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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Its really flat all over - make sure some isn't pulling your leg about ocean temps. Surfline says 81F at Corolla and Duck pier and 78-83F at Rodanthe, Avon, and Frisco piers. Predictions are for only a little wave height increase (from 1'+ to maybe 2'+ later in the week. Pretty flat predicted through sunday 7/31. If you are looking to ride some of these wind swell waves, go at low tide with a long board, paddle board, or bogey board and fins. Sometimes bigger sets will roll in periodically if you're patient enough to wait.
    It was truly the most frigid water that I've ever been in. Just frigid. I got that temp from a surf report. It seemed about 10 degrees warmer today when I went in, but tons of jellyfish. It is very flat.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    That water temp does sound horrible, no less for a workout. Looks like you didn't stick to intervals, which is a good thing in that bathtub.
    My community pool here is probably similar. The few times I've gone, I just swim a little, lounge a little, and drink plenty of water.

    You've done stand up paddle boarding, haven't you?
    You might end up in the water a little, so dress to tolerate that.
    I think you've been going to the gym and doing box jumps and such? Otherwise, your legs may be sore for a few days.
    I have never done stand up paddle boarding. Kind of excited about it! Hopefully, the legs won't be too sore!
  3. Sojerz's Avatar
    Its really flat all over - make sure some isn't pulling your leg about ocean temps. Surfline says 81F at Corolla and Duck pier and 78-83F at Rodanthe, Avon, and Frisco piers. Predictions are for only a little wave height increase (from 1'+ to maybe 2'+ later in the week. Pretty flat predicted through sunday 7/31. If you are looking to ride some of these wind swell waves, go at low tide with a long board, paddle board, or bogey board and fins. Sometimes bigger sets will roll in periodically if you're patient enough to wait.
    Updated July 27th, 2016 at 06:29 PM by Sojerz
  4. aztimm's Avatar
    That water temp does sound horrible, no less for a workout. Looks like you didn't stick to intervals, which is a good thing in that bathtub.
    My community pool here is probably similar. The few times I've gone, I just swim a little, lounge a little, and drink plenty of water.

    You've done stand up paddle boarding, haven't you?
    You might end up in the water a little, so dress to tolerate that.
    I think you've been going to the gym and doing box jumps and such? Otherwise, your legs may be sore for a few days.
  5. flystorms's Avatar
    Ugh, I'm so sorry! It's been a nightmare for Customers and Employees alike. The computer glitch was one thing, but getting all the displaced crews back onto a flight schedule was another problem that is taking a few days to unwind. It's ugly.

    My sincere apologies. Luckily, you were able to get home.
  6. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I tell Mr. Fort the same thing. And yet he never takes a day off even if injured. He was even doing bench press when he had RC tendonitis recently ... Insanity, or some would say OCD. :-)
    One of the things I like about reading the blogs is that when I get accused of being obsessive about my training, it assures me that I am not. In fact, I can see that I take far too many days off, get way too much sleep every night, am a complete wuss when it comes to training with the slightest hint of an injury and probably have no idea what a painful practice really is...
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Southwest messed with a lot of swimmers' workouts on Wednesday! Glad you got home.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    My wife frequently reminds me I am a smart guy who does not act smart when it comes to my own body. I swim injured and tired! Also there is something about doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome in here. Insanity I believe it's called
    I tell Mr. Fort the same thing. And yet he never takes a day off even if injured. He was even doing bench press when he had RC tendonitis recently ... Insanity, or some would say OCD. :-)
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I am fairly stubborn and keep hoping it will just go away. Thus far that has not worked. My wife frequently reminds me I am a smart guy who does not act smart when it comes to my own body. I swim injured and tired! Also there is something about doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome in here. Insanity I believe it's called
  10. jim thornton's Avatar
    I've suffered both lateral and medial epicondylitis, i.e., tennis and golfer's elbows, respectively, and they are VERY slow healing. I currently have the golfer's version. I can tell you that it WILL eventually get better, regardless of what you do with one exception. You need to take a break from whatever caused it in the first place (for me, bad mechanics on my serve and forehand with a Babolat tennis racquet). If swimming hurts it, try doing fist swimming, which greatly reduces the strain.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Sorry for the down times and injury Stewart. try not to overthink it too much. it is what it is. it will get better.
    Yes it will. You may have to step up the rest/therapy options. Did you try the cortisone shot yet? I had one in my elbow years ago (it didn't help, I had a partial tear and then did PRP). I didn't think it really hurt all that much.

    I've survived two labral tears, one RC tear, an elbow tear, elbow tendonitis, a broken finger and now a broke toe. You can do it!
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    Sorry for the down times and injury Stewart. try not to overthink it too much. it is what it is. it will get better.
  13. Sojerz's Avatar
    Nice!
  14. pwb's Avatar
    LOVE IT! Looks like a blast.
  15. fdtotten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Good to see you pop back up on the blog, Frank, and love the goals. They should keep you going.

    Hope you enjoy cycling and borrowing a bike to check riding out is a great idea, if you can get one that fits and is in good condition. I eventually found a decent, used, right size, Trek road bike on the web (craig's list) for much less than a new one. Also found it helpful to get it adjusted (fit) at a good bike shop to my body. Helmet, gloves, bike shorts, clip-in shoes, water bottles, etc. all cost some $s, so it is a bit of an investment. Be careful and good luck with it.
    Thanks! That's why I put the goals out there for all to see. I think that will help to keep going just like you commented. I loved to cycle in my younger days, and there are a number of cycling groups with terrific people to ride with in SWFL. I like your tips to get a bike and equipment, thanks.
  16. Sojerz's Avatar
    Good to see you pop back up on the blog, Frank, and love the goals. They should keep you going.

    Hope you enjoy cycling and borrowing a bike to check riding out is a great idea, if you can get one that fits and is in good condition. I eventually found a decent, used, right size, Trek road bike on the web (craig's list) for much less than a new one. Also found it helpful to get it adjusted (fit) at a good bike shop to my body. Helmet, gloves, bike shorts, clip-in shoes, water bottles, etc. all cost some $s, so it is a bit of an investment. Be careful and good luck with it.
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Stewart, I think many frequent biz travelers have been where you were re: booking the wrong hotel, wrong date, no hotel. I certainly have.

    On your elbow, I don't think there was any precipitating injury, right? Have you discussed the potential of arthritis with any of your docs?
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I think inflammation can be seen on an MRI? Feel lucky there are no tears. But since this has been going on for months now, I see no reason not to try a cortisone shot right now. Why wait? Elbows can be very recalcitrant and take a long time to heal. I did rest my elbow quite a bit during the acute phase with kick only workouts, fins and no backstroke. Without rest, it might not heal ...
    i don't want to back off but I maybe forced to. One of the guys I swim with had elbow shots and he claims they are really painful so I have been trying to avoid them but I think it's likely going to happen.
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    I think inflammation can be seen on an MRI? Feel lucky there are no tears. But since this has been going on for months now, I see no reason not to try a cortisone shot right now. Why wait? Elbows can be very recalcitrant and take a long time to heal. I did rest my elbow quite a bit during the acute phase with kick only workouts, fins and no backstroke. Without rest, it might not heal ...
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee
    Enjoy your swim at my alma mater. I love the AU pool.
    i had a little trouble getting into the pool but once I realized the coach had to come upstairs to bring us down in the elevator I made a point of taping on the glass to attract her attention. I had a good time!
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