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  1. flystorms's Avatar
    Good luck at worlds, SC! I'll be rooting for you and all of our other USMS Peeps!
  2. Water Rat's Avatar
    I feel your pain about work. I don't think I'm jittery yet b/c work has been really stressing me out lately. Unfortunately, I spent this morning figuring out how I can insert conference calls between events on Wednesday. I do NOT like to be distracted by work at big meets. It takes me right out of my head and I can't concentrate on either work or the pool.

    I hate work dinners. I hate customers. That's why I stay far away from sales and marketing.
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    So one of the reasons why this week has been so stressful at work is that I am trying to go away for 2 weeks with zero contact. Now it may not happen but I am working really hard to tie up some loose ends and do some meetings this week that could wait but would no doubt lead to fires while I am gone. I have this customer dinner tonight and I believe I can get away with going for a drink and leaving after 30minutes(famous last words). I would really like to be in bed before 8pm again tonight.
    Good luck tonight and I wish you success in your goal to be out of contact during worlds.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    6:30pm? I was pretty happy that I fell asleep at 9:30pm

    Will you be able to completely dis-engage from work while at Worlds or will you have to stay in touch? When I've swum best at a big meet, I've managed to check out of work a day or two ahead of the meet and then not have to worry about work during the meet. It's been rare that I have done that, but, when I have, I have almost always been much more successful at the meet.
    So one of the reasons why this week has been so stressful at work is that I am trying to go away for 2 weeks with zero contact. Now it may not happen but I am working really hard to tie up some loose ends and do some meetings this week that could wait but would no doubt lead to fires while I am gone. I have this customer dinner tonight and I believe I can get away with going for a drink and leaving after 30minutes(famous last words). I would really like to be in bed before 8pm again tonight.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    6:30pm? I was pretty happy that I fell asleep at 9:30pm

    Will you be able to completely dis-engage from work while at Worlds or will you have to stay in touch? When I've swum best at a big meet, I've managed to check out of work a day or two ahead of the meet and then not have to worry about work during the meet. It's been rare that I have done that, but, when I have, I have almost always been much more successful at the meet.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I don't recall exactly but I would estimate the actual racing time (excluding warmups) was in the 4-5 hour range easily. It's over two days and they separate men from women. all in one pool.
    Which isn't really all that much with the distance events first ...
  7. Water Rat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Do you remember how long the days lasted at the Rowdy meet?
    I don't recall exactly but I would estimate the actual racing time (excluding warmups) was in the 4-5 hour range easily. It's over two days and they separate men from women. all in one pool.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I know, he is a very fast kicker. S, I would lay off doing much kicking this week to rest the legs. I'm so excited to see how you and Mark do!
    I have improved my kick for sure, but everytime I get in with the kids I am reminded of how much better my kick could be.

    Thanks for the good advice. I emailed my coach this morning and asked that exact same thing.

    Not getting too ahead of myself but looking forward, spring nationals in San Antonio are going to be a blast. I age up, and Mark and I get to race each other! Mark can probably atest to this but I think the 45-49 age group for men is unbelievably fast, and its going to be really fun to race Mark and the many other great swimmers in that age group. Cant wait!

    First though we both have the matter of swimming great in Montreal. I am hopeful that we will both exceed our expectations.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    you do realize you kick almost as fast as me but WITHOUT FINS! What size shoe do you wear?!

    I love SCY but I think I'm a better LCM swimmer, mostly b/c my turns blow.
    I am 6'5" and have size 13 feet. Relative to my size my feet are not super huge.

    The scary thing is that my daughter at 10 years of age has size 9 feet (in womens).

    A number of my team mates use fins when they kick and I try to keep up with them; its always fun chasing a rabbit. I put a concerted effort into improving my kick since last summer and after a year I have seen big improvements.

    I dont know if my turns suck, but I know that they could be better and I think this is going to be my next big area of focus for improvement, particularly my underwaters.
  10. pwb's Avatar
    Enjoy the Rowdy meet. I won't get there (again) this year; I'm waiting for the year when it falls at the start of my kids' fall break so I can convince the family to do a vacay in Florida after the meet.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I like the Rowdy meet. two full days. plenty of time between events, especially if one tends to scratch events.
    just reading your workout yesterday made me exhausted
    Do you remember how long the days lasted at the Rowdy meet?
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    I like the Rowdy meet. two full days. plenty of time between events, especially if one tends to scratch events.
    just reading your workout yesterday made me exhausted
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    you do realize you kick almost as fast as me but WITHOUT FINS! What size shoe do you wear?!

    I love SCY but I think I'm a better LCM swimmer, mostly b/c my turns blow.
    I know, he is a very fast kicker. S, I would lay off doing much kicking this week to rest the legs. I'm so excited to see how you and Mark do!
  14. Water Rat's Avatar
    you do realize you kick almost as fast as me but WITHOUT FINS! What size shoe do you wear?!

    I love SCY but I think I'm a better LCM swimmer, mostly b/c my turns blow.
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Stewart, You are MORE than ready for it. I am looking forward to seeing your results.

    Speaking of that, it appears that the results will be on the website, but do you know if they will have them on the Meet Mobile app?
    thanks Patrick. I am feeling good about where I am right now.

    The meet result is being posted live on an app called SplashMe. I don't know why and have not used it. Apparently there is a cost for the app so I doubt I will download it. There is also no live video feed either unfortunately.
  16. pwb's Avatar
    Stewart, You are MORE than ready for it. I am looking forward to seeing your results.

    Speaking of that, it appears that the results will be on the website, but do you know if they will have them on the Meet Mobile app?
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Sounds to me like you're right on schedule. I'll definitely be watching the results next Sunday!
    Thanks Kirk. Fingers crossed I will have a great meet.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    I"m so excited for you and can't wait to follow how you do. You've done a fantastic job of busting butt all the way up to taper, then letting yourself relax. Great job, Stewart.
    Thanks Kari. I am definately more relaxed about this than my last taper. I dont know why, but I am. I am really looking forward to the week of swimming. My parents, wife and kids are going to be there watching so that will be fun. I also am part of a team which will also be great fun. All around I have enjoyed the journey, Thanks for all the support and I will post each day no matter what.
  19. knelson's Avatar
    Sounds to me like you're right on schedule. I'll definitely be watching the results next Sunday!
  20. flystorms's Avatar
    I"m so excited for you and can't wait to follow how you do. You've done a fantastic job of busting butt all the way up to taper, then letting yourself relax. Great job, Stewart.
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