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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    i like that main set. i'm going to steal it if you don't mind.
    Feel free. It was tough.
  2. GregJS's Avatar
    Yep, I'm ready to watch you swim it! Ha ha.

    But seriously, let's just say I'm ready to start it. Finishing may be another matter, but we'll see...

    That's good you're feeling good in the water today. I felt much better on Thurs. than I did on Tues.
  3. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Nice workout today! Tell your mom hi for me! Can't believe it's around the corner! You are going to have a great meet!
  4. Water Rat's Avatar
    i like that main set. i'm going to steal it if you don't mind.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Sounds like your body is still catching up on its rest.
    i think so. I guess that training camp week and a couple of long weeks at work caught up with me.

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Great job with the unintentional descends. Gotta love it when that happens without making it an effort. Keep up the great work, Stewart. Almost there, sir!
    I think the unintentional descend is also related to not being loose after the warmup. I think this is also related to still being tired. We also did not do a transition set this morning which we usually do after the warmup to get the heart rate up. The light is definitely at the end of the tunnel.

    Thanks for the kind words of support.

    Good do luck this weekend at zones.
  6. flystorms's Avatar
    SOunds like your body is still catching up on its rest. Great job with the unintentional descends. Gotta love it when that happens without making it an effort. Keep up the great work, Stewart. Almost there, sir!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Been swimming OW for 12 days ( because pool isn't available). Swimming in the wild, I keep thinking of sharks, and with this heightened sensory I get spooked over anything. Did accomplish a few adrenal gland sprints this way, but with a crash. The legs certainly felt it afterwards.
    12 days of that stuff?! Too bad there's not another pool. I think I'd be cross training if that were my only option. I'm pondering whether I will swim in the ocean when we go to NC in August ... I'm always slightly creeped out being out there with only a few surfers.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    5K is impressive, no matter how you break it up. Nice workout.
    Thanks Patrick! We'll see if the body adjusts to higher yardage.
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    open water. Feels creepy.
    Been swimming OW for 12 days ( because pool isn't available). Swimming in the wild, I keep thinking of sharks, and with this heightened sensory I get spooked over anything. Did accomplish a few adrenal gland sprints this way, but with a crash. The legs certainly felt it afterwards.
  10. pwb's Avatar
    5K is impressive, no matter how you break it up. Nice workout.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Good grief, will we be seeing you in the animal lane soon?
    Nice workout actually. I predict you feel that one tomorrow!
    No! You did notice that I broke it up into four main sets, none of which were really classic short rest -- still did sprint, race pace, hypoxic and what I think of as quality aerobic. I did 4000 the day before too. Hope I'm not disabled tomorrow. I plan to sleep in!
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    If you want some aerobic work, come swim this with me in August (in PA):
    http://hazyracing.weebly.com/5k-swim-race.html



    You've been swimming more than I have since you've been back. Glad you're able to get in some swimming.
    No! I really dislike open water. Feels creepy. And I'm not a freestyler.
  13. Karl_S's Avatar
    Total: 5000
    Good grief, will we be seeing you in the animal lane soon?
    Nice workout actually. I predict you feel that one tomorrow!
  14. pmccoy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That pool and view both look absolutely beautiful!
    It is pretty awesome. I need to look into the history a little more. Most pools of that era in Huntsville were built without gutters and all that I know of were 25 yards long. Community pools were a big thing as engineers flooded into the city in the heyday of the space industry. For some reason, the engineers on the mountain decided they would go with a 25 meter pool. Not sure why. They definitely picked the right site though. Not pictured is a shelter for large gatherings with a fireplace in the center, tennis courts and a large sand pit for beach volleyball.
  15. pmccoy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Strengthen the calves? Opposing muscles
    I'm not so sure this is entirely a bad thing. My ankles have become a lot more flexible and I'm kicking much faster. I just hope the pain isn't a precursor to something tearing.
  16. aztimm's Avatar
    If you want some aerobic work, come swim this with me in August (in PA):
    http://hazyracing.weebly.com/5k-swim-race.html



    You've been swimming more than I have since you've been back. Glad you're able to get in some swimming.
  17. __steve__'s Avatar
    Spain is work (and play)

    but Aruba is the vacation we've been planning for a decade

    can't wait!
  18. __steve__'s Avatar
    Strengthen the calves? Opposing muscles
  19. pwb's Avatar
    That pool and view both look absolutely beautiful!
  20. 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.
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