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  1. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Hope the workout met your needs today - it's not one of the most exciting ones, but a decent enough recovery swim.
    My quick solo swims are always time for me to work on my laundry list of technical problems. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again
  2. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    I will try to email your 200IM swim but I am certain the file will be difficult to send due to size. Melinda even had trouble sending my 50 fly.

    If I am unable to send it that way, I can very easily publish it on youtube.

    There's two ways I can have it loaded in youtube:
    1) As private, where I can share with your gmail account - only you can view.
    2) Or public - anyone can view
    Public YouTube is fine with me. Whatever is easy for you. I appreciate it Steve.
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Hope the workout met your needs today - it's not one of the most exciting ones, but a decent enough recovery swim.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    To hit the 4:20am gym what time do you get up?
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    I will try to email your 200IM swim but I am certain the file will be difficult to send due to size. Melinda even had trouble sending my 50 fly.

    If I am unable to send it that way, I can very easily publish it on youtube.

    There's two ways I can have it loaded in youtube:
    1) As private, where I can share with your gmail account - only you can view.
    2) Or public - anyone can view
  6. __steve__'s Avatar
    Looking forward to possibly watching your video. An effective way for me to learn mechanics is by watching proven standards
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    I don't envy what gals must go through donning tech suits, even if the suits might be negligibly faster. Jammers have taken me up to 10 minutes to slip in, can't imagine squeezing my entire body in one.

    Hope you defeat this cold soon. 2G a day of Vitamin C, chicken soup, and hot baths does the trick for me
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    There's so much good pizza in town, especially compared with metro Phoenix. Even in just a few months, we've tried all kinds of local pizza, but we seem to always go back to one.

    I didn't even realize that Longhorn had a Sunday workout. I might have to check it out sometime.

    Thought you'd go to Barton Springs though
    i tried persuading my son to go to a local pizza restaurant but he and his friends insisted on CiCi's. Weird in my opinion, but logical in the eyes of a 15 year old. Go figure.

    They swim from noon til 1:15 on Sunday. They had about 15-20 swimmers in 4 LCM lanes. They allow drop ins at there noon practices with permission from Whitney, however they charged me $12 admission to the facility fee or something like that. It was worth being able to swim LCM in a terrific pool with a great group though.
  9. aztimm's Avatar
    There's so much good pizza in town, especially compared with metro Phoenix. Even in just a few months, we've tried all kinds of local pizza, but we seem to always go back to one.

    I didn't even realize that Longhorn had a Sunday workout. I might have to check it out sometime.

    Thought you'd go to Barton Springs though
  10. __steve__'s Avatar
    Yep, happy car runs .. for now - LOL

    We've been driving this same car for .. this is the 20th year!

    Once we pay off our daughters car we will get a replacement for it
  11. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Glad you were able to fix it. There is nothing more aggravating than vehicle trouble.
  12. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I don't think you can find worse pizza in more quantities than CiCi's. Didn't seem to hold you back though!
    I laughed when they told me that the guys at the Gaming convention had told them it was the best CiCi's. Like there is good CiCi's!!!!

    It did not hold me back but I did not eat much.
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Bummer about the rain nixing your fishing plans, but it looked like a great workout. No chance that Steve schlepped down to UT to train with you before lunch?
    I tried twisting his arm but alas he used Mothers Day as an excuse. I wish I could say he was scared of me but alas that's not the case.

    Whitney was not on deck. Bess was coaching!
  14. Water Rat's Avatar
    I don't think you can find worse pizza in more quantities than CiCi's. Didn't seem to hold you back though!
  15. pwb's Avatar
    Bummer about the rain nixing your fishing plans, but it looked like a great workout. No chance that Steve schlepped down to UT to train with you before lunch?
  16. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Sounds like fun
    it was fun. Playtime might be over when we head in tomorrow though
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Fort, a question. What are you doing in practice now that is different than, say, three years ago, and why?
    Off the top of my head, I'd say:

    1. More swimming, fewer kick sets. This probably helps the swim portions of my races. Basically, I think that I have plenty of leg endurance, so don't really need to do as many dedicated kick sets. Plus, I do a lot UW kicking as part of my swimming. I could certainly do more flutter kicking though ... my flutter kick sucks in comparison to my dolphin kick.

    2. Fewer AFAP 50s and virtually no lactate production sets. I'm pretty allergic to that latter. I'n not sure why I've drifted away from my former favorite 5 x 50 AFAP set. Perhaps all the USRPT sets.

    3. Way more modified USRPT type sets. I find these to be a fairly pleasant way to train for 100s. I think the USRPT type focus has also allowed me to do more hard workouts and fewer recovery workouts.

    4. Changed my backstroke start and have worked on that in practice, which is prolly the only reason I was able to take a few tenths off my 50 back record. Previously, I did an arms to the side start. Now, I've switched to arms straight back over the head. So I'm going deeper and not flat backing my starts as much.

    5. I've been doing a lot more breaststroke in practice and changed my pull. I could stand to work on my breaststroke kick. I can see from the video that it is way too wide.

    However, remember that I really wasn't doing all that well competitively, relatively speaking, for 2.5 years after moving in July 2013. After a bunch of crap and injuries, I didn't get back into gear until last fall.
    Updated May 8th, 2016 at 08:59 PM by The Fortress
  18. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Fort, a question. What are you doing in practice now that is different than, say, three years ago, and why?
  19. __steve__'s Avatar
    Sounds like fun
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Enjoy Austin! If Whitney's coaching, tell her I said hi and she needs to get Masters Nationals back at UT again
    i definitely will.

    I was hoping for a nice meal with my son and his friends last night. I got the meal but nice is up for debate. I was hoping to take them to pappadeaux's for seafood but instead they wanted Cici's pizza. A very weird choice in my book, but they heard at the video game convention that Cici's is better in Austin

    either way way we had a fun time and my son is loving his convention, which at the end of the day is all that matters.

    I will pass along your best wishes and request.
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