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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Dickson
    I have a bro in Dallas that's a hand surgeon (hope you don't need one but you might).
    Is there any brother Dickson that's not a doctor? You guys should band together like those two Mayo bros and start your own clinic.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Swim nerd heaven!
    and, for me, swim nerd jealousy! I have managed to contort my professional and personal life to be able to watch finals each night so far on the app (because they tape-delay on TV) and have loved it, but, someday, I want to be there. And, as much as I enjoyed Omaha when we got to swim Nationals there in '12, I'm hoping some city a bit more interesting outside of the pool gets to host in '20!
  3. flystorms's Avatar
    Stewart, I've been battling an inflamed radial nerve - the one that runs from the back of your thumb, up your forearm, under to your tricep. I wonder if you're having some of the same issues. Ice, Icy-Hot, anti-inflammatories and massage are helping, but it doesn't take much to get it flaring up again. Does that sound like stuff you're dealing with?
  4. tjrpatt's Avatar
    I was satisfied with the final of the men's 100 back! Someone might have done a partial taper in that heat. Only Phelps can get away with a partial taper at Olympic Trials or Lochte four years ago. Glad you found a place to swim during trials. Great Commentary with some swimming dish.
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    My case likely doesn't has much chance of being the same as yours, but in the remote chance it is: I have had similar forearm/hand aching with some numbness in fingers and outside of hand (though my elbow wasn't a prominent area of discomfort). It turns out my shoulder is the source of it all. What has certainly helped me some is teres major and minor myofascial relase.

    Good luck
  6. pwb's Avatar
    I am starting to get really worried about my elbow with some numbness in my right forearm. This morning was very painful and the pain really did not go away the whole workout.
    Do you need to see a more sports-specific specialist? I hope you can get this rectified.
  7. pwb's Avatar
    I am heading to Olympic Trials tomorrow so won't be posting until next week.
    #jealous #VERYjealous
  8. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Numbness not good. Front (median nerve) or back (ulnar nerve)? Hope you feel better. I have a bro in Dallas that's a hand surgeon (hope you don't need one but you might).
  9. Doug Martin's Avatar
    No Frisco meet?
    Is the diagnosis swimmer's (aka golfer's) elbow?
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Great job coach. Always fun to see the kids making progress, especially when they are yours too.
    very true. I am having a blast.

    With me not coaching my daughters age group it's great being a coach and a dad and very doable right now. When my daughter turns 15 it may be a little more challenging. I will cross that one when I have too and until then I will be both dad and coach.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    I was talking to the lady who runs our WAC pool in Lewisville who said that the air quality at the Mansfield pool was really bad. She's been hacking and coughing a lot since then from the chlorine buildup.

    So exciting to have a kid made the Olympic cuts! Congratulatons!
    despite RACE having a great meet we had several kids who seemed to struggle as the meet went on.

    Carolyn is such a good example for our younger kids; she has a great attitude, she makes all our practices, she works her tail off and is very coachable. We have a couple other 16year olds who just missed OT cuts and we have a great group coming behind this group. The next few years for us will be very exciting. I have had a blast working with these kids and I am very appreciative of Neil and our coaching team for allowing me to participate.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    LC 50s afap are indeed tough. Can't believe you did 5. I did 2 yesterday and took 10 minutes in between. But there are few things better for overall conditioning than 30 sec of all out effort.
    They were brutal. I did them on about 6:00. I'd like to take more time, but the pool is only long course for one hour. If I get myself to the meet I'm contemplating the end of July, I will need to do 3 x 50 AFAP each day (2 events and a mixed really). So I figure I better get my body used to it ... Can't do them every day though bc they are so fatiguing. Not even contemplating any long course 100s!
  13. Sojerz's Avatar
    Great job coach. Always fun to see the kids making progress, especially when they are yours too.
  14. flystorms's Avatar
    I was talking to the lady who runs our WAC pool in Lewisville who said that the air quality at the Mansfield pool was really bad. She's been hacking and coughing a lot since then from the chlorine buildup.

    So exciting to have a kid made the Olympic cuts! Congratulatons!
  15. Doug Martin's Avatar
    LC 50s afap are indeed tough. Can't believe you did 5. I did 2 yesterday and took 10 minutes in between. But there are few things better for overall conditioning than 30 sec of all out effort.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin
    What days will you be at Trials? My sister and her family are also going to watch. They will be there for the first 4 days.
    Lucky sister! I am there for the week, though I think my plane flight might conflict with the last day of finals. Anna Lea is trying to get together a list of masters swimmers going.
  17. jroddin's Avatar
    What days will you be at Trials? My sister and her family are also going to watch. They will be there for the first 4 days.
  18. pwb's Avatar
    Great minds think alike. We saw the same movie Saturday night and watched the original on Friday night to refresh our memories. Loved both of the flicks.
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Some years when I've experience strong spring allergies and slight asthma, I've also felt very lethargic, particularly in the evenings after a long day. The feeling does seem to stop on its own late spring or early summer. I speculated that it was from reduced lung capacity making it harder on your body to uptake O2 but it might also be immune system related. Allergy pills (Claritin) controls the allergic response, but doesn't seem to help the lethargy. It seems worse in years when for whatever reason I'm not doing much exercise in that season.
    I can definitely feel the reduced lung capacity. And I seem to have a crap immune system. July and August are usually pretty good months. But then the ragweed cometh!
  20. Sojerz's Avatar
    Some years when I've experience strong spring allergies and slight asthma, I've also felt very lethargic, particularly in the evenings after a long day. The feeling does seem to stop on its own late spring or early summer. I speculated that it was from reduced lung capacity making it harder on your body to uptake O2 but it might also be immune system related. Allergy pills (Claritin) controls the allergic response, but doesn't seem to help the lethargy. It seems worse in years when for whatever reason I'm not doing much exercise in that season.
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