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  1. Doug Martin's Avatar
    LC 50s afap are indeed tough. Can't believe you did 5. I did 2 yesterday and took 10 minutes in between. But there are few things better for overall conditioning than 30 sec of all out effort.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jroddin
    What days will you be at Trials? My sister and her family are also going to watch. They will be there for the first 4 days.
    Lucky sister! I am there for the week, though I think my plane flight might conflict with the last day of finals. Anna Lea is trying to get together a list of masters swimmers going.
  3. jroddin's Avatar
    What days will you be at Trials? My sister and her family are also going to watch. They will be there for the first 4 days.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Great minds think alike. We saw the same movie Saturday night and watched the original on Friday night to refresh our memories. Loved both of the flicks.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Some years when I've experience strong spring allergies and slight asthma, I've also felt very lethargic, particularly in the evenings after a long day. The feeling does seem to stop on its own late spring or early summer. I speculated that it was from reduced lung capacity making it harder on your body to uptake O2 but it might also be immune system related. Allergy pills (Claritin) controls the allergic response, but doesn't seem to help the lethargy. It seems worse in years when for whatever reason I'm not doing much exercise in that season.
    I can definitely feel the reduced lung capacity. And I seem to have a crap immune system. July and August are usually pretty good months. But then the ragweed cometh!
  6. Sojerz's Avatar
    Some years when I've experience strong spring allergies and slight asthma, I've also felt very lethargic, particularly in the evenings after a long day. The feeling does seem to stop on its own late spring or early summer. I speculated that it was from reduced lung capacity making it harder on your body to uptake O2 but it might also be immune system related. Allergy pills (Claritin) controls the allergic response, but doesn't seem to help the lethargy. It seems worse in years when for whatever reason I'm not doing much exercise in that season.
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    ... you were able to avoid being fried alive.

    I'd love to see you again in Phoenix, but, for your future melanoma risk, advise you not come back until October
    unfortunately I was planning an out and back day trip. I guess the side affect was I would not have been able to share my uber Northern European body in Phoenix anyhow. October sounds great though.
  8. pwb's Avatar
    My trip to Phoenix today got postponed and as a result ...
    ... you were able to avoid being fried alive.

    I'd love to see you again in Phoenix, but, for your future melanoma risk, advise you not come back until October
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    You are definitely headed into middle distance territory - let us know if/when you feel the urge for a 2IM - you would rock it.
    You sound like Patrick! It was one of my best events in my younger swim life. But it is really beyond me at this point. 100 IM is hard enough.
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    that is an insane set of 300s.
    i stopped using my bouy on a regular basis last year(I only use it when I travel; it helps pad my back pack). This was the first time I have used the bouy on a set like this in forever. I even dropped my paddle size last year because I wanted to make using them more realistic to my swimming. I use red paddles which are slightly small for my hands. I can fly with bouy and paddles. Monday's is always our big aerobic day and I was at the upper end of my aerobic range. I did this set last summer and was slightly slower so improvement is great to see.
  11. Water Rat's Avatar
    that is an insane set of 300s.
  12. pwb's Avatar
    brutal ... but I'll bookmark it and try!
  13. Sojerz's Avatar
    You are definitely headed into middle distance territory - let us know if/when you feel the urge for a 2IM - you would rock it.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    One thing I forgot to mention about elbow tendonitis ... I noticed an improvement when I started wearing a compression sleeve mostly 24/7. They're cheap and you can even wear them in the water. Try to get a dr appt!
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    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
    It was about 200 pace, I'd say.

    That's what I told myself -- some aerobic work is probably good for long course.
  16. 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
  17. 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.)
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