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  1. jaadams1's Avatar
    That is a great one for sure. Another I remember doing with my age group team a few years ago was the 6 x 100 ALL OUT sprint from a dive @ 6:00 interval, we were in 3 waves two minutes apart. Paired up with another 1 or 2 of our speed and we had to race. That was another different kind of hard, but same concept, lots of encouragement all around to make it go.
  2. pwb's Avatar
    That is a brutal main set of 20 x 100, but I think I'll bookmark it as it looks like a perfect thing to do.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I hope you feel better and good luck on Sunday. I am sure you'll do awesome. Have fun.
    Not going. My cold/queasiness turned into a full blown stomach thing last night. Plus, Lil Fort had the same thing. Not much sleep occurred in my house last night. I think it's going to take awhile to recover fully ... a waste of decent rest.
  4. Karl_S's Avatar
    'hope you are all healthy again soon! My daughter had that (or a similar stomach bug) just after the new year. It started ~4 am so I only missed half the night's sleep. I should have been more militant about recovery eating. The day after she ate sensibly and seemed to be recovering well. The second day she was super hungry and ate like a teenage swimmer. The vomiting didn't return, but her belly hurt so much she missed two more days of school, a Saturday dual meet and a Sunday invitational. I didn't get the vomiting, but was queasy and low in energy for several days - not sure if that was just sympathetic symptoms or a touch of the actual bug.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Ouch, a mommy's worst nightmare! Hope DeAnna escapes the plague and that you feel better soon.
    thanks Leslie. Apparently 4 of Abis team mates have the same thing. Luckily it's this week and did not affect her swims at greater southwest invitational.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I hope you feel better and good luck on Sunday. I am sure you'll do awesome. Have fun.
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Ouch, a mommy's worst nightmare! Hope DeAnna escapes the plague and that you feel better soon.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    Buffalo has some good pools to race in but It is never cheap to fly up there from PHL and I don't want to do the Buffalo drive in the winter. that is a shame about the flights being cancelled over some, I don't know, flurries, .
    I find people here in Pitt to be very squeamish about weather, and poor drivers in snow. You'd think they'd be more used to it ... I'm driving up, not flying. I think the drive should be fine, though it could be very blustery around Erie.
  9. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Buffalo has some good pools to race in but It is never cheap to fly up there from PHL and I don't want to do the Buffalo drive in the winter. that is a shame about the flights being cancelled over some, I don't know, flurries, .
  10. Chris Stevenson's Avatar
    Very nice blog post, Charlie. How did I not know about this Rules blog until the most recent Streamlines? What a good resource.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    I know, I definitely remember doing the same. I still remember Ali/Fort21 making her first sectional cut (joyful) and also some agonies of defeat (hard). When they're young, they are almost constantly improving. It's harder when the PRs are not so frequent.

    I think because I have recurrent mono (hopefully getting zapped by anti-vitals that I'm on), that it is not as bad as regular mono that you get the first time. It was just two weeks of awfulness and by the meet I was fine. When Ali had mono, she was out of it for 6-8 weeks. Fort Son was so sick with mono his freshman year of college (and trying to row through it) that he did some (reversible) damage to his heart. Maybe it's good Abi got it young and she is done with it!

    I saw this on SW: https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...llery/#respond. Thought maybe you'd find a photo of Abi in it.
    mono is rough no matter what. I was worried Abi would have an awful meet but luckily she seemed unaffected.

    Thanks for the link. DeAnna said she found a picture of me on deck.
  12. jaadams1's Avatar
    Thanks guys...and a few hours (or so it seemed) later, I was heading to work...where I got to change out a 15HP motor on the fruit drying tunnel...so much fun after having a sore tired body. I wanted to just coast through the night. But, at least now, I'm on my "weekend" days.
  13. pwb's Avatar
    You're definitely in shape if you can bust out 6,100. Nice.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Thanks Leslie. I teared up when I saw her cry with joy. It was awesome.

    Are you completely healed or are you still up and down? She is mostly over hers but still gets pretty tired from time to time.
    I know, I definitely remember doing the same. I still remember Ali/Fort21 making her first sectional cut (joyful) and also some agonies of defeat (hard). When they're young, they are almost constantly improving. It's harder when the PRs are not so frequent.

    I think because I have recurrent mono (hopefully getting zapped by anti-vitals that I'm on), that it is not as bad as regular mono that you get the first time. It was just two weeks of awfulness and by the meet I was fine. When Ali had mono, she was out of it for 6-8 weeks. Fort Son was so sick with mono his freshman year of college (and trying to row through it) that he did some (reversible) damage to his heart. Maybe it's good Abi got it young and she is done with it!

    I saw this on SW: https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.co...llery/#respond. Thought maybe you'd find a photo of Abi in it.
    Updated January 19th, 2016 at 07:01 PM by The Fortress
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Kudos to Abi! I remember sitting through many meets like that with Fort21. It can be a roller coaster at times ... I see the mono taper also works for kids.
    Thanks Leslie. I teared up when I saw her cry with joy. It was awesome.

    She copied from the best!!!

    Are you completely healed or are you still up and down? She is mostly over hers but still gets pretty tired from time to time.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Kudos to Abi! I remember sitting through many meets like that with Fort21. It can be a roller coaster at times ... I see the mono taper also works for kids.
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Good choice!

    [/COLOR]Congrats to Abi on her TAGS cuts. She is 12, right? A 2:17 2Back is nice.
    Yes she just aged up to 12 so has the rest of scy season and LCM season in the 11-12 age group.

    She was really excited and has been through a lot the past couple of months with mono and even last week had an ear infection. I am very proud of how she handled everything. She dropped from 2:24.1 to 2:17.8 in the morning and then to 2:17.2 at night so had a huge drop. She was touched out by .03 in the final but was still really happy!
  18. Karl_S's Avatar
    I was supposed to swim in Saturday but woke with a fever and choose to skip
    Good choice!

    Congrats to Abi on her TAGS cuts. She is 12, right? A 2:17 2Back is nice.
  19. Karl_S's Avatar
    6100 Yards...surprised the heck out of me
    Nice work James! Now I kinda wish I hadn't cut practice short today. I swam with my daughter. (Her team has no practice today because the school where they train is closed.) She did 6100, but I stopped at 4900 because I want to be careful with my shoulder. It was the right thing to do, but when I see folks here posting that they put in a big one, it makes me wish I had too. Your workout had too much freestyle though, we did almost no free - lots of back, breast and kicking.

    It's good to see you blogging again.
  20. tjrpatt's Avatar
    3:19 on 300 pull. Ah, you are actually in shape! A good day is if I can hold 3:40. 6100 today, nice!
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