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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Breaks are good and warranted. Enjoy the time away and let your body recover.

    The Texas meet does sound tempting ... I've got it in the back of my head to fly in for a Fun Friday Double - hit the 4IM and 1500 - and the fly back home Saturday morning ... haven't yet broached this with the family, tho, so it's very much an Amsterdam coffee shop pipe dream right now.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I've taken a complete break from e revise since the meet too Fort. But I'm looking forward to swimming tomorrow morning at Peters.
    I hope you decide to go to Texas with me this summer. Will be fun!
    Glad I'm not the only one! I think I needed a mental break as much as a physical break. I am planning on hitting the Mt. Lebo long course pool for adult swim both days this weekend. Hope your trip went smoothly!
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    That sounds like a fun, challenging workout, but yes, it doesn't sound so hard at first glance.

    Hope your bride starts to feel better.
    i think a tough couple of weeks is finally catching up on me.

    DeAnna is feeling much better but this is like the third course of steroids she has taken for this so it's worrying. I read an article earlier about the antibiotic resistant bacteria. Scary stuff. They have a woman in Pennsylvania who has a urinary Infection and the bacteria is carrying Mr-1 gene which they said is unaffected by all antibiotics. I guess we are going to live in the generation that pays the price for over use of antibiotics.
  4. Water Rat's Avatar
    I've taken a complete break from e revise since the meet too Fort. But I'm looking forward to swimming tomorrow morning at Peters.
    I hope you decide to go to Texas with me this summer. Will be fun!
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    It looks plenty hard to me. To hold 28's - 30's would require an interval of like 2:00!
    Mira funny how a lot of my sets I judge by feel rather than time. The times were fine but thief fort to make the times was way harder than I was expecting. I did 20x50 a few weeks ago and felt great holding similar pace.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks Fort. Great advice.

    I have been using the flex bar for a while now and it seems to help but then a few hours later the pain comes back. I am going to try to see someone next week. I had a cortisone shot in my shoulder back in the day and it helped no end. I can only imagine how painful a short in my elbow will be but if that's what it takes I will do it.
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Having recently recovered from golfer's elbow tendonitis, I have the following thoughts:

    1. It took me a full 6-7 weeks to recover.
    2. You won't recover without resting it in the pool. You'd have to do some kick only workouts for awhile and especially lay of all backstroke (golfers elbow = aka backstroker's elbow)
    3. Seeing my chiro and doing ART/ultrasound/tens machine really helped me recover. I also have my own mini tens machine and zapped it everyday.
    4. In retrospect, given how long it took to heal and how time consuming the whole process was, I think I would have opted instead for a cortisone shot. Of course, you can't get too many of these without injuring what is already most likely a degraded tendon. But I don't think one would really hurt.
    5. If you do opt for a cortisone shot, you're still going to have to do the rehab exercises. This is especially true if your elbows are double jointed like mine.
    6. Lay off the power wheel and planks (or any other drylands involving the upper body) until it heals.
  8. flystorms's Avatar
    That sounds like a fun, challenging workout, but yes, it doesn't sound so hard at first glance.

    Hope your bride starts to feel better.
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    It looks plenty hard to me. To hold 28's - 30's would require an interval of like 2:00!
  10. Sojerz's Avatar
    Cool, the Cheers bar. I've been past it a bunch but never stopped. And a Sox game - great weekend Mike.
    You are supposed to work on the foundation before you put up the addition, I think.
  11. __steve__'s Avatar
    Definitely faster from the locker room to the water! In the water it just seems faster
  12. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Briefs are the way to go. Unless you are swimming with a team I'd say the toughest part is that first couple steps out of the locker room.
  13. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    i would 100% be up for that ahead of worlds next year. We could even do it at altitude. It would be a lot of fun and also if we time it right we could down from altitude and go straight into a taper. I wonder who else would be interested? Maybe a RAM camp.
    I won't be at worlds, but, if you want to do an altitude camp, Flagstaff with their brand new pool and 7K elevation is a sweet space to consider.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sglines
    Hope you feel better Leslie...For me I felt out of sorts at Nationals...All that training and didn't rip all the time I wanted...was really disappointed.....Any how a few corrections and back to training..which I love...You continue to be so inspiring...human...real and amazing....so I continue to train and dream thank you!!
    Never stop dreaming!

    We are all human. Sometimes those human frailties, errors, misjudgments get in the way of our goals. Sometimes repeatedly. All we can do is be pissed/disappointed/upset for a short time and then move on. Resilience is the key to life, and success in the end. And training is really what keeps us healthy anyway -- so it's good that you love it!
  15. sglines's Avatar
    Hope you feel better Leslie...For me I felt out of sorts at Nationals...All that training and didn't rip all the time I wanted...was really disappointed.....Any how a few corrections and back to training..which I love...You continue to be so inspiring...human...real and amazing....so I continue to train and dream thank you!!
  16. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    we should do a training camp somewhere sometime
    i would 100% be up for that ahead of worlds next year. We could even do it at altitude. It would be a lot of fun and also if we time it right we could down from altitude and go straight into a taper. I wonder who else would be interested? Maybe a RAM camp.
    Updated May 24th, 2016 at 01:23 PM by StewartACarroll
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    You both did terrific.

    with all the adversity you did amazingly well Fort.

    RAM is very lucky to have both of you on our team. I really wish I could have made the meet. Congratulations guys.
    Thanks Stewart. I've had quite enough of character building at this point. In retrospect, I probably pushed my body too much during the last couple months. Knowing when to ease up doesn't seem to be our forte.

    It was a very well run meet at a great facility.
  18. Water Rat's Avatar
    we should do a training camp somewhere sometime
  19. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    You both did terrific.

    with all the adversity you did amazingly well Fort.

    RAM is very lucky to have both of you on our team. I really wish I could have made the meet. Congratulations guys.
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Fort, you were such a competitor to push through. Onward and forward for sure.
    Couldn't have done it without you! Thx for the support and camaraderie!
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