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  1. pwb's Avatar
    Good luck this weekend and have (not hive) fun!
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    I think you have trained extremely well during the illness and stress with your son. You have two weeks to start feeling better, and a real taper will speed that along! I have to think Paul Smith is one of the best masters coaches in the country. I wish he'd post more of his workouts on his workout thread bc I like stealing and modifying them!
  3. __steve__'s Avatar
    I am using one of the fujifilm finepix XP's. There is a female threaded port underneath to mount a standard tripod. But I just bolt it to whatever I can find that sinks and can support it.
  4. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Got it. As for a last chance SCY meet in PHX, it looks like the May meets will both be LCM, which is good for getting ready for LCM, but bad as a last chance SCY opportunity.
    Bleh! LCM is too much of a commitment for me. LCM = 1/2 length sprints, heh heh. I thought someone named (nicknamed?) something close to "Taco" was going to host a SCY meet, but perhaps it is a LCM season opener.
  5. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    See you down by the diving area! When do you get in? Overtapering is definitely the better way to go!
    YEAH!!! I can't wait to get down there with my squishy mat and promptly fall asleep! Looking forward to seeing you! My flight arrives at 11am, so plenty of nap time on Friday if the flight is on time!
  6. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    Hi PWB! I just don't have the patience for a 3 1/2 day meet. And there is great competition, arguably even deeper since you are competing with all women and not just your age group. And San Antonio isn't any easier to get to than say, you going to LaJolla. It's a long drive and i'd probably end up flying, renting a car, etc, so why not go uber cheap to DC, yeah! Plus i'm done after this. Well, maybe. I heard a team in PHX might host a last chance SCY meet in May!
    Got it. As for a last chance SCY meet in PHX, it looks like the May meets will both be LCM, which is good for getting ready for LCM, but bad as a last chance SCY opportunity.
  7. DanSad's Avatar
    Steve, what are you using to video your swims? Do you have some sort of tripod mount? thanks
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    See you down by the diving area! When do you get in? Overtapering is definitely the better way to go!
  9. chowmi's Avatar
    Hi PWB! I just don't have the patience for a 3 1/2 day meet. And there is great competition, arguably even deeper since you are competing with all women and not just your age group. And San Antonio isn't any easier to get to than say, you going to LaJolla. It's a long drive and i'd probably end up flying, renting a car, etc, so why not go uber cheap to DC, yeah! Plus i'm done after this. Well, maybe. I heard a team in PHX might host a last chance SCY meet in May!
  10. pwb's Avatar
    Good luck, but, remind me again why you are flying to DC instead of waiting a couple of weeks and driving to San Antonio? Or, are you doing both?
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    If the Benadryl isn't enough, try going to a dermatologist. I've been using a prescription corticosteroid called Topicort .025% for an itchy skin condition that I recently started to get in the dead of winter from dry air and damaged skin (all those summers in the 50s and 60s with worthless "sea and ski" and coppertone oils and forced air heat). The condition I had is called "Grovers Disease" it isn't really a disease or contagious, but some kind of unknown caused autoimmune reaction and extremely itchy. Doesn't sound like you have the same thing, but the Topicort did stop the itch caused by an overactive autoimmune reaction (like an allergic reaction causes).
    I'm taking oral prednisone now 2 x day for 5 days. It's getting a little better, but it's the worst in the mornings.

    Sorry about your itches. They're a real pain.
  12. Sojerz's Avatar
    If the Benadryl isn't enough, try going to a dermatologist. I've been using a prescription corticosteroid called Topicort .025% for an itchy skin condition that I recently started to get in the dead of winter from dry air and damaged skin (all those summers in the 50s and 60s with worthless "sea and ski" and coppertone oils and forced air heat). The condition I had is called "Grovers Disease" it isn't really a disease or contagious, but some kind of unknown caused autoimmune reaction and extremely itchy. Doesn't sound like you have the same thing, but the Topicort did stop the itch caused by an overactive autoimmune reaction (like an allergic reaction causes).
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Is your son in 8th grade? If so, then he will be out of that school soon.

    Don't you think it's time to knock off all drylands? :-)
    i am following what I did on my last taper which worked great(weeks 112-114). I dropped weights 4 weeks out and reduced dryland to just swim bench and one round of abs in week 3 and then no dryland in the last two weeks. Thursday will be my last dryland of any kind. At SPMS in December I swam the same individual events I will be swimming in San Antonio. I may drop my yardage a little more aggressively this go around due to this shingles to make sure I get the rest to swim fast. I also like to stay wet from two weeks out so have to make sure I don't overdo it on that front. Thanks for the concern though.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Glad you made your point and hopefully peace with the school. Sometimes you just have to move on for your own stress level.
    i agree. I need to reduce the stress. I feel about as low as I have felt in a very long time. I am really looking forward to the taper. I am taking the week of nationals off work so will get a few days of complete rest without work. I have told my colleagues and boss my phone is going off on friday 17th and not going on for a week. I have said that before but this time I will even delete my email account if necessary from my phone to avoid it.
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Is your son in 8th grade? If so, then he will be out of that school soon.

    Don't you think it's time to knock off all drylands? :-)
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I hope the hives hide themselves soon. Just sounds like a miserable experience. At least the wonder drug chlorine seems to help and not hurt, right?
    Yes! I would not be happy if I had to be out of the water. I just hope they're gone in s couple days.
  17. Water Rat's Avatar
    Glad you made your point and hopefully peace with the school. Sometimes you just have to move on for your own stress level.
  18. pwb's Avatar
    I hope the hives hide themselves soon. Just sounds like a miserable experience. At least the wonder drug chlorine seems to help and not hurt, right?
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    I am sorry to hear your still feeling rough. Allergies can make you feel terrible. Did you use a new massage oil when you got your massage the other day? My wife had an allergic reaction one time to the oil she used for a massage. It took a few days to go away.


    Get well soon.
    I don't feel too bad. I'm just extremely uncomfortable bc of the hives. Both the dr I saw and my ER doc at practice think it was a reaction to all the antibiotics.

    I had to cancel my massage today. Too hivey to go in.
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    I am sorry to hear your still feeling rough. Allergies can make you feel terrible. Did you use a new massage oil when you got your massage the other day? My wife had an allergic reaction one time to the oil she used for a massage. It took a few days to go away.


    Get well soon.
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