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  1. pwb's Avatar
    First up today was the 400 free and my goal was to beat my good friend Mr Unruh's #1 time of 4:28.91. I felt strong the whole way and other than a bad turn at 250 felt great. I finished really strong and was happy with my 4:28.05.
    Nicely done! Great way to end your season.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Woohoo!
    Thanks Kirk.
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Fantastic job! How exciting to have a new national record to your name, too! Congratulatoins.
    I would be lieing if I said it felt anything other than awesome. I had a great meet and had a lot of fun.

    Sorry you you could not make this meet but hopefully we will do it again next season and you will get to compete in Rockwall. Many of the out of town teams were asking about us hosting another meet so it seemed to go really well.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    Excellent swims! WOW!
    thanks Michelle. It was a lot of fun.

    I hope we can twist your arm to swim with the North Texas team at the Woodlands in November. It would be awesome to swim with you and Steph.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mcnair
    Wow, sounds like you had a great day! See you there tomorrow.
    alex, it was terrific meeting you and your son today. You did great on that 1500. I hope our paths cross again soon. Safe travels home!
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Stewart,

    These all sounds very good and like you managed an extended taper (and some illness) incredibly well to race. As for the 50 , I completely agree. As much as we mid-d to d-swimmers might mock sprinters from time to time, the 50 is a race that requires a level of precision and perfection that is hard to deliver.

    Good luck today.[/COLOR]
    Thanks Patrick. I believe you and Leslie commented on some of my earlier tapers that I was not resting enough and I really think you guys were onto something. This taper and the one I did during scm season I did my taper meet and then held it for another week and swam again. I really have done well on both of these despite the sickness challenge. I also really like the back to back meets because we train so hard and have so few fast masters meets it gives me two shots and/or do some different events.

    As for the 50 it's a tough one. I used to scoff at the 50 but after trying it, I have realized it is so hard to nail and I so admire those guys who are able to rock a 50 season after season.
  7. knelson's Avatar
    Woohoo!
  8. flystorms's Avatar
    Fantastic job! How exciting to have a new national record to your name, too! Congratulatoins.
  9. chowmi's Avatar
    Excellent swims! WOW!
  10. pwb's Avatar
    Stewart,

    These all sounds very good and like you managed an extended taper (and some illness) incredibly well to race. As for the 50
    this feels like a race where I made so many basic mistakes and any one would have got me my goal time. This one is so frustrating.
    , I completely agree. As much as we mid-d to d-swimmers might mock sprinters from time to time, the 50 is a race that requires a level of precision and perfection that is hard to deliver.

    Good luck today.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    We had a lot of fun. I am looking forward to tomorrow. See you in the morning.
  12. mcnair's Avatar
    Wow, sounds like you had a great day! See you there tomorrow.
  13. rxleakem's Avatar
    Thanks Greg - it was a great trip, full of fast swimming then fun sightseeing. I'll be at the pool this weekend if you can make it
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    It's easy to see why you said you feel like you're back in shape after your vacay. You deserve both the day off and the massage!
    I don't think I've had a massage since March ... Super sore from those weights, so looking forward to it.
  15. pwb's Avatar
    I am feeling gobsmacked after today. 10 days in a row of working out with quite a few doubles.
    It's easy to see why you said you feel like you're back in shape after your vacay. You deserve both the day off and the massage!
  16. GregJS's Avatar
    Welcome back to SoVT, Mike - and congratulations on your first Nationals and some truly significant swims! Sounds like you and Preston had a good time out there. Hope to catch you in the pool before the rec center does it's 2-week shut-down.
  17. mcnair's Avatar
    Yeah! Looking forward to it. I'll be there on Sunday with one of my all-time favorite lap counters... swinging by UT-Dallas to pick up Anthony, my middle son.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Alex I saw you entered the Rockwall meet. It will be great to meet you. The meet should be a lot of fun. See you at the weekend.
  19. gull's Avatar
    Those were my thoughts as I was driving to Starbucks after practice!

    So when I walked onto the pool deck, I introduced myself to the coach; he extends his hand and says, "Brendan Hansen." Very cool indeed.
  20. scyfreestyler's Avatar
    Since your regular Olympic gold medalist coach isn't available, you just drive down the road a bit and get coached by another. It's really cool to have options like that close to home.
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