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  1. Sojerz's Avatar
    Jeeez - hopefully it heals up without any issues. I've had pretty good luck taping jammed or sprained fingers together to swim, if you can get the tape to stay on. Also think the agility paddles will help.
  2. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Kirk, I suspect that you and I don't push as much force into our snorkels as Stewart does
    That must be it. He's just exerting too much hydrodynamic force on the snorkel. Slow down, Stewart!
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Kirk, I suspect that you and I don't push as much force into our snorkels as Stewart does

    I just heard that my travel this week has been postponed which is awesome.
    I can totally relate. While I generally like the work content of my biz travel, getting a "surprise" week without biz travel is a true gift. Relish it.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    "400 free no snorkel(my snorkel snapped this is my 3rd snorkel in about 12 months)"

    No kidding? I've had the same one for probably close to a decade now. I'm assuming it breaks where the tube connects to the forehead piece?
    its actually the little clip that holds the strap to the snorkel. I am going to jerryrig the strap with a bungee cord and see if that works better.
  5. Karl_S's Avatar
    I slipped and smashed the little finger of the right hand into a stone wall. It's broken and dislocated.

    'hope you heal promptly.
  6. magick17's Avatar
    I wonder if you tape and use those finis agility paddles to deflect the push of the water you maybe able to get a workout in...
    hope you heal quickly
  7. knelson's Avatar
    "400 free no snorkel(my snorkel snapped this is my 3rd snorkel in about 12 months)"

    No kidding? I've had the same one for probably close to a decade now. I'm assuming it breaks where the tube connects to the forehead piece?
  8. knelson's Avatar
    "swam with Bob, Boris"

    Bobby "Boris" Pickett?
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Great news about Pitt.

    Let me know what you think about the ab workout. You will have to let me know if I am a whimp. I found it quite tough.
  10. pwb's Avatar
    Great news on Pitt! I don't think I've ever seen a pool repair issue NOT take much longer than expected.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    How do you do the 90/45/15 leg lifts exactly?
    the exercise involves moving the legs every 10 seconds. It starts with you laying on your back with both legs lifted 90 degrees from the body pointing straight up. After 10 seconds you lower them half way(45 degrees) to the floor and hold. You then lower them again(15 degrees) and hold. Next you go back up again to 45 degrees and hold before finally pulling both legs vertical(90 degrees) for 10 seconds. My yoga instructor has us do a lot of these and they really hurt. When I do leg lifts/extensions I was previously holding in one position, typically about 15 degrees from the floor. I find the 90/45/15 harder because you hold in different positions and use different ab muscles going down and up. I hope this makes sense.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    How do you do the 90/45/15 leg lifts exactly?
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    The LCM drop down 50's without fins too?
  14. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Please take care of your shoulder!!!
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    To me, the interesting thing is how my body & mind react when I expect to swim and then can't. I feel all discombobulated. When I plan to NOT swim, I think my mind gets "OK" with that decision and then allows itself to feel better. It's all about missed expectations for me.
    The older I get the more I realize how attitude and mindset influence everything i do in life. Staying positive and having fun has a huge benefit to my overall health. Positivity builds, negativity destroys. My zen statements for the month.
  16. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I swam there a few months ago and had the same reaction. Great facility. Woefully underused!
    The men's and women's teams swam towards the end of the session and that was fun to watch but up until that point there were less than 10 of us in the pool. When I asked one of the swimmers how many masters they usually get at practice he said he did not know because a group of the swimmers yesterday normally swim at another pool in the area but it was closed for cleaning and repairs. It's such a great facility, the coach was friendly and engaging, its location seemed very central and convenient and there was ample public parking.
  17. pwb's Avatar
    With customer meetings all day I never made it to the pool and as is usually the way I felt sloth like last night and this morning. It's amazing how I have grown to live by my routine and one change causes me no end of affects.
    To me, the interesting thing is how my body & mind react when I expect to swim and then can't. I feel all discombobulated. When I plan to NOT swim, I think my mind gets "OK" with that decision and then allows itself to feel better. It's all about missed expectations for me.
  18. pwb's Avatar
    Good luck in Canada!
  19. Water Rat's Avatar
    I swam there a few months ago and had the same reaction. Great facility. Woefully underused!
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes that, and they stop in the middle of the pool, seem incapable of leaving 5 seconds apart, and don't have much concept of an interval.
    Are sure you are not describing the 11-16 year olds I swam with on Saturday. It always cracks me up when the kids swim long course and they are all bunched up. I sort of get it scy when the slower kids run the risk of being mowed down by the faster kids.
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