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  1. flystorms's Avatar
    Left arm only and still can do a 26 50 free?! Holy smokes you're a beast. The team needs you and it's always hard to get participation points (though this year I've done a ton of recruiting and should be able to get the bonus points for having someone in each age category). WHile my 2 men in your AG would be thrilled if you didn't race, I'd love to see you there, selfishly. I'm hoping your recovery is fast, Stewart -Kari
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Stewart how do you feel your training is going with these adjustments?
    for the first time since I got back to swimming, I have no meets planned and no real swimming plan. I am not really frustrated but it does feel very weird, sort of meandering from one practice to the next. Also just kicking is pretty boring; I don't really know why this is more boring than swimming, but it is. I don't like feeling of being lost but that's how I feel! My teammates are helping a lot but it's not been easy so far and I still have a long way ahead of me before I am back swimming.

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    It sounds like your kicking is definitely getting stronger. How's your left arm holding up with it being your only option? When's surgery?
    I think my kicking is getting stronger but it's hard to tell. Racing is the ultimate test and I have nothing to really compare against. We did some kicking today with the pads in the pool and I kicked and it was a lot of fun. I chose to use fins but in hindsight I should have just kicked and set a baseline. The left arm is holding up fine. Other than the warmup and odd length here and there I am kicking the rest of the workout. My ankles have been very stiff since I started all the kicking but just muscle soarness. I meet the surgeon on 6th September and I will know more then. I have the 19th September pencilled in for surgery.

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    As fast as you are kicking, man you could still probably win a medal at corporate challenge just kicking!
    we did some swims from the blocks yesterday and I did a left arm only 50 and was :26.4. I could probably do the corporate challenge since it's the day before my surgery, however I always worry that I will upset someone who will think I am being unsporting. I need to talk to our team to see if they need me. We have 4 ex college swimmers so should be fine on points for speed, but maybe they want me for participation points which we always struggle with.
  3. flystorms's Avatar
    Stewart how do you feel your training is going with these adjustments? It sounds like your kicking is definitely getting stronger. How's your left arm holding up with it being your only option? When's surgery?

    As fast as you are kicking, man you could still probably win a medal at corporate challenge just kicking!
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Good luck! What events?
    Thanks. Going to swim the other two 50s -- 50 breast and 50 free -- to complete the drop dead LCM sprints. Depending on timing, I may do the 100 back. Depends how shallow the shallow end is ... and if there is enough rest.
  5. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Good luck! What events?
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