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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Those races will be blasting fast. I'm not sure if we'll see peak times like those in either the 400 IM or 200 free, but those races will be great, as well. I'm really hoping Will Licon can pull out an upset of Kalisz on the 400 IM.
    Agree. Licon should impress after his blazing 200 IM. The 200 free doesn't look as stacked, but they are all within .5 apart. So it should be good racing.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Glad you're on the mend. Don't do long course during taper!
    I actually like long course training but would not like to switch during the taper but I may not have any choice since the pool is usually configured around the kids. I need to speak with Tom about the plan over the next month with the pool setup. There was discussion about every Friday and Saturday being LCM and the rest of the week scy but I have not heard if that's what's really happening.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You're in the pool and that's a great thing.
    Agreed.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    I hope to watch NCAAs tonight. I am in awe that Texas got 6 flyers into the A final. There should be fireworks tonight in the 100 fly, 100 breast and 100 back!
    Those races will be blasting fast. I'm not sure if we'll see peak times like those in either the 400 IM or 200 free, but those races will be great, as well. I'm really hoping Will Licon can pull out an upset of Kalisz on the 400 IM.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Glad you're on the mend. Don't do long course during taper!
  6. ndauksavage's Avatar
    I have been doing 16x50's but on an aerobic base vs. race pace. So I did 4 rounds of 3x50's on 40 and 1x50 on 35. I told Tom I do not like race pace and wanted to go back to aerobic so he has been nice enough to satisfy my request. You better keep me posted on how you do at nationals!!!
  7. pwb's Avatar
    You're in the pool and that's a great thing.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Michael Ross is better at the 50s and 100s. Ross Davis is coming back from an elbow tear. Granger is so talented he can swim anything, and he opted for 400 IM and 100 fly on day 1.

    I think taking a day off was a good idea. When I'm feeling poorly, I do that (did it on Wed) and the rest usually helps jump start a recovery.
    I was emailing WaterRat earlier in the week and I mentioned that I had counted 10 guys in the 45-49 age group who have been under 1:50. Whether I win or loose, I love racing against fast guys and despite those guys not being in the race it will still be very quick.

    I will have other events where I will swim against Mr Ross, et al, so I will get my wish.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You'll just have to take that record down yourself, then!

    Hope the ear gets better soon. I, too, am hoping to be better (*different reason*) and back in the water tomorrow.
    I just hope to be healthy and in great shape. I will leave all the rest to take care of itself.


    This being sick stuff sucks. Take care of yourself and I hope the work stuff goes well.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Michael Ross is better at the 50s and 100s. Ross Davis is coming back from an elbow tear. Granger is so talented he can swim anything, and he opted for 400 IM and 100 fly on day 1.

    I think taking a day off was a good idea. When I'm feeling poorly, I do that (did it on Wed) and the rest usually helps jump start a recovery.
  11. pwb's Avatar
    I was expecting to see Michael Ross and Ross Davis in the 200 free as well. It will still be a very fast race but I was expecting one of those 3 to go close to David Sims record.
    You'll just have to take that record down yourself, then!

    Hope the ear gets better soon. I, too, am hoping to be better (*different reason*) and back in the water tomorrow.
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Rob,

    I'd like to make a suggestion for these future leadership summits - please offer an opportunity for the USMS leadership to engage with local USMS members during/around these summits, e.g., create one or more slots on your agenda to ..
    • Attend a local USMS event, make your presence / roles known at the event, gather input
    • Have a 'listen to your members' forum where you invite local USMS members to a session on your agenda to provide their 'front line' feedback
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Its cracks me up how my workouts are so different than yours sometimes!! Oh well so thankful to have my aerobic swim sets back and no more race pace!!!! See you tomorrow!
    You did not do the same as us? How did you get away with that? And to think you were only a few lanes over. I have to give Jeremy some props after being out for a month he was hauling on the 50s.

    In a sick way I have enjoyed the race pace transition. We are still doing a fair amount of yardage so I am not worried about endurance either. I found the 400s a little boring in this set.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    What I've read says reduce volume and keep pace (intensity) high. I suppose that implies reducing the send-off, but not the pace. The central theme being to keep swimming fast, but allow your body to get more rest and adapt to all of the prior training.
    Good luck with the taper and meet and hope you feel better quickly - I just hate hard to shake ear infections that seem to follow sinus infections.
    thanks. I do like rest and after all this hard training I am looking forward to feeling better and getting some rest.
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    It's not this weekend. It's April 11-12.

    Mucinex is good for breaking up mucus (neti pots too). It makes me feel very tired though. I read that nasal decongestants can also help ear infections. A doctor that I coach said steroids might help the most. He also said that swimming will likely have no ill effect on the ear. I hope you don't also have a sinus infection; those take 4 weeks to completely eradicate.
    thats fortunate because I suspect with the ear infection you would not feel like racing. I am thinking that the mucin ex maybe causing my tiredness too but rather that way than pain from sinus build up. I hope so too. Again I hope you start feeling better soon.
  16. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Its cracks me up how my workouts are so different than yours sometimes!! Oh well so thankful to have my aerobic swim sets back and no more race pace!!!! See you tomorrow!
  17. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    I wouldn't use something like that against a person. Sure, it's good to say you were on the team that won the NCAA champs, even if you didn't score any points. He probably did help a lot during the dual meet season picking up those 3rd places, etc. I claim being an NAIA National Champion, but that's cause I was individually 4 times over two years. As a team we placed 3rd for our highest during my time in college. I don't sit back and rub it in people's faces though (maybe ThatGuy's), but that's just being childish.
    James, you are awesome!! In your case, you are an individual and team champion! And you have a great attitude that is inclusive of your fellow teammates. But this guy truly didn't score points at NCAAs. I'll just point out to him that when I say "we" in means, including myself. But when he says "we", it means "all the other guys who scored the points to win the NCAAs".
  18. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Someone on a masters team trying to "lord" it over others?! I can't stand people like that. If I were you, I would get in a well placed barb. Not just because he's annoying, but because he might be making other people there feel badly or less welcome. I hope people are rolling their eyes when he goes into self-congratulatory mode.
    I think he's just really insecure, the type who has to try to put other people down in order to make himself feel better. Not my type of masters swimmer at all.
  19. jaadams1's Avatar
    I wouldn't use something like that against a person. Sure, it's good to say you were on the team that won the NCAA champs, even if you didn't score any points. He probably did help a lot during the dual meet season picking up those 3rd places, etc. I claim being an NAIA National Champion, but that's cause I was individually 4 times over two years. As a team we placed 3rd for our highest during my time in college. I don't sit back and rub it in people's faces though (maybe ThatGuy's), but that's just being childish.
  20. jaadams1's Avatar
    Thanks guys! House coming along nicely, and swimming too! As for Nationals plans, I don't have any...too hard to get out of work for the time being. I have plans of attending summer nationals in 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Right in my backyard almost, and I can stay with my sister or grandparents too.
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