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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Kudos to Abi! I remember sitting through many meets like that with Fort21. It can be a roller coaster at times ... I see the mono taper also works for kids.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Good choice!

    [/COLOR]Congrats to Abi on her TAGS cuts. She is 12, right? A 2:17 2Back is nice.
    Yes she just aged up to 12 so has the rest of scy season and LCM season in the 11-12 age group.

    She was really excited and has been through a lot the past couple of months with mono and even last week had an ear infection. I am very proud of how she handled everything. She dropped from 2:24.1 to 2:17.8 in the morning and then to 2:17.2 at night so had a huge drop. She was touched out by .03 in the final but was still really happy!
  3. Karl_S's Avatar
    I was supposed to swim in Saturday but woke with a fever and choose to skip
    Good choice!

    Congrats to Abi on her TAGS cuts. She is 12, right? A 2:17 2Back is nice.
  4. Karl_S's Avatar
    6100 Yards...surprised the heck out of me
    Nice work James! Now I kinda wish I hadn't cut practice short today. I swam with my daughter. (Her team has no practice today because the school where they train is closed.) She did 6100, but I stopped at 4900 because I want to be careful with my shoulder. It was the right thing to do, but when I see folks here posting that they put in a big one, it makes me wish I had too. Your workout had too much freestyle though, we did almost no free - lots of back, breast and kicking.

    It's good to see you blogging again.
  5. tjrpatt's Avatar
    3:19 on 300 pull. Ah, you are actually in shape! A good day is if I can hold 3:40. 6100 today, nice!
  6. Aforkois's Avatar
    Just read your intro!! Stay strong and know that you are part of a larger team out here in USMS world!
  7. GregJS's Avatar
    Have a great time immersing yourself in that galaxy far, far away, but do not forget one very important thing: Have a Happy Birthday (tomorrow)!
  8. CherylAbel's Avatar
    Wonderful. Excellent encouragement.
  9. pwb's Avatar
    Welcome back, James! I hope I can be at summer Nats - probably a 40-60 chance right now. Good luck in ramping back up again!
  10. jroddin's Avatar
    I'm sending 20 million more good thoughts in your direction, Mary. I've thought about you often and am always inspired by your posts.

    I really liked your blog a while back about the OTC. It wouldn't let me comment, but I wanted to ask what is the back-story about Cullen Jones and the relay finish?

    Jeff
  11. ekw's Avatar
    I'm sending 20 million good thoughts in your direction!
  12. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I didn't really mean swim doubles. I'd never do that. But I would like to be able to do weights plus a swim more often.
    Yea, I do those occasionally. For fun I just paged through my flog and discovered that during 2015 I did 32 doubles. I was astounded it was that many, but no swim doubles. Mostly a dryland session + swim or a bike ride + swim, and virtually all during the summer, of course, since I am an academic. Good health and time, need more of both.
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Maybe not doubles, but when I get to the pool I want to GO, not paddle around like a wounded duck, grrrr.
    I had the wounded duck feeling today ... not fun.

    I didn't really mean swim doubles. I'd never do that. But I would like to be able to do weights plus a swim more often.
    Updated January 14th, 2016 at 10:47 PM by The Fortress
  14. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Now that I have more time, I would doubles every day if I could. Haha. On the rare day that I do a double, it floors me.
    Maybe not doubles, but when I get to the pool I want to GO, not paddle around like a wounded duck, grrrr.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    You too eh!? This phenomenon has been really exasperating me recently. Since when did my body get the right to dictate how hard/often I can train? I thought that responsibility fell to my brain.
    It's completely annoying. There are lazy people everywhere. We (on the other hand) are super motivated and yet can't train to the extent of our motivation ... Now that I have more time, I would doubles every day if I could. Haha. On the rare day that I do a double, it floors me.
  16. Karl_S's Avatar
    As always, the mind wants to do more than the body wants to do!
    You too eh!? This phenomenon has been really exasperating me recently. Since when did my body get the right to dictate how hard/often I can train? I thought that responsibility fell to my brain.
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    I know of your pain Stewart, as I used a similar unit to dig about the same number of holes a few years back around our home, after doing it by hand for the first 5! We ended up needing another 5 or so a few weeks later, and I hired some kids from church and acted as the supervisor!
    i had to smile at my wife when she said I did such a great job, followed by, now you can do another section of our yard. I guess I'll do a bad job next time!!!
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