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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    Strengthen the calves? Opposing muscles
  2. pwb's Avatar
    That pool and view both look absolutely beautiful!
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    #1 200,200
    #2 100,200,100
    with 20 seconds after any 200 and 10 seconds after any 100.

    Interesting set. I can see where it would be tough, but very useful. I'm so excited to hear how your races go soon. You're going to kill it!
    Tom likes broken swims and this one was tough indeed. I have some great competition at worlds with a number of former Olympians in my events so it will be a lot of fun. I can't wait.
  4. rxleakem's Avatar
    Thanks for the encouragement, guys! I am looking forward to a new swimming adventure, and the opportunity to achieve masters best times
  5. flystorms's Avatar
    We need Aruba pictures just to live vicariously through you. Man, I'd kill to swim a bit in the ocean donw there. Have fun!
  6. flystorms's Avatar
    #1 200,200
    #2 100,200,100
    with 20 seconds after any 200 and 10 seconds after any 100.

    Interesting set. I can see where it would be tough, but very useful. I'm so excited to hear how your races go soon. You're going to kill it!
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I scanned the Worlds psych sheet, as well. While there are some times and names I recognize at the upper echelons, I also see some swimmers with "suspicious" times (e.g., times entered with 00s as the tenths/hundreths) that are almost certainly made up. If I recall the results from Italy in 2012, a good portion of the top seeds will be well off their entry times. This happens at USMS Nationals, as well, but I've seen that trend decreasing over the years as the USMS times database has both gotten more robust and integrated with the Nationals entry process (for those who choose to use it). I hope you end up in a heat and lane surrounded by people who have done a good job of entering realistic times.
    I recognize quite a few names in most of my likely heats so fingers crossed it will be fun and fast.
  8. aztimm's Avatar
    Yea I like LCM meets too, prefer swimming LCM whenever I can. I also hate turns.

    The 400 should be a great event for you. Good luck!
  9. tjrpatt's Avatar
    my first ever LCM meet.
    First ever, man you have been deprived! There is nothing like racing in LCM. Of course, I hate turns. The less walls, the better in my book.
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Good luck at your meet. Swim fast and have fun.
  11. pwb's Avatar
    I scanned the Worlds psych sheet, as well. While there are some times and names I recognize at the upper echelons, I also see some swimmers with "suspicious" times (e.g., times entered with 00s as the tenths/hundreths) that are almost certainly made up. If I recall the results from Italy in 2012, a good portion of the top seeds will be well off their entry times. This happens at USMS Nationals, as well, but I've seen that trend decreasing over the years as the USMS times database has both gotten more robust and integrated with the Nationals entry process (for those who choose to use it). I hope you end up in a heat and lane surrounded by people who have done a good job of entering realistic times.
  12. flystorms's Avatar
    Great job on descending those sets, Donna. Good luck!
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Let me know how Abi does! She is a great kid and a great swimmer (I wonder where she gets that from)!
    Thanks Nikki. I texted you how she did. I suspect all Dads are proud of their kids but I am very lucky with both of mine. They are both awesome children.
  14. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Let me know how Abi does! She is a great kid and a great swimmer (I wonder where she gets that from)!
  15. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Thanks Steve. Enjoy
  16. __steve__'s Avatar
    Nice workout!

    I might work this one later when I have block access (except for the pulling).
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    I hope the therapist told you to try to take things easy, relax, drink more fluids (water) than normal, and ICE after the massage? .
    Yes I drank a lot before and after the massage. One of my training partners told me to drink Gatorade. He said the electrolytes help with recovery. I usually drink Gatorade during my workout anyhow.


    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    I actually had a German therapist for a while. Tall, strong, ultra-runner (a marathon isn't enough for her) After my first session with her, I tried running the next day, and had to quit fairly early, and even had trouble walking.
    I was expecting a masseuse with huge muscles, and TC was definitively not that. As it turned out I don't think it mattered because TC caused plenty of pain. I felt pretty good this morning. We shall see what tomorrow holds.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Glad you have found a great masseuse. Learn from how you recover from this one if you're planning one ahead of Worlds. Different people have different windows, but I like to get a pre-taper-meet massage about 4-5 days ahead of the meet; too much closer to the meet and I still might feel a bit beaten up.
    i decided I did not know how I was going to react to the massage so decided to do my next one after worlds. I think I will add a massage once a month to my regular training routine. I am also interest in adding yoga after worlds. I thought I had a strong core but after the dry lands during training camp and this week I realize I have a lot of room for improvement.
  19. rxleakem's Avatar
    Thanks pwb - there are no motors allowed on the lake and we can carve a path away from folks in canoes or kayaks, or those fishing from the shore. The only downfall is the increase in weeds as the summer gets warmer.

    Greg - two more super moons coming! The lunar exposure is beautiful tonight over b-town
  20. aztimm's Avatar
    I hope the therapist told you to try to take things easy, relax, drink more fluids (water) than normal, and ICE after the massage?
    Updated July 11th, 2014 at 10:23 PM by aztimm
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