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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Nice workout today! Can't believe we are getting so close!
    Thanks. You too. I am glad you are feeling better. Migrains are bad at the best of times let alone during a training camp. 3 more workouts this week. Hang in there and keep pushing hard.

    Scary how our taper is just around the corner.
  2. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Nice workout today! Can't believe we are getting so close!
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    That's fast! I tried a set of 15x100 on 1:15 last weekend and couldn't do it. Make about the first three and then most of the rest were more like 1:17.
    Thanks Kirk. This morning Stephanie Stone who is a mid distance swimmer at Plano masters(2nd at 2013 short course nationals in 500 free in the 45-49 age group) joined us and she swam in the lane next to me with fins. She really helped push me this morning and it's what I needed at this phase of the camp. Our team has had about 6 swimmers who have consistently made doubles plus weights and drylands this week and a few practices like this morning with 8 swimmers. Despite a range of ages and abilities everyone has worked there tails off and it's been great fun. I know we are all looking forward to worlds! It's hard to believe it starts a month from Sunday.
  4. knelson's Avatar
    I was holding between 1:07-1:10 on the 100s
    That's fast! I tried a set of 15x100 on 1:15 last weekend and couldn't do it. Make about the first three and then most of the rest were more like 1:17.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Holy cow that's a lot of mileage for a week. Great job. So is this training camp a crash course on top of work, or are you taking the week off for this?
    yes. We are likely to do between 60-70k meters this week, plus a lot of high intensity work. This is the final push for our team before worlds. I took the week off work but three of my team mates are doing the camp and working. I don't know how they are surviving.

    With Friday being the 4th we only have one workout on Friday so we are officially over half way through the camp.
  6. flystorms's Avatar
    Holy cow that's a lot of mileage for a week. Great job. So is this training camp a crash course on top of work, or are you taking the week off for this?
  7. Matthewivan9's Avatar
    I swim with Neil here in Ohio. You should see some of the workouts he does. He is truly an amazing swimmer.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Or, you can just give up on grass and go with desert landscaping (e.g., rocks and cacti) like we have in Arizona. I removed my grass and all my non-native plants from my backyard in 2010 when I put in my pool. Despite putting in a much larger pool than the play pool I had, my water usage has gone DOWN dramatically since I don't have to water the grass and don't have to water any of the cacti. I have a few citrus trees that take a bit of water, but, other than that, only my pool requires water. The net effect is lower water usage and a better pool. On top of that, the cacti require practically zero maintenance.

    Not sure if flower bed with xeriscape would work in this case but thanks for the thoughts. If we can't get the grass to grow I will definitely revist your idea. We are going to take woollies advice and get the soil ph tested.
  9. pwb's Avatar
    Or, you can just give up on grass and go with desert landscaping (e.g., rocks and cacti) like we have in Arizona. I removed my grass and all my non-native plants from my backyard in 2010 when I put in my pool. Despite putting in a much larger pool than the play pool I had, my water usage has gone DOWN dramatically since I don't have to water the grass and don't have to water any of the cacti. I have a few citrus trees that take a bit of water, but, other than that, only my pool requires water. The net effect is lower water usage and a better pool. On top of that, the cacti require practically zero maintenance.
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