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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    I would've kept my fins on or taken left into the diving area midway
    This one was especially hard because everyone else did 6x200s instead of the 4x400s but I got into a rhythm and this set went pretty quick. The great thing about long course is you can get cranking without having to worry about turns. The downside is that it's pretty tiring! Fingers crossed a few weeks and I will not be quite so tired at the end of workout.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Holy cow, great job on those 400 pulls! Yeah, I'd have choked too! LOL! Keep up the great work, SC.
    Just like your training for Key West I keep my mental picture of Montreal in my mind as much as I can in practice and I use this to keep pushing. It's not always easy, like yesterday, but it definitely helps to have an end goal in mind hen it gets tough. Thanks for the encouragement.
  3. Bobinator's Avatar
    Awesome Flystorms!! You won't regret getting involved!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    I didnt' realize they had such an in-depth program with goodies to boot. Thanks for this additional information. We'll get it going in our club.
  4. Sojerz's Avatar
    Hope the new job and move go well Alex - sounds like an exciting great spot at Baylor for you, especially since things weren't going well. The residual pain from this past recession is still with us and landing on your feet is great. Swim when you can
  5. BrendaL's Avatar
    Congrats on the new job! I hope the sell and the move goes smoothly!
  6. __steve__'s Avatar
    Looks as if a very positive type of stress is coming your way. Good luck throughout!
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Congrats on the job. Great university with great programs. A number of people I work with are Baylor grads and they rave about it. Welcome back to the Lone Star state.

    Looking forward to to hearing how the move and transition goes.
  8. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    I'd have choked too! LOL!
    I would've kept my fins on or taken left into the diving area midway
  9. flystorms's Avatar
    Holy cow, great job on those 400 pulls! Yeah, I'd have choked too! LOL! Keep up the great work, SC.
  10. knelson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Just imagine that I'm right there and kick my @ss!!!
    Will do!
  11. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Sorry James. I think you would've been in my heat in every event I'm swimming!
    I'll get over it soon. I did just sign my registration form for USAS for the summer months. If you get a chance to come over to Wenatchee for one of the LCM meets you should! Lots of good competition from the kids over here. Starlight Invite in early July may be a good one!

    Good luck racing my "ghost" tomorrow! It'll be like the Olympics where they put the red line in the pool ahead of the swimmer. Just imagine that I'm right there and kick my @ss!!!
  12. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Yoga might help . Could it be from something at work?
    Anyway, spending time with your kids will always be the best alternative
    It could be a combo of a lot of things. Work is definitely on the hit list for things that would do this. I do get into many awkward positions to see things, lift, pull, push, break nuts/bolts loose, etc. Sometimes it would be nice to have a desk job!

    But yes, it will be nice to watch soccer this weekend.
  13. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That sucks. Any chance you've got a chiropractor friend who specializes in athletes? Back in 2008, I took the entire summer off from swimming and came back with huge pain that sounds similar to yours. The thing that worked was a former swimmer who's a chiropractor now; he knew exactly where to tweak, push and pull.

    Good luck on the rehab.
    I'm thinking about a little of everything, but haven't decided if I'll do chiropractor, massage, or just plain old R & R to wait it out. It may be something from work too. Occasionally I'll stand up into something overhead I didn't see and hit my bump cap on framework, but it's just weird that is came about on a Monday morning. Or maybe it's just Monday.
  14. knelson's Avatar
    Sorry James. I think you would've been in my heat in every event I'm swimming!
  15. __steve__'s Avatar
    Yoga might help . Could it be from something at work?
    Anyway, spending time with your kids will always be the best alternative
  16. pwb's Avatar
    That sucks. Any chance you've got a chiropractor friend who specializes in athletes? Back in 2008, I took the entire summer off from swimming and came back with huge pain that sounds similar to yours. The thing that worked was a former swimmer who's a chiropractor now; he knew exactly where to tweak, push and pull.

    Good luck on the rehab.
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Great to meet you, Stewart. I guess it was lucky for me that you were feeling a bit tired yesterday so I didn't fall even further behind!

    I hope you enjoyed the workout today. Beyond Ray giving good workouts and the team having fast swimmers, it's a very welcoming group. Your being in town yesterday reminded me I need to train with them more often when I'm in San Fran
    likewise it was terrific meeting you also Patrick. Great pool recommendation and an even better masters program. I agree with you on all aspects.

    I swam with Burlingame again this morning. Anthony the Kiwi you mentioned previously swam with me along with one of the young guys from yesterday; the guy in the red swim suit. It was another really good workout. I was still tired today but had a great time. We did lots of fast 25s which is not my normal workout but was great fun like yesterday. I am finally heading home and suspect I will sleep really well on the flight.

    I hope ops we get the opportunity to train together in the near future.
  18. mcnair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Which resort in Tucson were you at? It kind of looks like Loews Ventana Canyon, but they all start to look the same after a while

    You should have given one of us a shout, as there are some decent training pools in the area (if you have a vehicle and time to get away, of course).

    Great job at the meet!
    It is interesting following your training, as you seem similar to how I was when I started swimming masters. And I did about the exact same thing for my very first event at a meet--the 200 free, but it was LCM. My coach told me afterwards that I had a decent 100 (only the 2nd 100 wasn't so good).
    We were at the Wyndham Westward Look. I really only had time to get in one swim (and that's 'cuz the pool was right there!), which was fine because I was sort of using last week as a recovery week anyway. Hit the reset button.

    And, yeah, no trouble pacing a 50 or a 1650, but everything in between is still a complete mystery where freestyle is concerned. Even my 100 was split 31+/35+. If it had been 6" longer I would have lost the heat to my teammate.
  19. mcnair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Weights slow me down and ruin my form while training, but on race day I'm much faster
    After this week I've decided to swim BEFORE the weight training and not after... it really does slow you down and mess with your form to swim right after drylands.
  20. mcnair's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That's a better pool than most resorts offer; next time you're in Tucson, you have to try to either swim at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center or down with Ford Masters at the U of A.
    Yeah, the up-side to this resort and conference venue was the spectacular setting, but the downside was that it was pretty isolated out there in the Catalina Foothills, and without a car we were pretty much trapped on the resort. I would have liked to have been downtown and closer to things by walking or public transportation... that's how I usually find a university pool or YMCA.
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