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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Sounds to me like you're right on schedule. I'll definitely be watching the results next Sunday!
    Thanks Kirk. Fingers crossed I will have a great meet.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    I"m so excited for you and can't wait to follow how you do. You've done a fantastic job of busting butt all the way up to taper, then letting yourself relax. Great job, Stewart.
    Thanks Kari. I am definately more relaxed about this than my last taper. I dont know why, but I am. I am really looking forward to the week of swimming. My parents, wife and kids are going to be there watching so that will be fun. I also am part of a team which will also be great fun. All around I have enjoyed the journey, Thanks for all the support and I will post each day no matter what.
  3. knelson's Avatar
    Sounds to me like you're right on schedule. I'll definitely be watching the results next Sunday!
  4. flystorms's Avatar
    I"m so excited for you and can't wait to follow how you do. You've done a fantastic job of busting butt all the way up to taper, then letting yourself relax. Great job, Stewart.
  5. rxleakem's Avatar
    I was struggling on those breathing swims too, Greg. Great attempts! It was fun that Bryan and Lena joined us.

    No pools there, but we did have a pond. I guess my open water swimming was started when I was very young!
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    I didn't make it there last summer and now I sort of default to going to Pitt (though I won't have that option for a few weeks in August). It is pretty far from me too. I've heard conflicting things on the depth question. As long as it's not 3-4 feet ... See you in November hopefully!
  7. GregJS's Avatar
    Looks like a cool place to spend a childhood - but I bet you had some pretty heavy-duty chores to do too! But which building housed the pool complex? With so many great swimmers in your family, I've just got to assume y'all had your own world-class indoor facilities on the farm.

    Nice meeting your oldest brother and seeing Lena enjoying a swim. Good workout today. (And in spite of my being a wise-guy, I really did make an effort on that breathing pattern you gave us. Failed, but tried.)
  8. ourswimmer's Avatar
    Have you not been to North Park? It is pretty cool by my standards, and pretty close to where I visit when I visit PGH. Be warned, however: My standards are partly historic; it is (I think) a WPA facility. IIRC, it is not super-deep anywhere.

    I am planning a visit to your vicinity in mid-November, before Thanksgiving. Hope I will connect with you and Water Rat at Pitt and maybe elsewhere besides.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Nice workout! Glad to hear Abi is having fun! If you swim when you get back tomorrow let me know and I will join you. It's so funny though because everyone is used to you being early and the lifeguard feels bad because everyone is waiting.
    Will do.

    That is funny. I actually meant to leave my key with your or Bill but forgot to before I left on Wednesday. Sorry.
  10. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Nice workout! Glad to hear Abi is having fun! If you swim when you get back tomorrow let me know and I will join you. It's so funny though because everyone is used to you being early and the lifeguard feels bad because everyone is waiting.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks Mark. I have an international plan so will be checking email and texts. I will email you my cell and we will definitely connect. Sounds weird to say see you next weekend in Montreal.
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    Stewart, I'm going to rip this workout off next week. You're definitely going to be ready next Sunday. We arrive in Montreal on Sunday (spending the weekend in the mountains) and I plan to venture to the recreation pool for a pre-meet warmup. I'll look for you then.
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryR
    I'm there, too. I haven't had a chance to swim though since it's just me and my ten year old. He requires some supervision. I'm pretty tired right now so I can't imagine if I were also trying to get workouts in. I hope you're having fun!
    i understand the challenge of a 10 year old. My daughter is the same age and swimming at the meet. If it were not for my wife being so flexible and supportive I would never be able to do what I am doing. I have been getting up at 4.30am and driving 30 miles to swim with my friend at nitro. I find the workouts are a great stress reliever and also getting endorphins going always gives me more energy. Enjoy the rest of the meet and I hope your son does great.
  14. MaryR's Avatar
    I'm there, too. I haven't had a chance to swim though since it's just me and my ten year old. He requires some supervision. I'm pretty tired right now so I can't imagine if I were also trying to get workouts in. I hope you're having fun!
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    52 for a 14 year old!?!? Holy #!@! That is smoking.

    As for Canadia, make sure you brush up on your Bob & Doug McKenzie. Canadians really love it when Americans try to do their best Bob & Doug impression ...
    yeah he was one of several standout swims. One of the other boys was out in 58.1 on the first 100 of his 200 fly and ended up at 2:06 which is an awesome time but those splits. The elephant was officially on his back the last 25m. Fun meet though.

    My my daughter is the impersonator in the family so fingers crossed it's a little more acceptable from a child.
  16. pwb's Avatar
    52 for a 14 year old!?!? Holy #!@! That is smoking.

    As for Canadia, make sure you brush up on your Bob & Doug McKenzie. Canadians really love it when Americans try to do their best Bob & Doug impression ...
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You and Steve can each share your tales of taper woes as you get ready for Montreal. For us 45+ guys, though, we'd ask you to push him a little extra hard to tire him out
    Both arms are still attached at the shoulders although I have two more shots tomorrow and Saturday. We both backed off due to the taper but it was still a lot of fun.
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    This is an outside looking in observation; that year went really quick. You will have an awesome year now that you are settled. I know it was a stressful year but you are over the hump and I for one am looking forward to seeing another one of those incredible 50 fly's in San Antonio next spring.
    Thanks Stewart. It was a rough year, but things are more settled now and Lil Fort better adjusted. Oddly, the 50 fly was one of the only bright spots, swimming wise, this year. I am really looking forward to seeing how you do at Worlds. You've had a great year of training!
  19. pwb's Avatar
    You and Steve can each share your tales of taper woes as you get ready for Montreal. For us 45+ guys, though, we'd ask you to push him a little extra hard to tire him out
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    This is an outside looking in observation; that year went really quick. You will have an awesome year now that you are settled. I know it was a stressful year but you are over the hump and I for one am looking forward to seeing another one of those incredible 50 fly's in San Antonio next spring.
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