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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    What day are you swimming fly? You are going to video it and send it to me right?
    Sunday.

    I will ask Abi. If not you will still get your pound of flesh; I am signing up for a 200 fly, 200 breast and 400 IM.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Good luck to the Carrolls this weekend!
    thanks Karl. We will both be conquering our fears this weekend. I am so not a fly swimmer and my daughter has her plate more than full. Should be fun.
  3. ndauksavage's Avatar
    What day are you swimming fly? You are going to video it and send it to me right?
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Are those straight arm dips like the opposite of shrugs? Is it a shoulder related stability exercise?

    Hope your shoulder continues or starts to rehabilitate. I had to minimize straight arm fr movements to keep the joints happy. Not sure if I'm faster straight armed, but it sure looks more interesting.
    I guess you could look at them that way .... It's an exercise for the scapula -- one of the first ones I learned in PT years ago. The straight arm and lower weight does not stress the shoulders either, like regular dips.

    It's slowly getting better, just not as fast as I'd hope. Yep, straight arm free is so very tough on the shoulders. I still feel a twinge from yesterday's trial run. Won't do any AFAP free for awhile now.
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    Are those straight arm dips like the opposite of shrugs? Is it a shoulder related stability exercise?

    Hope your shoulder continues or starts to rehabilitate. I had to minimize straight arm fr movements to keep the joints happy. Not sure if I'm faster straight armed, but it sure looks more interesting.
  6. Karl_S's Avatar
    I am swimming 100scy butterfly this weekend at a kids meet. My daughter is also swimming and its her first attempt at a number of events. Her lineup is a little more challenging than mine and she is swimming 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly, 400 IM and 1000Free.
    Good luck to the Carrolls this weekend!
  7. rxleakem's Avatar
    We'll have to make a team trip up that way to check out that pool. Glad you are where you are, it's a great thing.
  8. GregJS's Avatar
    Looks like a very interesting workout - although I can't say I'm too upset about missing all that vertical kicking. Got a decent swim in today at the Johnson State College pool, which has got to be a contender in the "pool with most gorgeous view" category.

    Still basking in the glow of the retreat (although looking after a house full of kids and animals for a few days definitely induces something of a shift in focus!)

    Glad to hear you're smelling "normal" again.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 200free
    You've got a few hours left to change your mind about swimming in the Sprint Classic. Entries close at midnight tonight.

    He's right I have a hard time going over 1500 yards when I'm swimming by myself so the workouts you do day after day are truly amazing. And in that vein, I'm sure you're in good enough shape to sprint a few 50's and 25's this weekend.
    You know how much I would LOVE to be there. I can't believe I have to miss it ... But the shoulder is just not healthy enough. I haven't done any all out sprinting using my arms in ages ... Legs are super fit; arms are weak as a kitten.

    I'm hoping to come down for the Dec. 6 meet in Germantown.
  10. 200free's Avatar
    You've got a few hours left to change your mind about swimming in the Sprint Classic. Entries close at midnight tonight.

    He's right I have a hard time going over 1500 yards when I'm swimming by myself so the workouts you do day after day are truly amazing. And in that vein, I'm sure you're in good enough shape to sprint a few 50's and 25's this weekend.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    On a very motivated day, I go maybe 3,500. On an unmotivated day, 250. I'd love to have your level of unmotivation right now, so I'm going to rip off 2K from your workout and try it tomorrow.

    As for the iPhone 6, I'm a 1%er**, so we don't bother with those pedestrian playtoys ... I have the latest Nokia Windows Phone

    Seriously, though, it's the GREATEST phone and email/office/productivity device ... plus, no self-respecting hipster-app-developer would be caught dead creating Windows Phone apps so there's none of that distraction.

    ** phone OS market share, not income
    Well, I had two unmotivated days where I did 0 yardage ... It's easy enough to do small sets of 25s. They don't take much mental energy, especially using fins. Doing hard 50s or 75s or 100s -- that takes some determination.

    I had the original iPhone and iPad and have been hooked for years. No going back!
  12. pwb's Avatar
    On a very motivated day, I go maybe 3,500. On an unmotivated day, 250. I'd love to have your level of unmotivation right now, so I'm going to rip off 2K from your workout and try it tomorrow.

    As for the iPhone 6, I'm a 1%er**, so we don't bother with those pedestrian playtoys ... I have the latest Nokia Windows Phone

    Seriously, though, it's the GREATEST phone and email/office/productivity device ... plus, no self-respecting hipster-app-developer would be caught dead creating Windows Phone apps so there's none of that distraction.

    ** phone OS market share, not income
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    It is scary. Even worse is that it isn't even that virulent or easy to contract and we are having trouble controlling it.
    Just read that this year the number of deaths is over 4 times that from 1976 to 2013
    if we are this spooked as a result of a couple of cases imagine how the poor people in Africa feel. I thought I read that estimates of affected people in the three worst affected countries was 1/4 million people. Hopefully this will cause the west to seek an antiviral solution.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by raysun
    My husband works in a hospital in the San FRancisco Bay Area. What part of the country do you live in?????? Carol Nip, Albany Masters Swimming, http://albanymasters.weebly.com
    i am in Dallas. It's all over the local news and I feel like they are trying to scare us as opposed to prepare us.
  15. __steve__'s Avatar
    It is scary. Even worse is that it isn't even that virulent or easy to contract and we are having trouble controlling it.
    Just read that this year the number of deaths is over 4 times that from 1976 to 2013
    Updated October 18th, 2014 at 05:51 AM by __steve__
  16. raysun's Avatar
    My husband works in a hospital in the San FRancisco Bay Area. What part of the country do you live in?????? Carol Nip, Albany Masters Swimming, http://albanymasters.weebly.com
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    IUPUI pool is probably my favorite pool ever! That place is like Mecca for swimmers or something.
    i think the common thread between IUPUI and the Lee and Joe Jamail center at UT which I consider my Meccas are great memories. When you couple this with the famous names on the swimming boards hung around the building and the big seating areas they feel awesome. i am very lucky with the facility I train in but I can't help but have pangs of jealousy when I visit both Indy aquatics and longhorn aquatics.
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Are you still thinking of doing the SCM meet at BU this December?

    I got an email from them (finally, after several years doing the meet), letting me know of the dates. I'm debating if I want to do it...have a bit of travel before it (though not tons of driving like I did last year). It would probably be my only meet this year, unless the meet in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/16 happens (still no updates on that):
    http://www.dvmasters.org/events.php
    I just noticed a January meet in Bushkill, PA, which is tempting (fairly close to family). But I usually try to avoid visits there in winter
    That is the one meet this year that I was considering, though I am wishing it was SCY. Funny, I didn't get that email and I've been going to the meet for like 8 years straight ... I wonder if Rich is considering it? Will have to ask.
  19. aztimm's Avatar
    Are you still thinking of doing the SCM meet at BU this December?

    I got an email from them (finally, after several years doing the meet), letting me know of the dates. I'm debating if I want to do it...have a bit of travel before it (though not tons of driving like I did last year). It would probably be my only meet this year, unless the meet in Wilkes-Barre PA on 11/16 happens (still no updates on that):
    http://www.dvmasters.org/events.php
    I just noticed a January meet in Bushkill, PA, which is tempting (fairly close to family). But I usually try to avoid visits there in winter
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    SPMS is indoors at a great pool in Commerce but I understand the travel aversion.

    One of of the reasons I try to do some USAS meets each season is the energy I get from them. Going in I know that no matter who I am swimming against I will have a good race. I found it nerve racking at first but the more I do them the better they have become. Several Dallas Masters(Michelle Chow, Stephanie Stone and Mark Glass, etc), also compete in USAS meets so I am not the only old and wrinkly. If you are able(which I suspect you would) to beat the kids it gives you an even bigger endorphin high. Perhaps a USAS meet would help you get your mojo back.
    I used to do a few USS meets when Teen Fort was swimming them. But I find I don't enjoy doing them much on my own and haven't done any for a few years. Now, if I could get some other masters to attend, it might be more fun.
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