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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Great swim, Stewart! The fact that you were not 100% makes it even more impressive.

    The North Carolina guy is Lawrence Lee, by the way.
    Maybe it was a blessing in disguise since it took my mind off who I was racing and onto whether I was racing. Either way I am glad I swam.

    The wonders of getting old is I can blame those kind things on my age now

    Thanks Kirk. I hope your doing well. I look forward to seeing you at some meets next year.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    The New England Masters banner should be up this morning. Are you over by the Texas flag?
    i did not even see the Texas flag to be honest. I was sitting with some of WaterRats team mates at the 25yd end under the bleachers. I will come find you this morning. Looking forward to meeting in person.
  3. rxleakem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    thanks. It was fun! Are you on deck tomorrow? I would love to come over and say hi.
    The New England Masters banner should be up this morning. Are you over by the Texas flag?
  4. knelson's Avatar
    Great swim, Stewart! The fact that you were not 100% makes it even more impressive.

    The North Carolina guy is Lawrence Lee, by the way.
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    Great job!
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    That last heat of the 800's was exciting to watch! Great swim
    thanks. It was fun! Are you on deck tomorrow? I would love to come over and say hi.
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    Yep, running and cycling in the heat of summer can be brutal indeed. I like to think that training in it just makes a more intense workout

    As far as in the sea, Aruba is about perfect for swimming throughout the year. Min temps - 78F (Mar) and max temps - 83F (Oct). I miss it already, blasting through the ocean with fins on
  8. rxleakem's Avatar
    That last heat of the 800's was exciting to watch! Great swim
  9. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Shave, what is that going to take you, 5 minutes! It must be nice! Good luck at Nationals. I am bummed that I couldn't get up there this year again and when it is on the east coast yet again. Well, hopefully, next year!
  10. mcnair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Interesting workout and thoughts behind it. How did you feel afterwards?
    Pretty good. Not a lot of lactic acid build up, as is usually the case with the short rests; but being at a pace that is a lot quicker has different effects, we'll see how sore I am tomorrow.
    I think I just needed a mental break more than anything, though it would be interesting to see if I could get to the goal pace by swimming the goal pace first, then adding distance and cutting rests... instead of always trying to swim distances on short rests and hoping that the pace gets faster.
  11. flystorms's Avatar
    Interesting workout and thoughts behind it. How did you feel afterwards?
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Dogs like humans are made up of good and bad.
    That's exactly what I told her! She is just used to our very sweet border collie.
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I took mucinex and alka seltzer nighttime cold before I went to bed last night and woke up feeling a lot better. My chest finally loosened up and has been clearing all day. Still not 100% but SO much better than yesterday. I am leaving my positive checkin until the morning to see how I am but I am leaning towards swimming it. I love racing and no mater the outcome I will have fun.

    Between shingles before spring nationals and a chest cold before summer nationals I have had quite the buildup to my last two meets.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    OMG that's awful so sorry. I hope she is ok and recovers quickly. I hope this does not scare her with dogs going forward. Dogs like humans are made up of good and bad.
  15. Water Rat's Avatar
    Good luck Stewart. Getting sick is a sure sign of a good taper!
  16. ekw's Avatar
    Are you taking guaifenasin (brand name Mucinex)? That and a lot of water should really loosen chest congestion.
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnair
    Yeah, I'll try to make it... you'll probably be in the heat with the 16:00 seed times! I'll be in the heat with the 45:00 seed times; no maybe not. I'll probably put 27:00 down just because I feel so out of shape. What do you think?
    Dont worry about times. Come and have fun. The 1500m is the last event of the meet and hopefully there will be a fair number of people entered.
  18. mcnair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Alex, it would be great to meet you in person at our meet in Rockwall. I too plan on swimming the 1500. I hope you decide to come, it will be fun!
    Yeah, I'll try to make it... you'll probably be in the heat with the 16:00 seed times! I'll be in the heat with the 45:00 seed times; no maybe not. I'll probably put 27:00 down just because I feel so out of shape. What do you think?
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