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  1. knelson's Avatar
    Congrats on the 100 back win!
  2. flystorms's Avatar
    Nice job, Stewart, especially considering all the extra "noise" you've had in the last few months! Sounds like the 200 was quite the race with all of you big dawgs who know and race against each other. Keep it up!
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    Nice job! I spent the day at work today...
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    Have fun! Swim fast!
  5. Sojerz's Avatar
    Stewart - good luck at Nationals.
    Here's how to add times to 100th of a second
    1. Right click on the cell
    2. Select Format cells from the dropdown and the format cells dialog box should appear
    3. From the format cells dialog box under "Category;" click on "Custom" at the bottom of the list
    4. Under the "Type:" drag the scroll bar on the right to the bottom and look for a cell format that is mm:ss:0 and click on it so that it shows up in the type box.
    5. Once that cell format is in the "Type" box, just add a "0" so that it reads mm:ss:00 and click ok. If this format isn't available, click on anything similar and edit to read mm:ss:00 and then ok
    6. That cell should now display the minutes, seconds and hundredths. type one in to test it out
    7. Then use the format painter to paint other cells with that format or whole columns or rows or you can click in the cell and then format from the custom format you created.


    FYI I have a spreadsheet set up for 1650 splits (it will work for anything shorter too) that calculates average splits and the variance - you just have to put your splits in. Let me know an I'll email it to you. (Not sure I can figure out how to attach it) to a blog.
  6. pwb's Avatar
    Shave well, rest well and invoke the rain gods to stay away from San Antonio!

    Do you know what time you'll be at the pool on Thursday to warmup after the distance events? I land a little before 2pm and so am hoping I roll into the pool around 4 to 4:15pm for a quick warmup swim and some backstroke starts!
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Have a fantastic time and kick some ass, Stewart! I'll be watching via meet mobile.
    Thanks KK. I thought you were going? Thanks for all the support. Should have some great races against some great friends. I will be in hog heaven no matter the outcome!!!
  8. flystorms's Avatar
    Have a fantastic time and kick some ass, Stewart! I'll be watching via meet mobile.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Awesome! I heard the news reports and it certainly didn't sound like optimal race weather. Glad he rocked it.
    The weather was pretty awful. Even the elite times were slower this year as compared to last year.

    Mr. Fort had remarkably consistent splits. He had no fade at the end, which is rare. It's so odd: he's a distance geek and I'm a drop dead sprinter -- nothing in common athletically speaking.
  10. pwb's Avatar
    To find encouragement I'll just listen to beach music to remind me I am going to Hawaii for the Waikiki Rough Water Swim this year!
    That's a huge encouragement - one of those "bucket list" races that can hopefully keep your mojo going through the hard times.

    As for feeling like yuck before Nationals, channel some Bobby McFerrin and don't worry, be happy. It's actually a good thing to feel like crap a few days before your big meet!
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    tom wanted me to do a broken 4,2, and 1 free this morning and I pushed back
    That seems just crazy to me. Way to much hard hard stuff right before a big meet. I know your blogging competitors (and others) aren't doing anything like that.
    Updated April 20th, 2015 at 08:25 PM by The Fortress
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Agree! Very fast. I would knock off almost all the race pace work and just float around for the next three days.
    tom wanted me to do a broken 4,2, and 1 free this morning and I pushed back. I plan on doing a meet warmup tomorrow and have a light massage then a few pace 50s on Wednesday morning before heading to San antonio. I also plan on napping every day. I am looking forward to racing this weekend.

    Glad Boston went well and hope all the tests for Mr Fort go successfully. We will miss you this week.
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Those are great broken splits. Rest indeed is the Rx for speed!
    i was surprised how fast I swam this morning. I felt strong. I am off work all week and already took a nap today and plan doing this again tomorrow and Wednesday. This will definitely help this week with some more rest.
  14. pwb's Avatar
    Mr. Fort had a great marathon. He was hoping to get under 3:40 and ran 3:37, which is good for a hilly course. He was also freezing from the rain; he has no body fat. That time should be a BQ for next year. He's never gotten a BQ at Boston before.
    Awesome! I heard the news reports and it certainly didn't sound like optimal race weather. Glad he rocked it.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Those are great broken splits. Rest indeed is the Rx for speed!
    Agree! Very fast. I would knock off almost all the race pace work and just float around for the next three days.
  16. pwb's Avatar
    Those are great broken splits. Rest indeed is the Rx for speed!
  17. pwb's Avatar
    I don't know about the rest of Team Rockwall, but you and Mark are looking primed and ready to rock.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Definitely invoke your masters prerogative! I actually had to kick my swimmers out of the pool last week so that they got enough rest for Zones. We masters always seem to want to do more when we should do less. I bet you're really looking forward to no work from here on out. Resting the mind can really help too.
    I am not very good at saying NO, but I will have to learn fast.

    I am REALLY looking forward to no work. I have told my team I will check email until Sunday night and then I am off he clock for the week. Cant wait!

    Are you feeling better?
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Leslie,

    I just caught up on your blog and will miss seeing you in San Antonio, but it certainly sounds like the right decision for you with all that is going on personally and with Mr. Fort. Hopefully, I'll see you in Greensboro 2016!
    Yeah, I think it's the only decision at this point.

    I am going to try to encourage my swimmers to go to Greensboro next year in lieu of Zones!
  20. pwb's Avatar
    Leslie,

    I just caught up on your blog and will miss seeing you in San Antonio, but it certainly sounds like the right decision for you with all that is going on personally and with Mr. Fort. Hopefully, I'll see you in Greensboro 2016!
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