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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Very nice workout!
  2. pwb's Avatar
    I've decided that 60 minutes of yoga and/or hiking does not constitute an off day ...
    Agreed! But, now that I'm back from vacation and struggling to get back into shape, I am paranoid about doing nothing on any day.
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Heck, on a great day with no commitments, 4200 would be a massive effort for most of us. Given what you're managing in LIFE, this is impressive. Good luck in this challenging time.
  4. ourswimmer's Avatar
    Thanks a lot! Not sure how often I'll visit but I may be there in September.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ourswimmer
    Does the new pass requirement rule out drop-ins for (say) swimmers visiting from out of town? If so, is there any way I could get a pass? My parents just moved very near Pitt and I was looking forward to being able to get there easily to swim when I come to visit them.
    I will put your name on the list of swimmers that are allowed entry (and will eventually be issued passes). We did discuss that with the admins. Masters swimming is different than age group swimming that way ...
  6. ourswimmer's Avatar
    Does the new pass requirement rule out drop-ins for (say) swimmers visiting from out of town? If so, is there any way I could get a pass? My parents just moved very near Pitt and I was looking forward to being able to get there easily to swim when I come to visit them.
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Friday--wow, that is a lot of sprinting (and a lot of yards). But I do think it's important to sprint year round. In a workout like that, do you make it up as you go, or plan it beforehand? Cramps: calves or what?
    It was actually a rare occasion where I was swimming with another team and it was sprint night. But I do sometimes make my workouts up as I go along.

    Calf cramps. Not sure why I was so plagued with them that workout ...
  8. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Friday--wow, that is a lot of sprinting (and a lot of yards). But I do think it's important to sprint year round. In a workout like that, do you make it up as you go, or plan it beforehand? Cramps: calves or what?
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    I reckon you have fins for feet, Sir
  10. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Determination. As much as I love to swim, I would have driven home frustrated. Good job!
  11. Celestial's Avatar
    Thanks to you both. Daddy better not break anything on MY watch, Kurt! Don't suppose if you know if it's normal to develop seizure activity with Parkinson's? I'm an NP, but not in neuro.
    Fort - I am a rotten daughter, my SISTER is the amazing one!
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Hang in there Celestial! It sounds incredibly stressful. But y you're being a great daughter.
  13. Kurt Dickson's Avatar
    Sucks watching the parents go down. We had to drag my mom kicking and screaming to assisted living facility two years ago. Just died last year and my dad is starting to lose it. Good luck. If one of them breaks a hip, my bro is a acetabular surgeon of some renown in Houston. Keep swimming. Only thing that keeps me sane.
  14. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Good point Steve. I'll personally make sure they are taken care of. Come on up any time
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nageur
    Thank you- you are awesome!
    Your'e welcome! So much more fun to swim with a buddy!
  16. __steve__'s Avatar
    Those growlers go flat quickly. Don't make me drive up and open them


    (yes, beer is good in a coffee cup too)
  17. ekw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Several years ago I was executive platinum with American due to my international travel and the difference between American and Southwest is markedly different. My impression is that Southwest make things easy whereas American there is always a some challenge or dilemma that you have to overcome. That said I have been flying American again this year and they are definitely better than I recall. I think the most annoying thing about yesterday was that I was allowed to buy the change of flight without being notified that the flight was delayed and then due to the delays I could not get back onto the original flight. I will take some of the blame for not looking at the departure board before confirming the change but there was no alert on the booking machine. Oh well I got home and it was not the end of the world.
    Yeah, that is definitely annoying. I flew American not that long ago. One time was for work and on the last leg our plane was very delayed because of storms that had affected the plane that was going to be ours. Weather happens but the weird thing was that they changed the gate six times and never made an announcement. I got text messages, as did many people waiting, but there was an older couple who didn't know how to text and they almost got left behind the first time it changed. After that the text folks made sure to let them know. Then they didn't make an announcement when they started boarding the plane and I had almost dozed off. If I'd missed the flight because of that I would have been . And every time my fiance and I travel together we get stranded somewhere! Last time it was Dallas because of those horrible rains that hit Texas so badly. Fortunately I had Marriott points so we got a hotel pretty easily without spending real money. It took forever to get home and we ended up in Pensacola instead of Mobile. You can't do anything about weather but I was so tired and we ended up missing a day of work. Air travel is not so fun.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    Wow, if that's the first time you've had a disappointment and you fly with them most of the time, given how much you fly that's seriously impressive!
    Several years ago I was executive platinum with American due to my international travel and the difference between American and Southwest is markedly different. My impression is that Southwest make things easy whereas American there is always a some challenge or dilemma that you have to overcome. That said I have been flying American again this year and they are definitely better than I recall. I think the most annoying thing about yesterday was that I was allowed to buy the change of flight without being notified that the flight was delayed and then due to the delays I could not get back onto the original flight. I will take some of the blame for not looking at the departure board before confirming the change but there was no alert on the booking machine. Oh well I got home and it was not the end of the world.
  19. ekw's Avatar
    Wow, if that's the first time you've had a disappointment and you fly with them most of the time, given how much you fly that's seriously impressive!
  20. Nageur's Avatar
    Thank you- you are awesome!
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