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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I am not sure whether 6x100 kick on 1:40 holding under 1:10 qualifies for garbage yards. That's some serious speed kicking.

    Looks like some aerobic swimming which is good for you
  2. GregJS's Avatar
    Great photo. Some of the photos you put up here look like they could be submitted to a magazine or someplace.

    Just looked at meet results page and saw I got DQ'd in the 100 IM up in Williston. Dang!

    Good swim last night. (Shoulder says take it a little easier next time, though.)
  3. __steve__'s Avatar
    That's cold!

    Don't tell anyone but I carry a sleeveless (aquasphere) wetsuit on days I expect to swim in sub 80 water. It has actually lasted about 4 years so far
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    an Amsterdam coffee shop pipe dream right now.
    I like this phrase.

    Yes, breaks can be rejuvenating. Looking back, I've taken a lot of summer breaks. I never stopped swimming, just did it (and other things) with much less focus and purpose.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    Breaks are good and warranted. Enjoy the time away and let your body recover.

    The Texas meet does sound tempting ... I've got it in the back of my head to fly in for a Fun Friday Double - hit the 4IM and 1500 - and the fly back home Saturday morning ... haven't yet broached this with the family, tho, so it's very much an Amsterdam coffee shop pipe dream right now.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I've taken a complete break from e revise since the meet too Fort. But I'm looking forward to swimming tomorrow morning at Peters.
    I hope you decide to go to Texas with me this summer. Will be fun!
    Glad I'm not the only one! I think I needed a mental break as much as a physical break. I am planning on hitting the Mt. Lebo long course pool for adult swim both days this weekend. Hope your trip went smoothly!
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    That sounds like a fun, challenging workout, but yes, it doesn't sound so hard at first glance.

    Hope your bride starts to feel better.
    i think a tough couple of weeks is finally catching up on me.

    DeAnna is feeling much better but this is like the third course of steroids she has taken for this so it's worrying. I read an article earlier about the antibiotic resistant bacteria. Scary stuff. They have a woman in Pennsylvania who has a urinary Infection and the bacteria is carrying Mr-1 gene which they said is unaffected by all antibiotics. I guess we are going to live in the generation that pays the price for over use of antibiotics.
  8. Water Rat's Avatar
    I've taken a complete break from e revise since the meet too Fort. But I'm looking forward to swimming tomorrow morning at Peters.
    I hope you decide to go to Texas with me this summer. Will be fun!
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    It looks plenty hard to me. To hold 28's - 30's would require an interval of like 2:00!
    Mira funny how a lot of my sets I judge by feel rather than time. The times were fine but thief fort to make the times was way harder than I was expecting. I did 20x50 a few weeks ago and felt great holding similar pace.
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks Fort. Great advice.

    I have been using the flex bar for a while now and it seems to help but then a few hours later the pain comes back. I am going to try to see someone next week. I had a cortisone shot in my shoulder back in the day and it helped no end. I can only imagine how painful a short in my elbow will be but if that's what it takes I will do it.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Having recently recovered from golfer's elbow tendonitis, I have the following thoughts:

    1. It took me a full 6-7 weeks to recover.
    2. You won't recover without resting it in the pool. You'd have to do some kick only workouts for awhile and especially lay of all backstroke (golfers elbow = aka backstroker's elbow)
    3. Seeing my chiro and doing ART/ultrasound/tens machine really helped me recover. I also have my own mini tens machine and zapped it everyday.
    4. In retrospect, given how long it took to heal and how time consuming the whole process was, I think I would have opted instead for a cortisone shot. Of course, you can't get too many of these without injuring what is already most likely a degraded tendon. But I don't think one would really hurt.
    5. If you do opt for a cortisone shot, you're still going to have to do the rehab exercises. This is especially true if your elbows are double jointed like mine.
    6. Lay off the power wheel and planks (or any other drylands involving the upper body) until it heals.
  12. flystorms's Avatar
    That sounds like a fun, challenging workout, but yes, it doesn't sound so hard at first glance.

    Hope your bride starts to feel better.
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    It looks plenty hard to me. To hold 28's - 30's would require an interval of like 2:00!
  14. Sojerz's Avatar
    Cool, the Cheers bar. I've been past it a bunch but never stopped. And a Sox game - great weekend Mike.
    You are supposed to work on the foundation before you put up the addition, I think.
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