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  1. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Its cracks me up how my workouts are so different than yours sometimes!! Oh well so thankful to have my aerobic swim sets back and no more race pace!!!! See you tomorrow!
  2. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    I wouldn't use something like that against a person. Sure, it's good to say you were on the team that won the NCAA champs, even if you didn't score any points. He probably did help a lot during the dual meet season picking up those 3rd places, etc. I claim being an NAIA National Champion, but that's cause I was individually 4 times over two years. As a team we placed 3rd for our highest during my time in college. I don't sit back and rub it in people's faces though (maybe ThatGuy's), but that's just being childish.
    James, you are awesome!! In your case, you are an individual and team champion! And you have a great attitude that is inclusive of your fellow teammates. But this guy truly didn't score points at NCAAs. I'll just point out to him that when I say "we" in means, including myself. But when he says "we", it means "all the other guys who scored the points to win the NCAAs".
  3. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Someone on a masters team trying to "lord" it over others?! I can't stand people like that. If I were you, I would get in a well placed barb. Not just because he's annoying, but because he might be making other people there feel badly or less welcome. I hope people are rolling their eyes when he goes into self-congratulatory mode.
    I think he's just really insecure, the type who has to try to put other people down in order to make himself feel better. Not my type of masters swimmer at all.
  4. jaadams1's Avatar
    I wouldn't use something like that against a person. Sure, it's good to say you were on the team that won the NCAA champs, even if you didn't score any points. He probably did help a lot during the dual meet season picking up those 3rd places, etc. I claim being an NAIA National Champion, but that's cause I was individually 4 times over two years. As a team we placed 3rd for our highest during my time in college. I don't sit back and rub it in people's faces though (maybe ThatGuy's), but that's just being childish.
  5. jaadams1's Avatar
    Thanks guys! House coming along nicely, and swimming too! As for Nationals plans, I don't have any...too hard to get out of work for the time being. I have plans of attending summer nationals in 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Right in my backyard almost, and I can stay with my sister or grandparents too.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Someone on a masters team trying to "lord" it over others?! I can't stand people like that. If I were you, I would get in a well placed barb. Not just because he's annoying, but because he might be making other people there feel badly or less welcome. I hope people are rolling their eyes when he goes into self-congratulatory mode.
    Updated March 26th, 2015 at 04:20 PM by The Fortress
  7. Sojerz's Avatar
    What I've read says reduce volume and keep pace (intensity) high. I suppose that implies reducing the send-off, but not the pace. The central theme being to keep swimming fast, but allow your body to get more rest and adapt to all of the prior training.
    Good luck with the taper and meet and hope you feel better quickly - I just hate hard to shake ear infections that seem to follow sinus infections.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    i am on a stronger antibiotic but it does not seem to be doing much of anything. I took some mucinex based on my wife's advice and that seems to be having the biggest impact right now. I am guessing I have some congestion and sinus build up which is causing some pressure and discomfort. If I am being honest with myself on this ear infection the pain on this one really sucks. I hope you are feeling better. Are you still planning on competing this weekend at zones?
    It's not this weekend. It's April 11-12.

    Mucinex is good for breaking up mucus (neti pots too). It makes me feel very tired though. I read that nasal decongestants can also help ear infections. A doctor that I coach said steroids might help the most. He also said that swimming will likely have no ill effect on the ear. I hope you don't also have a sinus infection; those take 4 weeks to completely eradicate.
    Updated March 25th, 2015 at 11:00 PM by The Fortress
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    You did better than me! I felt so lousy that I decided to take the day off. Unfortunately, antibiotics don't always help ear infections ...
    i am on a stronger antibiotic but it does not seem to be doing much of anything. I took some mucinex based on my wife's advice and that seems to be having the biggest impact right now. I am guessing I have some congestion and sinus build up which is causing some pressure and discomfort. If I am being honest with myself on this ear infection the pain on this one really sucks. I hope you are feeling better. Are you still planning on competing this weekend at zones?
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    We missed you James. I am glad your back into the swing of things swimming wise. I was hoping you would be at Nationals in San Antonio. Summer?
  11. That Guy's Avatar
    Swim fast.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    You did better than me! I felt so lousy that I decided to take the day off. Unfortunately, antibiotics don't always help ear infections ...
  13. Karl_S's Avatar
    Welcome back!
    I hope your house is in great shape because we all had to pay for that renovation by missing your blog
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    6 events is plenty! I would swim that first 100 free -- lots of time before 50 breast. I signed up for 6 events, but will feel no guilt if I only swim 4. Mine aren't very well spaced out. I wish they would have breaks on the women's side of the pool so we'd have as much rest as the men. I think 100 back and 50 fly are too close; 100 back is bloody exhausting.
  15. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes, it's an extra 75 or 150. I usually do EZ free or back kick, sometimes use a kick board for a 50 to catch my breath. I literally just recover/float. I prefer this to sitting on the wall and it passes the time until I feel ready to go again.

    I will see you at zones! What events are you doing?
    It seems a 150 is a lot of back and forth in the pool. I've gone back to bobbing. I'm so tired all the time I can barely even muster the up and downess of easy recovery swim. Plus bobbing is quite practical for crossover USA meets where can't do much in the cramped 2 lane warm up/down except bob anyway.

    I entered 4 x 50's!!! I'm pretty sure I entered with strong times, maybe last season's best. Looking foward to fast racing!!!
    100 IM and all strokes except breast. Plan B hang on!
    Will try to hit at least 6 events. Would feel too guilty doing only 4! Probably scratch the first 100 free - if I suspect I have to take a nap after that event, then i'm too tired to swim it.

    Can't wait to see you and the other Colonies zonies!
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