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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. rxleakem's Avatar
    Another great meet, especially with it moving along so fast! Way to go, Fort!
  5. rxleakem's Avatar
    Well done - some solid swims!
  6. __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
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Blog comments working again. It was odd yesterday because I was able to make one comment, but then not anymore?
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    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. And keep your head in your own lane. I like that you focused on the "fun;" that will help keep nerves at bay.
    Updated April 4th, 2016 at 11:42 AM by The Fortress
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Thanks, Mark and Leslie. I was definitely rested. This was a low key Masters meet with about 75 people. The hoopla of Natls definitely increases the adrenalin.
    Good idea on the fly sets, Leslie. Do you do those? For some reasons comments are disabled on your Ohio State post, so I'll say it here: great swims, all 3 just off your PR. Bodes well for Natls!
    Before my recent bout of illness, I'd say I was doing the USRPT 25s @ 100 pace (always modified) pretty darn frequently. I've been doing most of them IM order bc the 100 fly has not been on my radar. But I could probably benefit from doing more of them fly.

    I have no idea how to fix the comment thing. Mark told me they were disabled as well. When I look at my blog, it doesn't seem like they are ... idk

    It would be interesting to see what I could go if I were doing a full taper for nationals. Alas, I am not. Still trying to decide how much I can really rest with Canadian Nationals coming up.
  10. flystorms's Avatar
    Well that's good news that the blood work wasn't any worse than it was. But taking time off will let your body recover, for sure, just as Fort is saying above. Hope to see you rested at Zones this weekend!
  11. flystorms's Avatar
    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!
  12. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Thanks, Mark and Leslie. I was definitely rested. This was a low key Masters meet with about 75 people. The hoopla of Natls definitely increases the adrenalin.
    Good idea on the fly sets, Leslie. Do you do those? For some reasons comments are disabled on your Ohio State post, so I'll say it here: great swims, all 3 just off your PR. Bodes well for Natls!
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