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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cclarke
    Funny - today I just looked at my times from 2010/11 when I swam my best masters times and what I did to achieve those. I have set some new goal times that I would like to achieve next year for both SCY and LCM. I am being realistic about my comeback and think that it's going to take until next season to be fully prepared to be competitive. In the short term I have put together a spreadsheet tracking all my workouts with daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly training goals and yardages (yes I am a little bit of a nerdy engineer). I have also broken down what test sets I will be doing and defined the times that I will need to do and will track progress towards those goals as I go. I am sure there will be bumps in the road but I like to plan the work then work the plan!

    Yes Spring Nats 2015 and LCM Nats 2015 on my radar! We can cross then! Should be fun and reading your blog always reminds me of what needs to be done!
    planning is is fun and energizing and it also helps in those workouts where you are not feeling it. Sounds like we are wired the same way. I too am a nerdy engineer.

    i suspect 2015 Nats will be well attended and the facility in San Antonio is awesome. I train in a great facility but San Antonio is unparalleled in terms of the facility, simply awesome. I can't wait.
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    The Buffalo pool is a great pool. I think the Erie Community College Pool downtown is better. I have done good swims in both in the 90s. I think that Univ at Buffalo will meet your high pool standards. get better soon.
    Yep, I've been there to watch Teen Fort swim years ago and I remember it being fairly nice. Geez, I hope I get better soon. No real improvement so far.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    That's too bad, seems you always get stuck with this at the worst times

    But there is some nastiness going around. I got hit with something over the weekend, and nearly everyone I work with who was at that conference last week got it. Heck, even my boss's boss has had to call in sick--an extremely rare event for her!

    That Buffalo meet sounds interesting though... Is the pool outside? I need to keep my eyes open for things like that, where I could possibly visit family back there. The timing of that looks like it would work for my schedule.
    Yeah, I remember I was sick during LCM Zones last June. I think it's the spring. I can't seem to escape the spring, and all the attendant allergies, without some major crud.

    The Buffalo pool is inside. Swimming a 50 LCM backstroke outside = torture. I may get one of my swimmers to join too.
  4. tjrpatt's Avatar
    The Buffalo pool is a great pool. I think the Erie Community College Pool downtown is better. I have done good swims in both in the 90s. I think that Univ at Buffalo will meet your high pool standards. get better soon.
    Updated April 16th, 2014 at 08:12 PM by tjrpatt
  5. aztimm's Avatar
    That's too bad, seems you always get stuck with this at the worst times

    But there is some nastiness going around. I got hit with something over the weekend, and nearly everyone I work with who was at that conference last week got it. Heck, even my boss's boss has had to call in sick--an extremely rare event for her!

    That Buffalo meet sounds interesting though... Is the pool outside? I need to keep my eyes open for things like that, where I could possibly visit family back there. The timing of that looks like it would work for my schedule.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Would allergies be part of it? Potent illnesses can start from a simple seasonal allergic response

    100's - What kind of sprint lasts close to a minute anyway? And to rock both the 50s and 100s in same time frame would take an awful lot of preparation (without any setback )

    Bounce back soon !
    I suspect I just caught something from one of my swimmers. A few have been sick recently. And I'm on all my allergy meds. But that could be part of it.

    Yes, a few weeks is not enough time to train for a big meet. If I had stayed healthy, all my prior racing would have helped though. And I would have been game. But this is too big a setback.
  7. cclarke's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    You maybe at that point. Spring Nationals next year are in San Antonio and it would be great to race in the same age group at that meet; no matter the outcome it will be fun.
    Funny - today I just looked at my times from 2010/11 when I swam my best masters times and what I did to achieve those. I have set some new goal times that I would like to achieve next year for both SCY and LCM. I am being realistic about my comeback and think that it's going to take until next season to be fully prepared to be competitive. In the short term I have put together a spreadsheet tracking all my workouts with daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly training goals and yardages (yes I am a little bit of a nerdy engineer). I have also broken down what test sets I will be doing and defined the times that I will need to do and will track progress towards those goals as I go. I am sure there will be bumps in the road but I like to plan the work then work the plan!

    Yes Spring Nats 2015 and LCM Nats 2015 on my radar! We can cross then! Should be fun and reading your blog always reminds me of what needs to be done!
  8. __steve__'s Avatar
    Would allergies be part of it? Potent illnesses can start from a simple seasonal allergic response

    100's - What kind of sprint lasts close to a minute anyway? And to rock both the 50s and 100s in same time frame would take an awful lot of preparation (without any setback )

    Bounce back soon !
    Updated April 16th, 2014 at 03:54 PM by __steve__
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    Geez, you just can't catch a break! I hope this is short lived and you feel better fast.
    Thanks so much. Yeah, it's been a rough year. And I finally felt like I was getting into more of a groove. But there's always another meet.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Well that just sucks, sucks, sucks.

    I hope you recover soon.
    Yeah, it sucks. There are a couple of my PV friends attending that meet and it would have been quite fun.
  11. jpetyk's Avatar
    Geez, you just can't catch a break! I hope this is short lived and you feel better fast.
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Well that just sucks, sucks, sucks.

    I hope you recover soon.
  13. pwb's Avatar
    Sounds like a great team event for Worlds. If you need it, though it would only sleep about 4, maybe 6 people, my wife and I stayed at a great place we found on VRBO when we were in Montreal for 2012 Olympic Trials there. I can probably dig up the info.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cclarke
    Nice set of 200's pull! Just got back from Sarasota where I swam at Y-Nats. Times a mixed bag some faster and some slower than three weeks ago. Motivation high to get back in pool training.
    I have been meaning to followup to see how you did. I had the same mixed bag when I started competing again, its par for the course. The key is staying positive; which I know you will do. We are all different but when I got that itch to start training hard I took a step back and set some short and long term goals. I found this helped keep my feet on the floor and focus the energy I was putting into training. You maybe at that point. Spring Nationals next year are in San Antonio and it would be great to race in the same age group at that meet; no matter the outcome it will be fun.
  15. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Nice workout today!! I am sore all over and my legs felt like jello in the pool last night. Just try and focus on the positive and think about how much faster you will be. If I could hold those times I would be ecstatic!
  16. cclarke's Avatar
    You are doing a lot of work so probably your body is just broken down some. 3:06 and 3:05 is solid without paddles!
  17. cclarke's Avatar
    Nice set of 200's pull! Just got back from Sarasota where I swam at Y-Nats. Times a mixed bag some faster and some slower than three weeks ago. Motivation high to get back in pool training.
  18. ekw's Avatar
    Congrats - I don't envy the move but it's awesome you don't have to go through the tenure process again!
  19. Karl_S's Avatar
    The thought was well intentioned.
    OMG this sounds like a mistake I would make. I've learned many times that the road to he|| is paved with good intentions.
  20. mcnair's Avatar
    Thanks for all the support, guys (or do I have to start using "y'all" again?). Time is flying by and I always think I'll never get everything done in time... but somehow it all comes together.
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