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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Hang in there Celestial! It sounds incredibly stressful. But y you're being a great daughter.
  2. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Sucks watching the parents go down. We had to drag my mom kicking and screaming to assisted living facility two years ago. Just died last year and my dad is starting to lose it. Good luck. If one of them breaks a hip, my bro is a acetabular surgeon of some renown in Houston. Keep swimming. Only thing that keeps me sane.
  3. rxleakem's Avatar
    Bappy hirthday
  4. Celestial's Avatar
    Agree with both of you!
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    I find Drylands tricky.

    Swimming just seems so much less of an injury prone activity
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    I lose my drylands mojo sometimes too. I think they can help swimming, especially all the core work. And I think lifting can build muscles that help take the pressure off the tiny RC muscles. BUT it is so easy to get injured. I've had an elbow tear from deadlifting myself. I feel like I may have to shift to a regimen with more reps. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy the time off.
  7. ekw's Avatar
    The pool I swim at uses salt water chlorination. I'm not sure if that's the same thing. Anyway, I find it doesn't taste like salt unless the chemicals are out of whack.
  8. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    Hey Celestial!, sounds something horrible with that v bug.. Looks like you put in a good swim! Take it easy on yourself. I too,can't be without the water either. Glad you're feeling better! From one swimmer to another!!
  9. Celestial's Avatar
    Well, I'm not sure the last person was supposed to pass everyone during the 50, because they DID have a whole 500 to do, I think they were more like pacing and drafting off each other!
  10. amj119's Avatar
    Sounds like fun!
  11. knelson's Avatar
    We used to do these kind of pace line sets in high school and college. When we did it the idea was the person in back had to pass everyone else during the 50. Is that how they did it in the relay?

    I remember one particular time whoever was leading took off at about a 1:00 per 100 pace. That made it real fun!
  12. Celestial's Avatar
    Hahaha! You're right about the step outside - but it's not as bad as the getting out!
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Good luck with your goals. I admire you for setting them. I find some intermediate steps and shorter term goals help too. So perhaps setting some milestones around your weight loss goal for example, would help you stick to the plan. Just my two cents.

    I swim indoors(when I am not traveling) and the hardest step is that leap from the pool edge into the water. In your case I suspect it's the step from the locker room into the open air. I don't miss 30-40 degree air temperature on deck.

    Good of luck with your goals.
  14. Celestial's Avatar
    Thanks, guys!
  15. __steve__'s Avatar
    Those are definitely sprint races.

    Like wookie mentioned, keep it fun. For me, entering relays is the ice -breaker for that:-) There's many different possibile reasons (excessive aerobic activity, the day, turns, transitions, motivation, etc) and the masters reset / baseline button can be useful.

    Good luck to yourself!
  16. thewookiee's Avatar
    We all have practices and meets like you experienced. There are times when I make a certain interval and think "wow, I have finally turned the corner" The very next week, I struggle to make an interval that is 10 seconds slower.

    Remember, keep it fun. Goals are great motivation for training but keep it fun first.
  17. Celestial's Avatar
    Karl - yeah, I just don't remember what it was!! Probably breast
  18. Karl_S's Avatar
    I agree with jpetyk about the paper products.
    BTW, the workout is nice but the total looks like 3700 to me, not 4k. Did you do a 300 cd that you didn't report?
  19. flystorms's Avatar
    I like that workout. Stealing it for tomorrow's solo.

    Good luck on the kitchen. That's such a nightmare, but just think about how amazing it will be once it's all over. And the added benefit of a weight loss is a bonus, right?
  20. jpetyk's Avatar
    If it were me, I would go with paper products until I had a better way to do dishes.
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