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  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Glad, I am not the only dealing with turnout for an upcoming Masters Meet. I am hoping with last minute signups for ours. You should be able to get some turnout from the Albany, Saratoga Springs, NY areas.
  2. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    Way to go on the IM, Steve! Although you are disappointed with the other swims, the experience of competition does help us fine-tune different areas. Keep up the strong training and it'll soon all feel as though it is falling into place
    Thanks Mike!

    The 100IM has quite a fun race structure to it, and I have some room for available improvement. Might not be the fastest way for me to race it, but I like to take it easy until the free so that I have a true sprint finish. I'll continue leave some on the table and slowly pick up the stroke legs as I gain experience, but not so I'm toasted after the back.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    Another great meet, especially with it moving along so fast! Way to go, Fort!
    Thanks Mike! Yep, I've had 3+ solid months of meets now, so I feel like I'm back.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Blog comments working again. It was odd yesterday because I was able to make one comment, but then not anymore?
    You must have been logged into the site, while others weren't? I'm sometimes not logged in on my phone, so that could have happened to Doug and Mark.
  5. rxleakem's Avatar
    Way to go on the IM, Steve! Although you are disappointed with the other swims, the experience of competition does help us fine-tune different areas. Keep up the strong training and it'll soon all feel as though it is falling into place
  6. rxleakem's Avatar
    Another great meet, especially with it moving along so fast! Way to go, Fort!
  7. rxleakem's Avatar
    Well done - some solid swims!
  8. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Sometimes meets like this are disappointing, but exactly what you need to get really focused on the issues holding you back. Work on the tweaks and you'll be back full speed in no time!
    Thanks FlyStorms, I will. And you do the same leading up to your swim. Take it easy too - use them fins, you've done the training .

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    50 year olds make all kinds of mistakes. Elite swimmers make all kinds of mistakes. Sprinting is not very forgiving of mistakes. And so we all have races where something goes awry from time to time. (I made mistakes in 2 of my 3 races last weekend.) The only thing you can do is make a point to really practice turns in your workouts.
    Thanks for the advice Leslie. It appears I need to plan and manage more in these preparations. Like manage to make an effort to train in appropriate pools more often, include more turning in environments that more closely resemble competition facilities, and focus on my own race.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    keep your head in your own lane
    Popov once said something to that extent in an interview for young athletes
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