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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Stewart we arrived last night and traveled to Mont Tremblant for 2 nights. We'll get to Montreal tomorrow early afternoon. I was thinking of going to watch the 800s and try to warmup in the recreation pool. Do you think that pool will be way too crowded? Maybe I should bail and go to JFK instead? How far was that from the hotel?
    mark, I just got back from the competition pool and there were quite a few people there and if it anything to go by you can definitely swim and get a good warmup in. It's obviously hard to know what is going to happen tomorrow but a 50 meter warm up pool plus diving pool warmup is pretty awesome and suspect it will be fine. I don't know the hours for the JFK pool. Hopefully I will see you tomorrow or Monday. Fingers crossed the weather does not mess with any of your travel plans coming I to Montreal.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Sounds like a fun day! Hoping storms don't delay me any further!
    i hope you made it without any further delays.
  3. Water Rat's Avatar
    Stewart we arrived last night and traveled to Mont Tremblant for 2 nights. We'll get to Montreal tomorrow early afternoon. I was thinking of going to watch the 800s and try to warmup in the recreation pool. Do you think that pool will be way too crowded? Maybe I should bail and go to JFK instead? How far was that from the hotel?
  4. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Sounds like a fun day! Hoping storms don't delay me any further!
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    You're so lucky you have teammates there!

    On the upside, switching to SCY is good during taper because it's less arduous.
    to be honest it's one of the most exciting parts of this competition. I have a great team and some terrific friends and that's going to make this meet very special. The other part is the extended families we all have here. With 10 swimmers we will have about 40 in our party.

    This is week was lots of ups and downs but it will all be worth it. I swam LCM this morning and it felt good. I am looking forward to the meet.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    You're so lucky you have teammates there!

    On the upside, switching to SCY is good during taper because it's less arduous.
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I managed to finish a bunch of loose ends yesterday so fingers crossed work is ticking along while I am gone. At least for next week. The following week I will no doubt be visiting museums and art galleries with my wife(her interests) so I may have something come up that I must take care of
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    you have been hitting the sprint work hard lately. i'm not surprised you pooped out today.
    I'm sore from weights too. I should have been smarter and scheduled a massage!
  9. Water Rat's Avatar
    you have been hitting the sprint work hard lately. i'm not surprised you pooped out today.
  10. flystorms's Avatar
    Good luck at worlds, SC! I'll be rooting for you and all of our other USMS Peeps!
  11. Water Rat's Avatar
    I feel your pain about work. I don't think I'm jittery yet b/c work has been really stressing me out lately. Unfortunately, I spent this morning figuring out how I can insert conference calls between events on Wednesday. I do NOT like to be distracted by work at big meets. It takes me right out of my head and I can't concentrate on either work or the pool.

    I hate work dinners. I hate customers. That's why I stay far away from sales and marketing.
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    So one of the reasons why this week has been so stressful at work is that I am trying to go away for 2 weeks with zero contact. Now it may not happen but I am working really hard to tie up some loose ends and do some meetings this week that could wait but would no doubt lead to fires while I am gone. I have this customer dinner tonight and I believe I can get away with going for a drink and leaving after 30minutes(famous last words). I would really like to be in bed before 8pm again tonight.
    Good luck tonight and I wish you success in your goal to be out of contact during worlds.
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    6:30pm? I was pretty happy that I fell asleep at 9:30pm

    Will you be able to completely dis-engage from work while at Worlds or will you have to stay in touch? When I've swum best at a big meet, I've managed to check out of work a day or two ahead of the meet and then not have to worry about work during the meet. It's been rare that I have done that, but, when I have, I have almost always been much more successful at the meet.
    So one of the reasons why this week has been so stressful at work is that I am trying to go away for 2 weeks with zero contact. Now it may not happen but I am working really hard to tie up some loose ends and do some meetings this week that could wait but would no doubt lead to fires while I am gone. I have this customer dinner tonight and I believe I can get away with going for a drink and leaving after 30minutes(famous last words). I would really like to be in bed before 8pm again tonight.
  14. pwb's Avatar
    6:30pm? I was pretty happy that I fell asleep at 9:30pm

    Will you be able to completely dis-engage from work while at Worlds or will you have to stay in touch? When I've swum best at a big meet, I've managed to check out of work a day or two ahead of the meet and then not have to worry about work during the meet. It's been rare that I have done that, but, when I have, I have almost always been much more successful at the meet.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I don't recall exactly but I would estimate the actual racing time (excluding warmups) was in the 4-5 hour range easily. It's over two days and they separate men from women. all in one pool.
    Which isn't really all that much with the distance events first ...
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