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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Great swims, Stewart! I hope today goes just as well for you and your daughter.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks Karl. I am better in LCM than scy. I think a better comparison is my SCM time from last December where I went 2:12. I have felt good on my back for a while now and I am looking forward to giving it a real go at nationals. I actually had cramp in my Achilles today so I was happy with these swims.

    Thanks for for the well wishes. We will have fun!
  3. Karl_S's Avatar
    4x200 fast back on 3:30
    ... On the 200 backs I went 2:41,2:39,2:38,2:35. As Tom told me I just made the girls 11-12 200 back qualifying time 4 times
    You went 2:00.xx in the 200 SCY bk at spring nats, right? That would predict an LCM time in the high teens, call it 2:20 to make the math easy. If so, you did 4x200 between about race+20s and race + 15s on about 50s rest. Another way of looking at it is race+15% descending to race+10%. That's an impressive effort. Did you have trouble walking after that?

    Good luck to swimming Carrolls this weekend.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Enjoy IHOF. I grew up seeing that pool as a young kid as my grandparents lived in Fort Lauderdale, but only raced there once in 1985 for LCM Nationals. I cannot recall most of my swims except that my 1500 wasn't that great, but that I simply got out of the pool after the race, talked to my coach and then walked across to the ocean to cool down. BEST COOL DOWN SWIM EVER.

    Get some food and sleep and enjoy tomorrow.
    In its day this was an awesome pool. It's definately aged(like me) and is in desperate need of some TLC. Like you I have great memories of swimming here in it and my prime. It was fun swimming with SFTL.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    Enjoy IHOF. I grew up seeing that pool as a young kid as my grandparents lived in Fort Lauderdale, but only raced there once in 1985 for LCM Nationals. I cannot recall most of my swims except that my 1500 wasn't that great, but that I simply got out of the pool after the race, talked to my coach and then walked across to the ocean to cool down. BEST COOL DOWN SWIM EVER.

    Get some food and sleep and enjoy tomorrow.
  6. Donna's Avatar
    Feeling ok for now. It was a comfortable pace. Not getting as much floatation now that I've lost some fat.
  7. flystorms's Avatar
    Great job ont he time, Donna. How do you feel?
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I was already tired for you after the jackhammer ...
    I am definitely battered and bruised and tired. The older I get the longer it takes me to recover. Not that I can do anything about it, but why did someone not tell me this getting old stuff stinks when I was younger!
  9. pwb's Avatar
    I was already tired for you after the jackhammer ...
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin
    Awesome post! Thanks for taking the time to capture your thoughts like this. I hope to meet you in Ohio next month.
    Thanks.

    Yes it would be great to meet. I suspect we maybe competing against each other in a few events. See you in Geneva.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scyfreestyler
    I had a feeling this might be a good entry when I read the title. It didn't disappoint.

    Hope your meet is well attended and goes smoothly.
    Thank you so much.
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    One of your best blog posts ever! I wholeheartedly agree.
    Thanks Patrick. I find writing a blog quite therapeutic and as you know being on flights provides a lot of think time.
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