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  1. rxleakem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    That first photo looks like an Ansel Adams. Beautiful time of the year and amazing pictures. Great swimming! That 200 fly is a great time. I admire you for swimming it in the first place and to swim a great time as well. I am glad you had fun!
    One of the things I love about this area is the sharp difference with all four seasons, and especially the wintertime scenes like the one following this last snowstorm. I'm also thankful for safe travel and the opportunity to hop in the water. Thanks!
  2. rxleakem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GregJS
    Hey, looks like the "fast" showed up. Nice going! And you got all four strokes in, which is really cool. Hope you had a nice time in the city, too.

    Glad to see you got some photos of that winter wonderland up on the hill. I've never seen trees so completely whited-out before. Really amazing especially with the sunlight and blue skies we had yesteday.
    I always forget how wonderful it is up on the hill. A friend described the scene as "bluebird" which is pretty much right on. A round about way to doing an IM, but it got me out of swimming the 200 IM!
  3. rxleakem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Great times! Especially that breaststroke!
    How was the crowd at the meet this year?
    Thanks, Tim! I was just happy I didn't try to tackle the 200 breast again! There was a slightly smaller crowd this year, but the stands and deck were full. I missed running into the usual forumite crew.
  4. rxleakem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Beautiful pictures of the route (and the pool). Looks like you had some good swims and a great time. Sometimes I find it more special to go to just one day of a multi-day event; it gives each race more importance.
    Thanks, Patrick. I agree that being able to focus on a smaller number of events is beneficial, although I like the challenge of a full slate as well. Glad that your oldest is back home; I know that as a dad it is so great to have the family whole again.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    Damn impressive 200, Stewart. To hold a taper after all that racing last weekend and then all of the travel is incredible. As for this comment ...
    Scary to think we only have 4 months til Spring Nationals.
    ... I look at that as a gift of a huge amount of time.

    Take it easy this week - you deserve some R&R.

    Great season.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    That first photo looks like an Ansel Adams. Beautiful time of the year and amazing pictures. Great swimming! That 200 fly is a great time. I admire you for swimming it in the first place and to swim a great time as well. I am glad you had fun!
  7. GregJS's Avatar
    Hey, looks like the "fast" showed up. Nice going! And you got all four strokes in, which is really cool. Hope you had a nice time in the city, too.

    Glad to see you got some photos of that winter wonderland up on the hill. I've never seen trees so completely whited-out before. Really amazing especially with the sunlight and blue skies we had yesteday.
  8. aztimm's Avatar
    Great times! Especially that breaststroke!
    How was the crowd at the meet this year?
  9. pwb's Avatar
    Beautiful pictures of the route (and the pool). Looks like you had some good swims and a great time. Sometimes I find it more special to go to just one day of a multi-day event; it gives each race more importance.
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You know your travel/work schedule is crazy when Mark and I are dizzy thinking about it.
    i hear ha. This trip has been particularly challenging. The weather that came through yesterday has impacted this trip and I have decided to head home early tomorrow rather than drive to and from Sacramento tomorrow. I don't think I will swim so many events this weekend as I had planned because I am pooped.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I'm dizzy with all that. No Stanford masters?
    thats how I felt.

    Yesterday was a VERY long day. I was originally on a 4pm flight from LAX to SFO but changed it so I could get one more meeting in Irvine. My changed flight was then delayed and I got to SFO at around midnight and it was 1am before I got to the hotel. I had an early morning meeting in Oakland and new that heading to Stanford and making my meeting was not practical so had arranged to swim with Burlingame which is right by the airport. As it turned out I was unable to swim this morning due to the late night and the bad weather that came through last night. SF was a mess this morning due to the rain and I have never seen flooding like this. It was nuts.
  12. amj119's Avatar
    Great post; thanks for sharing! Glad she is doing well!
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Agree with Patrick.

    You have had your best results when you were doing race pace training ...

    I think it's difficult to be mentally ready to compete at a high level every year. And I can sympathize with you. I've having an off year and motivational issues myself. Don't be too hard on yourself!
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Thanks for the posting, Rob. Please extend my wishes for a speedy recovery to Laura. She is one impressive lady. Leslie
  15. pwb's Avatar
    You know your travel/work schedule is crazy when Mark and I are dizzy thinking about it.
  16. Water Rat's Avatar
    I'm dizzy with all that. No Stanford masters?
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Ande,

    There is plenty of time to get ready for San Antonio.
  18. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    How are you doing with your shoulder injury? I hope you are feeling better.
    Hopefully it's getting better, but not sure. It hasn't really bothered me for a while, but I haven't done a really long practice for a while, either.
  19. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Wow, great meet Stewart! Your hard work really paid off!
    thanks Kirk. I am likely going to do a few more tweaks to my training program but the race base work is going to stay. This is the first meet in a long time I have felt strong and fast as opposed to tired and slow.

    How are you doing with your shoulder injury? I hope you are feeling better.
  20. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    such a shame with all the water and great facilities that they dropped the men's swim program.
    You can say that again.
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