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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Jim is so silly!
    what time did you swim. I was too pooped to check if you'd be there on Sunday.
    Let me guess: Bill, Jim, John, Jeremy and Ben?
    He is a silly boy.

    Yes, that group and we arrived around noon when the Y opened. It was definitely more crowded than usual.
  2. Water Rat's Avatar
    Jim is so silly!
    what time did you swim. I was too pooped to check if you'd be there on Sunday.
    Let me guess: Bill, Jim, John, Jeremy and Ben?
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Great set. I'll have to try this next week if I can ... I have 13 days to get into decent enough shape to swim with Mr. Unruh when I'm in Austin mid-month
    Its much harder than it looks. It's one of those sets that creep up on you.

    When i swam at Nitro with Steve we were both tapering ahead of world's so the workouts were pretty short. When Steve visits us he always says we train harder that any other group he swims with. I suspect his workouts are probably similar to mine but maybe not quite as much intensity. Steve trains hard and I know when he visits it gives me a big boost and I seem to train harder with him next to me. Last time we spoke he said he was swimming long course but I don't know if that's a temporary thing or not. You will be in fine shape and you will have a lot of fun.

    I am trying to arrange a trip to Austin to watch the Texas vs TCU swim meet on 6th Feb. One of my training partners was a TCU swimmer and a few of us and our kids are planning to drive down and watch the meet and stay overnight. I have a scheduling challenge with another work trip to Southern California that week but somehow I will make it work. If I can make the trip work I will hopefully train with Steve.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Great set. I'll have to try this next week if I can ... I have 13 days to get into decent enough shape to swim with Mr. Unruh when I'm in Austin mid-month
  5. Celestial's Avatar
    Hahaha! You're right about the step outside - but it's not as bad as the getting out!
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Great workout and I'll have to remember the Tom twist. Have a safe and fun New Year's. Knowing how early you often go to bed, I assume you'll ring in the New Year on Greenwich Mean Time
    Thanks Patrick. I think our families have similar plans for New Years however ours involves feet up in front of a home movie instead of the movie theater. We saw Night at the museum the other day and it was cute like the other two. I like the GMT idea and I am likely to make that one but highly unlikely to make the central time one.

    Have a great and safe New Year.
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Great workout and I'll have to remember the Tom twist. Have a safe and fun New Year's. Knowing how early you often go to bed, I assume you'll ring in the New Year on Greenwich Mean Time
  8. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    Thanks! And Happy New year to you!!
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Katia J Hoberman
    I like the "Tom twist"!!
    great routine, I'm going to try to incorporate some of your sets..
    wish I had gills!
    i think sometimes he thinks we have gills. It's all good though. Enjoy and Happy New Year.
  10. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    I like the "Tom twist"!!
    great routine, I'm going to try to incorporate some of your sets..
    wish I had gills!
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Oh how fun to do some time in the pool with a friend/competitor like that. I'm sure you enjoy having someone like him to push you.

    I like the idea of the broken 1600 like you did. May have to try that out on some of my peeps.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. There must be something nasty going around. I fought thru flu/strep for Christmas and am still just wiped out. Ugh!

    Happy new year, friend!
    Definitely a lot of fun!

    sorry to hear you were feeling rough over Christmas and I hope you are feeling better.

    Happy New Year to you also.
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Good luck with your goals. I admire you for setting them. I find some intermediate steps and shorter term goals help too. So perhaps setting some milestones around your weight loss goal for example, would help you stick to the plan. Just my two cents.

    I swim indoors(when I am not traveling) and the hardest step is that leap from the pool edge into the water. In your case I suspect it's the step from the locker room into the open air. I don't miss 30-40 degree air temperature on deck.

    Good of luck with your goals.
  13. rxleakem's Avatar
    A "Noah's Ark" is a type of fartlek set, where you swim a straight 500 as ...
    25 easy/25 fast
    50 easy/50 fast
    75 easy/75 fast
    100 easy/100 fast
    (get it? 2 x 2 ...)
    It's a great way to keep track of distance and a nice mix of swimming fast then getting a little rest. I find it helpful for OW training in order to be prepared for speed changes, etc. Plus, a simple way to bang out a 500.
  14. flystorms's Avatar
    Oh how fun to do some time in the pool with a friend/competitor like that. I'm sure you enjoy having someone like him to push you.

    I like the idea of the broken 1600 like you did. May have to try that out on some of my peeps.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. There must be something nasty going around. I fought thru flu/strep for Christmas and am still just wiped out. Ugh!

    Happy new year, friend!
  15. flystorms's Avatar
    Do I dare ask what a "Noah's Ark pull" is?
  16. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Reading about your and Steve's workouts has made me scared to try to train with him when I'm in Austin in mid-January.
    i am envious you guys get to swim together. You will have a lot of fun.

    I maybe heading to Austin for the Texas vs TCU dual meet in February and if I do I will drop by.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Hope you feel better.
    Thanks.
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Reading about your and Steve's workouts has made me scared to try to train with him when I'm in Austin in mid-January.

    Hope you feel better.
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