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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Great set. I'll have to try this next week if I can ... I have 13 days to get into decent enough shape to swim with Mr. Unruh when I'm in Austin mid-month
  2. Celestial's Avatar
    Hahaha! You're right about the step outside - but it's not as bad as the getting out!
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Great workout and I'll have to remember the Tom twist. Have a safe and fun New Year's. Knowing how early you often go to bed, I assume you'll ring in the New Year on Greenwich Mean Time
    Thanks Patrick. I think our families have similar plans for New Years however ours involves feet up in front of a home movie instead of the movie theater. We saw Night at the museum the other day and it was cute like the other two. I like the GMT idea and I am likely to make that one but highly unlikely to make the central time one.

    Have a great and safe New Year.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Great workout and I'll have to remember the Tom twist. Have a safe and fun New Year's. Knowing how early you often go to bed, I assume you'll ring in the New Year on Greenwich Mean Time
  5. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    Thanks! And Happy New year to you!!
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Katia J Hoberman
    I like the "Tom twist"!!
    great routine, I'm going to try to incorporate some of your sets..
    wish I had gills!
    i think sometimes he thinks we have gills. It's all good though. Enjoy and Happy New Year.
  7. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    I like the "Tom twist"!!
    great routine, I'm going to try to incorporate some of your sets..
    wish I had gills!
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Oh how fun to do some time in the pool with a friend/competitor like that. I'm sure you enjoy having someone like him to push you.

    I like the idea of the broken 1600 like you did. May have to try that out on some of my peeps.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. There must be something nasty going around. I fought thru flu/strep for Christmas and am still just wiped out. Ugh!

    Happy new year, friend!
    Definitely a lot of fun!

    sorry to hear you were feeling rough over Christmas and I hope you are feeling better.

    Happy New Year to you also.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Good luck with your goals. I admire you for setting them. I find some intermediate steps and shorter term goals help too. So perhaps setting some milestones around your weight loss goal for example, would help you stick to the plan. Just my two cents.

    I swim indoors(when I am not traveling) and the hardest step is that leap from the pool edge into the water. In your case I suspect it's the step from the locker room into the open air. I don't miss 30-40 degree air temperature on deck.

    Good of luck with your goals.
  10. rxleakem's Avatar
    A "Noah's Ark" is a type of fartlek set, where you swim a straight 500 as ...
    25 easy/25 fast
    50 easy/50 fast
    75 easy/75 fast
    100 easy/100 fast
    (get it? 2 x 2 ...)
    It's a great way to keep track of distance and a nice mix of swimming fast then getting a little rest. I find it helpful for OW training in order to be prepared for speed changes, etc. Plus, a simple way to bang out a 500.
  11. flystorms's Avatar
    Oh how fun to do some time in the pool with a friend/competitor like that. I'm sure you enjoy having someone like him to push you.

    I like the idea of the broken 1600 like you did. May have to try that out on some of my peeps.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. There must be something nasty going around. I fought thru flu/strep for Christmas and am still just wiped out. Ugh!

    Happy new year, friend!
  12. flystorms's Avatar
    Do I dare ask what a "Noah's Ark pull" is?
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Reading about your and Steve's workouts has made me scared to try to train with him when I'm in Austin in mid-January.
    i am envious you guys get to swim together. You will have a lot of fun.

    I maybe heading to Austin for the Texas vs TCU dual meet in February and if I do I will drop by.

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Hope you feel better.
    Thanks.
  14. pwb's Avatar
    Reading about your and Steve's workouts has made me scared to try to train with him when I'm in Austin in mid-January.

    Hope you feel better.
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