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  1. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    22.8 is still pretty damn fast. Is it hard for you mentally to get ready for 4 weekends of meets in a row? I know that I'm pretty content with 1 meet per month. I think nationals will yield some good results. Would you do anything differently if you could this season?
    I'm usually psyched for the races, what with different venues & different competition. And it's just down and back! This will be the third year I've done these four meets within a six week period, which is a lot to schedule with work and family. I may start skipping Y Natls. And I'm not 100% for Greensboro, got some of that work/family stuff rearing.

    Would I do anything different, good question. Maybe more of the 8x25 on :40, esp fly, which I think you may have suggested. Maybe just spend a little more time doing variety stuff in the pool. I talked to one of the Georgia coaches a couple of days ago and he said their sprinters are doing a lot of 10-15m power stuff with tubes and power racks/buckets. He also mentioned the drag sox--what did you end up thinking about those?
  2. Celestial's Avatar
    LOL
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    22.8 is still pretty damn fast. Is it hard for you mentally to get ready for 4 weekends of meets in a row? I know that I'm pretty content with 1 meet per month. I think nationals will yield some good results. Would you do anything differently if you could this season?
  4. Sojerz's Avatar
    We have a tough time getting swimmers to go to meets. I think a lot the younger ones have family commitments that often conflict and the older ones may still be burned out from competing when they were younger or at least not up for that challenge. I agree with you on the 200 br., way more difficult than i thought.
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    Thanks
  6. Sofia88's Avatar
    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Keep up the good work!
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    I swim my best in 85F. 🏊
    But that would be cruel for anything longer than a 100
  8. Water Rat's Avatar
    wet drive home in my swim suite and warm ups.
    Ummm.... commando?
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Ha. I bet you were dying to say "yeah well I'm tapering for nationals right now". I know I would have
    i resisted the urge but I was definitely thinking it!!
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Yes, it's so hard not to race with someone next to you taunting you. Good for you for holding back.

    I'm so excited to hear how Greensboro goes for you next week! You'll do great!
    thanks KK. It look a lot of will power but I managed it.

    I too am looking forward to the meet. I just need more rest this week(and sleep). Sorry I was really late on commenting on your 10k. You did awesome despite the challenges. That time is awesome.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    My memory of GAC is reasonable temperatures. Plus, I know they've upgrade their air filtration systems over the years. Hopefully, it will be beneficial *or, at least, not negative* for your asthma.
    That's good! I remember a lot of people complaining in the past about breathing issues in the pool complex.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Joel swam there last month, he didn't recall it being too cold. I bet it's probably like 78˚F, which means 2 swim caps for me lol.
    78 degrees would be way too cold for me. I thought most competition pools were kept at 80 degrees?
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    Exercise-induced asthma. Was onset by whatever illness I had in 12th grade, and was diagnosed 2 years later in college. I am probably the anomaly when it comes to the cold water. I struggle to breathe in high humidity during the summer (which is likely why I don't like warm pools).
    Mine seems to be allergy induced and arose after my second pregnancy (along with my allergies). Weird how the body works ... So funny, humidity is good for most people's asthma.
  14. __steve__'s Avatar
    Joel swam there last month, he didn't recall it being too cold. I bet it's probably like 78˚F, which means 2 swim caps for me lol.
  15. pwb's Avatar
    My memory of GAC is reasonable temperatures. Plus, I know they've upgrade their air filtration systems over the years. Hopefully, it will be beneficial *or, at least, not negative* for your asthma.
  16. jpetyk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    You have asthma too? I think cold water is a fairly common asthma trigger, but everyone is different. I almost got out of an OW swim years ago in cold water (never to be repeated, too scary). And swimming in the 76 degree temps at NE Champs last Dec was difficult. It is routinely much easier or me to do hypoxic work at Sewy rather than Pitt.
    Exercise-induced asthma. Was onset by whatever illness I had in 12th grade, and was diagnosed 2 years later in college. I am probably the anomaly when it comes to the cold water. I struggle to breathe in high humidity during the summer (which is likely why I don't like warm pools).
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    What type of MF would you suggest, I was looking at the Finis Shooter
    That's the one I have. The longer ones aren't that great for short course pools. And I dislike the finis foil bc it is so floppy.
  18. __steve__'s Avatar
    Hi Fort,

    What type of MF would you suggest, I was looking at the Finis Shooter
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    That is really interesting about your asthma. I thrive in cold water and choke in the heat.
    You have asthma too? I think cold water is a fairly common asthma trigger, but everyone is different. I almost got out of an OW swim years ago in cold water (never to be repeated, too scary). And swimming in the 76 degree temps at NE Champs last Dec was difficult. It is routinely much easier or me to do hypoxic work at Sewy rather than Pitt.
  20. jpetyk's Avatar
    That is really interesting about your asthma. I thrive in cold water and choke in the heat.
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