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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Good plan to take the entire weekend off! You likely would have benefited from doing that awhile ago. But you always go hard-hard-hard. Honestly, I would consider a little more in-season recovery going forward. I do that by signing up for a meet and resting a little.

    As for the mono, no one your age gets mono for the first time. So that was likely a "reactivation" of EBV like mine. Reactivations don't seem as bad as the real thing. I hope a weekend off does you some good. When is your Zones meet? If you're not feeling well a couple days before, consider skipping it.

    When is the scratch deadline for nationals anyway?
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Stewart I'm sorry to hear your struggling feeling normal again. I think Leslie makes a great point but pls know as your relay buddy, I have no problems if you end up scratching. You have to put #1 first!
    After all the effort RAM Pitt has gone through to be at Nationals I will do my very best to be there. Thanks for the kind words Mark. I really appreciate it.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I certainly hope you are healthy and present in Greensboro. You can't leave me and Kurt all alone to race Mr. Unruh in that 500!
    I hope I am fighting fit! my little Ewok teammate got me yesterday. He emailed and said he had done something to his shoulder and was likely done. I had a crazy busy day but phoned him last night to hear the "April fool". I could have rung his neck
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I know just how you feel as that happened to me last year. Sometimes life gets in the way of life. But you still have a month to recover. I too would not opt to swim in a big meet (or any meet really) if I was feeling crappy. But you could feel great by then. It's still a long way off. I think it's just that, when you're feeling this badly, you feel like it will never end. I find it psychologically challenging to not get depressed and discouraged. I'm glad you'll get your blood work so soon and will have some answers. I would bet it's just a long recovery because you tried to train hard through the illness ... Your times have still been fantastic in practice. You could be an animal at nationals with some rest and health.

    If worse comes to worse, you could always re-boot for Canadian Nationals. When is your Zone meet again? If you're not feeling well, I would pass on that and save your energy for nationals.
    thanks for the encouragement Leslie. You are right but in the moment it's easier to feel sorry for myself and that's where I am right now. I will be fine with some rest.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Hope you feel well enough to go. A 3 hour drive to race some 50s and a 100 IM in a nice pool sounds fun.
    That was my thinking -- a fantastic pool not too far. I think I'm well enough to go. Good to get a pre-nats tune up in. Good luck this weekend! Tapering for a small meet is fine; I've certainly done it before. You just need a fast pool.
  6. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Hope you feel well enough to go. A 3 hour drive to race some 50s and a 100 IM in a nice pool sounds fun.
  7. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Thanks Steve and Fort. Will be interesting to fully taper for this rather small meet as opposed to Natls or Worlds. After this, with three more potential meets in April, I'll just be playing it by feel, probably doing occasional drylands, but not much.
  8. Water Rat's Avatar
    Stewart I'm sorry to hear your struggling feeling normal again. I think Leslie makes a great point but pls know as your relay buddy, I have no problems if you end up scratching. You have to put #1 first!
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Good luck this weekend. So are you done with weights/Bridge through the end of April?
  10. pwb's Avatar
    I certainly hope you are healthy and present in Greensboro. You can't leave me and Kurt all alone to race Mr. Unruh in that 500!
  11. GregJS's Avatar
    entry # 12 is on its way...
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    I know just how you feel as that happened to me last year. Sometimes life gets in the way of life. But you still have a month to recover. I too would not opt to swim in a big meet (or any meet really) if I was feeling crappy. But you could feel great by then. It's still a long way off. I think it's just that, when you're feeling this badly, you feel like it will never end. I find it psychologically challenging to not get depressed and discouraged. I'm glad you'll get your blood work so soon and will have some answers. I would bet it's just a long recovery because you tried to train hard through the illness ... Your times have still been fantastic in practice. You could be an animal at nationals with some rest and health.

    If worse comes to worse, you could always re-boot for Canadian Nationals. When is your Zone meet again? If you're not feeling well, I would pass on that and save your energy for nationals.
    Updated March 31st, 2016 at 01:36 PM by The Fortress
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