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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I am sad for you and your swimming when I read about your pool and pool transit travails.
    Yeah it is a real joy sucker. I can usually deal with it, and then I'll get mired in traffic from an accident on the parkway and flip out. YI just haven't really gotten my mojo back since the move, though I'm sure the shoulder problem doesn't help. You' are fortunate to have so many pools in AZ.
    Updated November 19th, 2014 at 11:33 AM by The Fortress
  2. pwb's Avatar
    I am sad for you and your swimming when I read about your pool and pool transit travails.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I don't know about Patrick and Mark, but I too always struggle while I am on the road. As you said, traveling is tiring, but at least you got in and swam. Sounds like a great trip. My two kiddos are pre teen and teen, and I can't imagine having to travel to see them, but I guess it's just around the corner. My son turned 14 today. Safe travels.
    I wish I could travel more to see them. But with a job and Lil Fort at home (she's 14 too), I don't have the flexibility. Still three trips in the last two months to AZ, VA and NH was more than enough for me. It takes me awhile to get back into a good sleep routine, and it definitely negatively effects my swimming.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryR
    I swam a couple meets at Dartmouth in college. Do they still have the pool that has the couple of long course lanes that go into that tunnel-- at least this is how I remember it from 25 years ago.
    Yes same old pool. Quirky tunnel and abrupt shallow areas. They really need a new pool. But given the fact that they almost cut the swim team a few years back, that is unlikely.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Great job in your last two meets! I'm so impressed that you can throw down very good times in the 200 free and 200 IM on less training than most people do for those events. And a four second drop?! Wowsa. I don't think my training would carry over at all to the 200s. You are not just a sprinter; you are incredibly versatile.

    For breaststroke, I have made some headway on that stroke in the last couple years. It is a body position stroke. I have no kick. But my breast improved with major use of fins, which help you get in a better position to lunge forward. I also really focused on the early vertical forearm and use the palms down recovery that Salo recommends.
    Updated November 18th, 2014 at 12:41 PM by The Fortress
  6. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Nice swimming!

    No comment on that breast split.
    HI KNELSON! I saw you swim in PHX! But I was too busy Doin' Nothing in my deck chair to see you during the meet! I hope to be back in the spring - maybe for the Misty Hyman at Mesa!!!
  7. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Agreed. Excellent splitting and the time is fast, especially in comparison to the 200.
    Based on the splits, it looks like the 3rd 50 of your 200 could have been quite a bit faster.
    Also, isn't back faster than IM?
    I'm recalling a SCM meet a few years back where I was also 2:42 in the 200. At the same meet I was 1:16 in the 100, so your 1:10 looks like a very strong swim. I assume you listed the events in the order swum??? If so, the 1:10 in the 100 bk is especially impressive. Overall very nice swimming and fun to read about.
    Thanks Karl! I think the 100 back was my best swim of the meet!
  8. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryR
    It was great to meet you on Saturday! I really enjoyed watching you swim. You were awesome.
    GREAT TO MEET YOU MARYR!!!! Looking forward to seeing you at other meets in the future! So nice to know we have a friend in common!! Take care!
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I don't know about Patrick and Mark, but I too always struggle while I am on the road. As you said, traveling is tiring, but at least you got in and swam. Sounds like a great trip. My two kiddos are pre teen and teen, and I can't imagine having to travel to see them, but I guess it's just around the corner. My son turned 14 today. Safe travels.
  10. MaryR's Avatar
    I swam a couple meets at Dartmouth in college. Do they still have the pool that has the couple of long course lanes that go into that tunnel-- at least this is how I remember it from 25 years ago.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Man, that sucks about the ants.

    What's your event lineup for SPMS?

    Even though I'll probably still not be in great racing shape, I might come to swim a couple of events on Friday - I'd enter the 2IM, 100 free and 2back and then decide when I get there. I've just got to see if my work meetings in the LA area will permit that.
    it will be great to see you again and great if we are in the same heats.

    I have two events per day and I am entered in 100 free, 200 back, 400 free, 100 back, 200 free and 50 back.

    I I am sticking around LA the first part of the following week and then heading up to SF the later part of that week. If your in SF again it would be great to swim with you.

    I hope your schedule works out.
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Man, that sucks about the ants.

    What's your event lineup for SPMS?

    Even though I'll probably still not be in great racing shape, I might come to swim a couple of events on Friday - I'd enter the 2IM, 100 free and 2back and then decide when I get there. I've just got to see if my work meetings in the LA area will permit that.
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    FB + facebook. If you ever need a workout, Bill posts them under SwimMac Carolina Masters.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Bill is the best! He posts all his workouts on FB as well, and I frequently steal sets from him. And it's fun for you to do different workouts from time to time.
    I agree.

    What is FB?

    It most definitely was fun to change it up. I have done a lot of traveling this year and now all I need to do is arrange a trip to Pittsburgh. I don't think that's likely at moment but if it were it would be great to swim with you guys. Maybe next year.
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Glad you enjoyed it. Bill is a quality guy and a true student of the sport. I still haven't had the opportunity to train with him as the one time I actually stopped in Charlotte (vs. Flying thru), he was out of town, but I hope to do so someday.
    i don't know if you saw my reply to your comment earlier this week; it made me chuckle

    http://forums.usms.org/entry.php?345...#comment114612

    its definitely worth dropping in. A really great group. They apparently have two campus'. This was the south campus where Bill coaches.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Bill is the best! He posts all his workouts on FB as well, and I frequently steal sets from him. And it's fun for you to do different workouts from time to time.
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Glad you enjoyed it. Bill is a quality guy and a true student of the sport. I still haven't had the opportunity to train with him as the one time I actually stopped in Charlotte (vs. Flying thru), he was out of town, but I hope to do so someday.
  18. rxleakem's Avatar
    Well done, Mary!
  19. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Recovering from being sick while doing business travel has got to be a near-futile effort. Best of luck on this trip and I hope you get to train with the world-according to the USMS forums-famous aquageek.
    i agree. I felt much better this morning and was able to swim with SwimMAC and coach Aquageek, Bill Davis. I will blog the workout later today when I am done with meetings. Until late yesterday I was unsure if my schedule would facilitate swimming with swimMAC but luckily a few things fell into place and i texted him late yesterday to confirm. I think you will appreciate the text exchange:

    Me:Bill. I am a visiting masters swim from Dallas and I am in Charlotte tomorrow and wondered if I could swim with your team in the morning. Patrick Brundage recommended I reach out to you. All the best. Stewart

    Bill:Heck yes! 5:30 am. 9850 Providence Road. Look forward to seeing you on deck. Any friend of Patrick's is a friend of SwimMAC Carolina Masters.

    I had a really great time and it turned out that one of the guys I swam against at Nationals at Indy, Morton Anderson, was swimming about 4 lanes over from me. It was great speaking with him after workout and Bill and swimMaC have a truly outstanding masters program. Thanks again for the recommendation.
  20. pwb's Avatar
    Recovering from being sick while doing business travel has got to be a near-futile effort. Best of luck on this trip and I hope you get to train with the world-according to the USMS forums-famous aquageek.
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