deadline is... tomorrow. On the plus side, it is in a brand-spanking-new high school pool literally 10 minutes from my house.
    THATíS RIGHT! Forgot we all carpooled together. You could always just deck enter. I usually do that with the smaller local meets here. That way Iím not out the money if I canít make the meet. Yeah I pay like a 5.00 premium to enter events if I deck enter, but Iím usually only dropping in for one event (because I normally do deck entry if I know my weekend will be busy and my schedule might be in flux, as opposed to when I enter ahead of time and have cleared my calendar for the meet).
  2. JPEnge's Avatar
    Ha, I did that drive with you and Matt once! A lot easier from where I am, little less than 2 hours per the Googs. I did check and see if it was SCY or LCM, no way would I even consider it LCM. Would be fun to swim at Mizzou again, a good chunk of my PRs are still in that pool.

    Have to decide quickly though, looks like the only meet still available for the club team my masters group is attached to that I could qualify at is Ozark Senior Champs last weekend of January and the entry deadline is... tomorrow. On the plus side, it is in a brand-spanking-new high school pool literally 10 minutes from my house.
  3. Calvin S's Avatar
    Fairly certain Central Sectionals is LCM this year, Jeff.

    NEVERMIND! Just checked and it was changed to SCY. There were on this program where spring sectionals was LCM for the 2 cycles before an Olympics. Guess they changed it (again).

    I should add: I actually qualified myself as well, but Columbia is a LONG haul (and a VERY boring drive) so I am going to pass this time (but qualifying times are good for 2 years so I can always go another time!).
  4. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin S
    I know I did a 12 days of Christmas when I used to CrossFit. I had to dig around in the blog to find it (12/24/2012...coincidently the last time Christmas Eve was on a Monday!)
    I've done it a few different ways - I think each gym has their own more or less, not sure if there is an "official" one. They are all tough in some way, it's just a lot of reps to do.
  5. Calvin S's Avatar
    I know I did a 12 days of Christmas when I used to CrossFit. I had to dig around in the blog to find it (12/24/2012...coincidently the last time Christmas Eve was on a Monday!)

    ďThe Nightmare before Christmas"

    The following is done just like the "12 Days of Christmas" song, start at 1, then do 1 and 2, then 1 and 2 and 3, etc.

    For time:

    1 knees to bar
    2 tire jumps
    3 clean + squat (75 lbs)
    4 clean + press (75 lbs)
    5 dips
    6 goblet squats (45 lb kettle bell)
    7 flutter kicks (on each leg)
    8 kettle bell swings (45 lb bell)
    9 hand stand push-ups
    10 heel clicks (think Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz)
    11 pull-ups
    12 dumbbell clean + press (25 lb dumbbell 1 arm at a time)

    Results: 39:59
  6. Calvin S's Avatar
    we want to know about your workouts, not your plumbing!
  7. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin S
    First you can't find your keys, then your coach doesn't show up. Methinks a higher power is trying to tell you something about your comeback campaign.
    This meet was kind of a last-minute decision anyway, so it's not the biggest deal in the world, but it was annoying to drive 25 minutes out and back for nothing! I'm a bit nervous about racing long course, short course appears to have become my jam at the moment.
  8. Calvin S's Avatar
    First you can't find your keys, then your coach doesn't show up. Methinks a higher power is trying to tell you something about your comeback campaign.
  9. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by gdanner
    Great times man! I got to the meet and completely forgot to find you, lol. You had a heck of a meet in general, not to mention only being back for a short span. The younger age groups seemed more stacked than I remember them being in the past.
    Thank you sir! You had a good meet too! I watched most of your races, but between there being 2400 people there and everybody looking different in a cap and goggles than otherwise, I didn't really know how to go about finding you or any other forum denizens or random people I knew from the small world of swimming.
  10. gdanner's Avatar
    Great times man! I got to the meet and completely forgot to find you, lol. You had a heck of a meet in general, not to mention only being back for a short span. The younger age groups seemed more stacked than I remember them being in the past.
  11. JPEnge's Avatar
    Exactly. I was a 400 IMer in college and it just wasn't worth the loss of air to do it. Now I feel like I'll be putting myself at a big disadvantage in the 100 IM if I don't do it, and I'll need every advantage I can get against some of these DI sprinters only a year or so removed from college in the 25-29 age group!
  12. gdanner's Avatar
    This reminds me to work on my crossover turn...I haven't practiced it in a few years. I think it's only useful for me in the 100 IM and that's about it. Takes away too much air in the 200 and 400.
  13. Sojerz's Avatar
    Looking forward to hearing how you do, especially that 100 Br under :60. GOOD LUCK.
  14. Karl_S's Avatar
    Lots of nice racing! Good work. 'looking forward to reading about your swims at Nats.
  15. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ourswimmer
    I lift at a CrossFit gym although I don't CrossFit. But I recognize your Friday AM workout as what the CrossFitters were doing at my gym on Friday too.
    Yep, it's the CrossFit Open. Worldwide open qualifier for the Games series. I'm under no delusion that I will make it but usually gyms get together and have everybody do it for fun.
  16. ourswimmer's Avatar
    I lift at a CrossFit gym although I don't CrossFit. But I recognize your Friday AM workout as what the CrossFitters were doing at my gym on Friday too.
  17. __steve__'s Avatar
    Love the Caribbean. Try to go every summer.
  18. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Two pieces of good news here....
    1. Your times are still really amazing!
    2. You've recognized some of the problems you're experiencing while in practice and not in a race. That's awesome because now you have the insight and time to tweak for when you do a real race. Nice work!
    Thanks! Like I wrote, I am pretty happy with the times, they honestly aren't far off what I'd do in a lactate set of 50s in college. But I have a lot to clean up and not a whole lot of training time or interactive coaching to do it with. I think I may start doing an off-the-blocks swim at the end of practice once a week, just to try to get the racing bugs out.
  19. flystorms's Avatar
    Two pieces of good news here....
    1. Your times are still really amazing!
    2. You've recognized some of the problems you're experiencing while in practice and not in a race. That's awesome because now you have the insight and time to tweak for when you do a real race. Nice work!
  20. JPEnge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    60 reps of 50lb DB snatches? Or 2 sets of 30
    Ive never done crossfit due to being injury prone but killer workout man

    I read the best plyometric exercise is supposed to be just vertical drops ( 1 -3í)rebounding AFAP with a max vertical jump
    It was a team workout so we switched off each set - I did 10-10-10 on the way up and 10-20-10 on the way down because the wife was getting tired. 50# DB snatch is pretty easy for me overall. 70# starts to get challenging to string together.

    And yeah, depth jumps (what I call those) are a great plyo. I'm naturally bouncy so I love doing jumping stuff of all types.
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