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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    What events are you planning on Friday at SPMS besides the 200 back? I am trying to work my work and family angles to be there; it'll be great to catch up again.
    assuming the 6th event does not get dropped I am swimming the 100 free and the 200 back. It will be good to catch up. Are you staying in SoCal after the meet? I am in LA until 10th and then I am heading to San Francisco til 12th. I plan on holding my taper for an additional meet in scy in Texas on 13-14th December.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    What events are you planning on Friday at SPMS besides the 200 back? I am trying to work my work and family angles to be there; it'll be great to catch up again.
  3. 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
  4. pwb's Avatar
    I am sad for you and your swimming when I read about your pool and pool transit travails.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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!!!
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
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