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  1. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes, it's an extra 75 or 150. I usually do EZ free or back kick, sometimes use a kick board for a 50 to catch my breath. I literally just recover/float. I prefer this to sitting on the wall and it passes the time until I feel ready to go again.

    I will see you at zones! What events are you doing?
    It seems a 150 is a lot of back and forth in the pool. I've gone back to bobbing. I'm so tired all the time I can barely even muster the up and downess of easy recovery swim. Plus bobbing is quite practical for crossover USA meets where can't do much in the cramped 2 lane warm up/down except bob anyway.

    I entered 4 x 50's!!! I'm pretty sure I entered with strong times, maybe last season's best. Looking foward to fast racing!!!
    100 IM and all strokes except breast. Plan B hang on!
    Will try to hit at least 6 events. Would feel too guilty doing only 4! Probably scratch the first 100 free - if I suspect I have to take a nap after that event, then i'm too tired to swim it.

    Can't wait to see you and the other Colonies zonies!
  2. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Brazilian steakhouses are best after a 5K open water swim, with a big bottle of Chilean Carmenere to complete the South American vibe, some other hungry athlete friends and Uber on the speed dial.

    Welcome back.
    Hey thanks! Now i'm hiding back at the office since the kitchen contractors and our maid are at the house today. Don't usually do this much work so more time to kill on the usms forums/blogs! I personally like the free dessert or buy one get one free promotion, the latter quite scarce these days......ahhhhh...that strip of fat on their signature meat!
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Get well soon. I literally feel your pain.
    Thanks Stewart. You too. I guess this is just a easy time of year to get sick ... And now it's about to be allergy season.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Get well soon. I literally feel your pain.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    Sorry to hear about your son's double concussion! And I hope your ear is ok!
    Thanks Michelle. I hope we are both on the mend. He is much better and I even heard him arguing with his mother earlier which is a good sign in a funny kind of way.

    Good luck at your upcoming meet.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Very scary stuff. But better swelling than a brain bleed. The school better be willing to make some policy changes. I know that Mr. Fort and I, as lawyers, would not take it lightly.

    What kind of shot did you get? Antibiotic shot? Inner ear infections usually make you really sick ... I just went to urgent care and have an ear infection as well. I wish I had hauled myself in sooner. Did they tell you to stay out of the water?
    my wife and I discussed making a legal threat if we don't get what we believe needs to be done to protect our kids.

    I got an antibiotic. I am allergic to penicillin and I actually think I had a reaction to the injection even though it was not penicillin. I have a rash on the right side of my face. I actually went to my gp today and I am now on a stronger antibiotic because my ear swelled up last night also. I did dry lands this morning and swam but felt hideous. I hope I can get over this quick(as I suspect you do too).

    I have aver a fellow team member who also has an ear infection and she asked me the same question about staying out of the water. I know this is not a good answer but I deliberately did not ask because I knew the answer and did not want to stay out of the water. If I need to I will but the pressure does not seem to make my ear hurt any more and since it's my inner ear I figure that's the only downside.
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Brazilian steakhouses are best after a 5K open water swim, with a big bottle of Chilean Carmenere to complete the South American vibe, some other hungry athlete friends and Uber on the speed dial.

    Welcome back.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Wow that's scary about your son's concussions. Good to hear he's on half days until he's recovered. Definitely shake up the school about this. It's nuts that it happened not once, but twice in a short amount of time isn't good. And yes, it's your baby, it's okay to be emotional about it. ;-)
    He is my baby although at 14 years of age, 6'2" and 184 it's hard to believe at times. This is not fair but I actually wondered if one of the reasons for the PE teachers uncaring attitude was due to my sons size. I recall as a big kid that I never got any sympathy from teachers when I was hurt. It was almost like they empart there own belief of whether it would hurt them and if it would not then it should not hurt the kid. I could be imagining this. Either way he got hurt and I am in protection mode and will do anything necessary to make sure it does not happen again.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I hope your son's recovery goes well and I completely understand all of your reactions - being PO'd at the school and being teary/sad/worried for your son. Time should heal both your son and your emotions, but the school needs to get its **** together so this doesn't happen again.

    As for swimming pain vs. sick pain, I'm in the same boat. I don't get sick that often (thanks to swimming) and I think that is part of the reason that being sick is such a bother. Maybe if I was sick more, I'd get used to it?
    thanks Patrick. That's my thought too on the school. Fingers crossed I will be able to communicate my concern and the will get it.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    Hi Fort! When you reference the "+75 ez" or "+150 Ez", does that mean an additional 75 or 150 to the fast 25 or 50 respectively? And when you go "ez" is that more like recovery/float, smooth, or moderate? and last, what stroke is Ez? always free, or the stroke you were doing, like breast, flutter kick, dolphin kick? inquiring minds want to know!
    Yes, it's an extra 75 or 150. I usually do EZ free or back kick, sometimes use a kick board for a 50 to catch my breath. I literally just recover/float. I prefer this to sitting on the wall and it passes the time until I feel ready to go again.

    I will see you at zones! What events are you doing?
  11. chowmi's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your son's double concussion! And I hope your ear is ok!
  12. chowmi's Avatar
    Hi Fort! When you reference the "+75 ez" or "+150 Ez", does that mean an additional 75 or 150 to the fast 25 or 50 respectively? And when you go "ez" is that more like recovery/float, smooth, or moderate? and last, what stroke is Ez? always free, or the stroke you were doing, like breast, flutter kick, dolphin kick? inquiring minds want to know!
  13. The Fortress's Avatar
    Very scary stuff. But better swelling than a brain bleed. The school better be willing to make some policy changes. I know that Mr. Fort and I, as lawyers, would not take it lightly.

    What kind of shot did you get? Antibiotic shot? Inner ear infections usually make you really sick ... I just went to urgent care and have an ear infection as well. I wish I had hauled myself in sooner. Did they tell you to stay out of the water?
    Updated March 24th, 2015 at 07:21 PM by The Fortress
  14. flystorms's Avatar
    Wow that's scary about your son's concussions. Good to hear he's on half days until he's recovered. Definitely shake up the school about this. It's nuts that it happened not once, but twice in a short amount of time isn't good. And yes, it's your baby, it's okay to be emotional about it. ;-)
  15. pwb's Avatar
    I hope your son's recovery goes well and I completely understand all of your reactions - being PO'd at the school and being teary/sad/worried for your son. Time should heal both your son and your emotions, but the school needs to get its **** together so this doesn't happen again.

    As for swimming pain vs. sick pain, I'm in the same boat. I don't get sick that often (thanks to swimming) and I think that is part of the reason that being sick is such a bother. Maybe if I was sick more, I'd get used to it?
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Those are great times.

    I am looking forward to swimming with you at Nationals. We have 20 people registered including Brigitte Heuer. She just registered. I don't get people leaving registration to the last minute.
    There were a ton of last minute registrations. 4-500 more people had registered between Friday when I left and Monday when I got home.

    Good news about Brigitte!
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Those are great times.

    I am looking forward to swimming with you at Nationals. We have 20 people registered including Brigitte Heuer. She just registered. I don't get people leaving registration to the last minute.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    I hope your son recovers fully, speedily. Good luck keeping your cool. I know that would be an extreme challenge for me in the same position.


    Well I don't have an especially high tolerance for any kind of pain, which I am sure has limited my development as a swimmer, but I have to agree that pain associated with swimming can be easier to take than being ill, simply because it is time limited and I know that I can chose when to end it. (e.g., "I just need to finish these last three 100s" is a lot better than, "when is this @&$#* illness going to be over?")
    thanks Karl. I think he will be fine.

    I Had not thought about it that way. I guess you are in control with swimming but not when you are sick.
  19. Karl_S's Avatar
    I hope your son recovers fully, speedily. Good luck keeping your cool. I know that would be an extreme challenge for me in the same position.

    I can put up with almost any level physical pain associated with swimming, but have almost zero tolerance for pain associated with being sick.
    Well I don't have an especially high tolerance for any kind of pain, which I am sure has limited my development as a swimmer, but I have to agree that pain associated with swimming can be easier to take than being ill, simply because it is time limited and I know that I can chose when to end it. (e.g., "I just need to finish these last three 100s" is a lot better than, "when is this @&$#* illness going to be over?")
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Execution issues aside, the back and fly sound very good. I am really surprised you even got on the blocks for the breaststroke - I am starting to question myself now doing back-to-back events with that short rest!
    You'll likely be just fine. In fact, it may act as a good warm up for your next event. Tougher for aging sprinters to do it. For some reason, the 50 back tires me out more than the other 50s, probably because it's so leg intensive. I think my outlook on the meet might well have been different if I had just taken another stroke.
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