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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. pwb's Avatar
    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.

    You are swimming strong and fast and you will swim stronger and faster in Montreal.
  4. GregJS's Avatar
    Now I know why that moon hanging over the lake looked so plump:
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/10/world/...html?hpt=hp_c3
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    we haven't heard yet but i heard it was great. tell me about it
    It's a little hole in the wall joint. But the food is very good. It's a BYOB. We had to wait until Nov. 22 to get a Saturday night reservation ...
  6. Water Rat's Avatar
    we haven't heard yet but i heard it was great. tell me about it
  7. pwb's Avatar
    That looks like a beautiful place to train.
  8. rxleakem's Avatar
    Or maybe we can dredge some blades behind us and really clear a path!
  9. GregJS's Avatar
    Might bring a weed whacker along next time. Nice swim, though - glad I made it. And your outing yesterday looked very cool!
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks Nikki. 24 more days. Can't wait.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by magick17
    Happy birthday and enjoy wild rosemary...That's my neighborhood joint! When you can get reservations.
    Unless you're going during the week, it takes 3-4 months!
  12. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Nice workout today! Worlds is going to be a blast! Your going to have a great meet!
  13. magick17's Avatar
    Happy birthday and enjoy wild rosemary...That's my neighborhood joint! When you can get reservations.
  14. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Welcome Back! I saw your pictures on FB and everything just looked AMAZING! I've never been to Venice or Greece, and both look like great places to go. Well....I'd have to get in some o/w swimming if I go to Greece

    I noticed that there's a SCM meet in mid-November in Gettysburg, PA. Maybe I can get in a visit with family and you guys (and maybe the Philly crew) would go to it?
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?M...0141108GBLCMMS
    This event sounds interesting:
    OW swimming in Greece would be lovely. The sea is so blue. Mr. Fort had a couple epic runs along the coast.

    I'll have to check it out. I am suspicious of the quality of all pools in PA though ...
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Welcome back. I hope you bring some prosecco to practice today!
    The current in that pool is incredible. I can't swim in the outside lane at all. You have to swim towards the wall just to swim straight down the lane.
    It is terrible! It seemed even worse when they switched to SCY. At first, I thought i was swimming SCM from my times.

    See you tonight. I modified a Patrick set.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Your trip sounds lovely and I am sure it was a blast. I do think these extended breaks are warranted. I took the entire summer off in 2008 after Austin Nationals (out of the water the entirety of June and July along with a bit of May and a bit of August) as we did an extended family trip to England and Africa, along with a work trip to India. I came back woefully out of shape, but was already swimming fast by the December SCM taper meet. You'll bounce back more quickly than you think.
    Hopefully that will be the case for me too. Most people seem deathly terrified of extended breaks. Correcting the woefully out of shape part, however, will not be fun ... I don't feel terribly incentivized right now ...
  17. aztimm's Avatar
    Welcome Back! I saw your pictures on FB and everything just looked AMAZING! I've never been to Venice or Greece, and both look like great places to go. Well....I'd have to get in some o/w swimming if I go to Greece

    I noticed that there's a SCM meet in mid-November in Gettysburg, PA. Maybe I can get in a visit with family and you guys (and maybe the Philly crew) would go to it?
    http://www.usms.org/comp/event.php?M...0141108GBLCMMS
    This event sounds interesting:
    We will also host a civil war 100 meter relay race. Swimmers can use any stroke as long as they can keep a civil war hat on their head.
  18. Water Rat's Avatar
    Welcome back. I hope you bring some prosecco to practice today!
    The current in that pool is incredible. I can't swim in the outside lane at all. You have to swim towards the wall just to swim straight down the lane.
  19. pwb's Avatar
    Your trip sounds lovely and I am sure it was a blast. I do think these extended breaks are warranted. I took the entire summer off in 2008 after Austin Nationals (out of the water the entirety of June and July along with a bit of May and a bit of August) as we did an extended family trip to England and Africa, along with a work trip to India. I came back woefully out of shape, but was already swimming fast by the December SCM taper meet. You'll bounce back more quickly than you think.
  20. flystorms's Avatar
    That's gorgeous!
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