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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Welcome back, James! I hope I can be at summer Nats - probably a 40-60 chance right now. Good luck in ramping back up again!
  2. jroddin's Avatar
    I'm sending 20 million more good thoughts in your direction, Mary. I've thought about you often and am always inspired by your posts.

    I really liked your blog a while back about the OTC. It wouldn't let me comment, but I wanted to ask what is the back-story about Cullen Jones and the relay finish?

    Jeff
  3. ekw's Avatar
    I'm sending 20 million good thoughts in your direction!
  4. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I didn't really mean swim doubles. I'd never do that. But I would like to be able to do weights plus a swim more often.
    Yea, I do those occasionally. For fun I just paged through my flog and discovered that during 2015 I did 32 doubles. I was astounded it was that many, but no swim doubles. Mostly a dryland session + swim or a bike ride + swim, and virtually all during the summer, of course, since I am an academic. Good health and time, need more of both.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Maybe not doubles, but when I get to the pool I want to GO, not paddle around like a wounded duck, grrrr.
    I had the wounded duck feeling today ... not fun.

    I didn't really mean swim doubles. I'd never do that. But I would like to be able to do weights plus a swim more often.
    Updated January 14th, 2016 at 10:47 PM by The Fortress
  6. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Now that I have more time, I would doubles every day if I could. Haha. On the rare day that I do a double, it floors me.
    Maybe not doubles, but when I get to the pool I want to GO, not paddle around like a wounded duck, grrrr.
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    You too eh!? This phenomenon has been really exasperating me recently. Since when did my body get the right to dictate how hard/often I can train? I thought that responsibility fell to my brain.
    It's completely annoying. There are lazy people everywhere. We (on the other hand) are super motivated and yet can't train to the extent of our motivation ... Now that I have more time, I would doubles every day if I could. Haha. On the rare day that I do a double, it floors me.
  8. Karl_S's Avatar
    As always, the mind wants to do more than the body wants to do!
    You too eh!? This phenomenon has been really exasperating me recently. Since when did my body get the right to dictate how hard/often I can train? I thought that responsibility fell to my brain.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    I know of your pain Stewart, as I used a similar unit to dig about the same number of holes a few years back around our home, after doing it by hand for the first 5! We ended up needing another 5 or so a few weeks later, and I hired some kids from church and acted as the supervisor!
    i had to smile at my wife when she said I did such a great job, followed by, now you can do another section of our yard. I guess I'll do a bad job next time!!!
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    My bicep tendon's have been sporadically nagging me for years. Negative eccentric curls with light to moderate resistance has been an excellent tool. Interestingly, I have to avoid doing curls with band resistance - this may result in chronic pain
    Thanks for the tip!

    Eccentric exercises seem to be great for tendon healing. Mine has been bothering me for a couple years and my last MRI showed "extreme degradation" of the tendon. I should have been more careful with the planking. As always, the mind wants to do more than the body wants to do!
  11. __steve__'s Avatar
    My bicep tendon's have been sporadically nagging me for years. Negative eccentric curls with light to moderate resistance has been an excellent tool. Interestingly, I have to avoid doing curls with band resistance - this may result in chronic pain
  12. rxleakem's Avatar
    I know of your pain Stewart, as I used a similar unit to dig about the same number of holes a few years back around our home, after doing it by hand for the first 5! We ended up needing another 5 or so a few weeks later, and I hired some kids from church and acted as the supervisor!
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by beprocton
    I follow your blog and I'm always amazed at your workouts and meet performances. As such, I'm thrilled that you've decided to come to Spring Nationals so that I can watch you swim in person. Perhaps I'm biased living in Greensboro and training at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, but I think you'll really enjoy swimming here and hitting some good times.
    Thanks for the comments and thanks for reading my posts. I have read great things about the pool and heard that the last Masters Nationals in Greensboro was awesome and I would be a liar if I said this did not factor into my decision. Please look me up on deck in Greensboro and I look forward to meeting you at Nationals.
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