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  1. Sojerz's Avatar
    Good to see you pop back up on the blog, Frank, and love the goals. They should keep you going.

    Hope you enjoy cycling and borrowing a bike to check riding out is a great idea, if you can get one that fits and is in good condition. I eventually found a decent, used, right size, Trek road bike on the web (craig's list) for much less than a new one. Also found it helpful to get it adjusted (fit) at a good bike shop to my body. Helmet, gloves, bike shorts, clip-in shoes, water bottles, etc. all cost some $s, so it is a bit of an investment. Be careful and good luck with it.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    Stewart, I think many frequent biz travelers have been where you were re: booking the wrong hotel, wrong date, no hotel. I certainly have.

    On your elbow, I don't think there was any precipitating injury, right? Have you discussed the potential of arthritis with any of your docs?
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I think inflammation can be seen on an MRI? Feel lucky there are no tears. But since this has been going on for months now, I see no reason not to try a cortisone shot right now. Why wait? Elbows can be very recalcitrant and take a long time to heal. I did rest my elbow quite a bit during the acute phase with kick only workouts, fins and no backstroke. Without rest, it might not heal ...
    i don't want to back off but I maybe forced to. One of the guys I swim with had elbow shots and he claims they are really painful so I have been trying to avoid them but I think it's likely going to happen.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    I think inflammation can be seen on an MRI? Feel lucky there are no tears. But since this has been going on for months now, I see no reason not to try a cortisone shot right now. Why wait? Elbows can be very recalcitrant and take a long time to heal. I did rest my elbow quite a bit during the acute phase with kick only workouts, fins and no backstroke. Without rest, it might not heal ...
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee
    Enjoy your swim at my alma mater. I love the AU pool.
    i had a little trouble getting into the pool but once I realized the coach had to come upstairs to bring us down in the elevator I made a point of taping on the glass to attract her attention. I had a good time!
  6. thewookiee's Avatar
    Enjoy your swim at my alma mater. I love the AU pool.
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    just curious, have you considered tricep tendonitis? When I was in college, this was my issue, causing elbow pain, and the swelling put pressure on the ulnar nerve causing my ring and pinky fingers to go numb. We treated with ultra sound and ice.
    should know tomorrow for sure. golfers elbow. The numbness is along the front of my arm from the elbow to about 4-5 inches from my wrist.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Super swims and long course - way to go Leslie (can't open the links 'til I get home due to company security block). That pool seems like a worthwhile trip. Enjoy OBX, my fav beach.
    Thanks Bill. U of Md is definitely one of my favorite pools, and they now even have the fin blocks.
  9. jpetyk's Avatar
    just curious, have you considered tricep tendonitis? When I was in college, this was my issue, causing elbow pain, and the swelling put pressure on the ulnar nerve causing my ring and pinky fingers to go numb. We treated with ultra sound and ice.
  10. Sojerz's Avatar
    Super swims and long course - way to go Leslie (can't open the links 'til I get home due to company security block). That pool seems like a worthwhile trip. Enjoy OBX, my fav beach.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by joel schmaltz
    Congrats and Happy Birthday! Great videos and loved hearing your personal cheering squad. Enjoy your beach week. Behave or don't get caught.
    Thanks Joel! I do love the "go Mom" cheers in the background. I fully intent to have some fun and relaxation.
  12. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Congrats and Happy Birthday! Great videos and loved hearing your personal cheering squad. Enjoy your beach week. Behave or don't get caught.
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Way to go, Leslie. Great swims, enjoyed the videos. It's very neat that with your training you have been able to swim fast times and break WRs mid-season.
    Thanks Doug. Hmm as I think about it, those times were the result of only about a month of half assed training after CN -- I should be really happy. A few days rest was all that was warranted. And they were still off my best times by a margin. Getting older no doubt.

    I am convinced that Russell's prescription of 25s only for long course 50s is just not right. You need more sprint endurance to hang for the entire 50 meters.

    Good luck in Oregon! How's your training going? You haven't been blogging ...
    Updated July 12th, 2016 at 04:30 PM by The Fortress
  14. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Way to go, Leslie. Great swims, enjoyed the videos. It's very neat that with your training you have been able to swim fast times and break WRs mid-season.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Wow, those are fantastic swims!!!!

    Hope you get to enjoy some well-deserved beach time

    Are you doing the LCM meet at Texas A&M in a few weeks? I haven't registered for it, but I guess I still can...
    Thanks Tim! I had been planning on that meet. But I am weary of traveling for meets and meets in general. So I promised myself that if I did well at the Terrapin meet, that would be it for the summer. And my beach week overlaps with the Texas meet anyway.
  16. aztimm's Avatar
    Wow, those are fantastic swims!!!!

    Hope you get to enjoy some well-deserved beach time

    Are you doing the LCM meet at Texas A&M in a few weeks? I haven't registered for it, but I guess I still can...
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    I am sorry to hear about your cat. We have two of them and they are part of the family.

    Your family did a good job caring for him if he was 18! Cats understand the love you provide them
    Thanks Steve. Pets are definitely part of the fam.
  18. __steve__'s Avatar
    I am sorry to hear about your cat. We have two of them and they are part of the family.

    Your family did a good job caring for him if he was 18! Cats understand the love you provide them
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scyfreestyler
    The men's 200 breast final was a great race! I was thinking the fight would be between Prenot and Licon for 2nd, with Cordes maintaining control of the race for first. Seeing Prenot pull ahead of Cordes in that last 50 was impressive! Will Tom Shields do something similar in the 100 Fly?

    I saw an interview with Grevers where he said something about the younger swimmers not leaving any room for him. He seemed upset and that's understandable.
    Phillips looked great in the 100 fly semis.

    Now on Grever's FB page, it says he is not retired. Natalie did not retire either. She appears to be over trained/underrested from her interview.
  20. scyfreestyler's Avatar
    The men's 200 breast final was a great race! I was thinking the fight would be between Prenot and Licon for 2nd, with Cordes maintaining control of the race for first. Seeing Prenot pull ahead of Cordes in that last 50 was impressive! Will Tom Shields do something similar in the 100 Fly?

    I saw an interview with Grevers where he said something about the younger swimmers not leaving any room for him. He seemed upset and that's understandable.
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