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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    After all that rushing this morning my plane is still at Love Field delayed due to mechanical problems. What a pain! I will pass along your best wishes to Miss Abi. She is pretty excited. They had the pre TAGS team party yesterday and she got a goodie bag including a TAGS shirt and team swim cap. It's amazing how big a deal it is for the little kids to get the tags swim cap. Big bragging rights I guess. Thanks for the message. Have a good week.
  9. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Have a great trip! Hope you made your flight. Tell Abi good luck at tags.
  10. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Most excellent meet and I'll add my props for swimming the 200 fly, as well. However, while I agree you could go faster, I think you'll find it more enjoyable if you were to back off the first 50 more and aim for something like 0:39 - 0:43 - 0:44 - 0:44 (1:22 - 1:28) to get to that 2:50 time.

    I'm with you on trying to stay in better shape "between seasons" so it's not a re-building effort from ground zero. Back in my youth, I used to adore taking 2-3 weeks of sheer nothingness after long course season, but it would only take me a few weeks to bounce back after that. I can't afford that kind of gap as I get older.

    For SCM, Ron Johnson meet should be the November 15th-16th weekend. AND, since you've done the 200 fly, you may as well add a good, open water swim to your repertoire and come out for the Mesa SCM meet on Sep 27th and our State OW champs on Sep 28th (see http://azlmsc.org/events/ and http://www.azopenwater.com/#!az-stat...pionship/c1pl8).
    Hi PWB!!! YES!!! I have the Ron Jon penciled in and chowsh will be making her pilgrimage to pick me up at Sky Harbor, tee hee!!!!!

    I started making a third closet (one at home, one in Breck, CO, and now finally getting smart and starting my own stash at chowsh's!!) so I already have a pair of warm Uggs and sweat pants waiting for me in Chandler. Finally we know what to get each other for xmas and birthdays - duplicate clothing at each other's house! I might ask for a parka this year. Heck, maybe even a fastsuit and leave it there! And one can never have too many pairs of clean underwear and socks! I'd like to get to the point where I can just board the plane with just my purse and stolen scooby snacks from the AA Admiral's Club. I can afford a muffin, even at airport prices, but they aren't as satisfying unless scrumpled in a napkin in your purse that you swiped for free.

    I'm quite sure I will sit out of open water swims, having checked off Alcatraz and LJRWS from my bucket list. tee hee!!
  11. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Great job! I wish I'd have met you there. Maybe another time, huh? We're in the same age group, but you're obviously a sprinter to my distance. I think we only overlapped in the 50 free.

    Congratulations! You're awesome!
    Maybe we will meet at the Baylor SCM meet!!
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Most excellent meet and I'll add my props for swimming the 200 fly, as well. However, while I agree you could go faster, I think you'll find it more enjoyable if you were to back off the first 50 more and aim for something like 0:39 - 0:43 - 0:44 - 0:44 (1:22 - 1:28) to get to that 2:50 time.

    I'm with you on trying to stay in better shape "between seasons" so it's not a re-building effort from ground zero. Back in my youth, I used to adore taking 2-3 weeks of sheer nothingness after long course season, but it would only take me a few weeks to bounce back after that. I can't afford that kind of gap as I get older.

    For SCM, Ron Johnson meet should be the November 15th-16th weekend. AND, since you've done the 200 fly, you may as well add a good, open water swim to your repertoire and come out for the Mesa SCM meet on Sep 27th and our State OW champs on Sep 28th (see http://azlmsc.org/events/ and http://www.azopenwater.com/#!az-stat...pionship/c1pl8).
  13. flystorms's Avatar
    Great job! I wish I'd have met you there. Maybe another time, huh? We're in the same age group, but you're obviously a sprinter to my distance. I think we only overlapped in the 50 free.

    Congratulations! You're awesome!
  14. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes, great meet. I'm the most impressed with the 100 fly. Were the events over 1 or 2 days?

    I agree about long course. I need to breath much more in the 50s than short course.
    Hi Fort! It was a 2 day meet. 50 back/100 fly the first day, then 50 free/200 fly/50 fly. I scratched the 50 breast because it was right before the 100 fly. Hope you are doing well after vacation!!
  15. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Excellent meet chowmi. What a stud for swimming the 2fly and with zero LCM training! great times. Congrats.
    Thanks!! I decided life was too short to train LCM, so my plan this year was to just suffer through it at the meet and avoid LCM practices altogether. I still did pretty good, and some extra tenths here and there and a painful 3 minutes of fly was ok with me, versus hours of LCM workouts, yuck! tee hee!
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Yes, great meet. I'm the most impressed with the 100 fly. Were the events over 1 or 2 days?

    I agree about long course. I need to breath much more in the 50s than short course.
  17. Water Rat's Avatar
    Excellent meet chowmi. What a stud for swimming the 2fly and with zero LCM training! great times. Congrats.
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial
    You seem to be putting in a lot more yardage lately. Is there a method to your madness?
    I'm trying to do a little more aerobic work than usual this summer. I'm generally in terrible aerobic shape. I'll switch back more to speed in September. I'll never put up the yardage you do!
  19. Celestial's Avatar
    You seem to be putting in a lot more yardage lately. Is there a method to your madness?
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swimmieAvsFan
    Glad to hear there's not another tear for Teen Fort!

    And didn't I try to tell you that you'd be okay for a 50 or two, even after a couple of weeks in Europe?
    You did, but I'm skairt of long course! I always die on 50s. And I haven't done any sprint conditioning work yet ...
    Updated July 21st, 2014 at 08:56 PM by The Fortress
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