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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Stewart, I admire and am in awe that you still go to practice after only a few hours of sleep. I don't know how you can function sometimes.
    I struggle without sleep just everyone else and I did not do that great on this workout. That said I do my very best to get up and can count less than a handful of times when I have not got up. My wife says I am OCD when it comes to swimming.
  2. JenBrehob's Avatar
    Thanks! For me, the coaching and swimming (nothing in excess) is stress relief. I am getting even better than I was at naps, too.

    Today I went to our branch with the LCM pool, since the more local branch was having the HVAC redone, and the first person I spoke to in the pool was a teammate on our Masters team who has also been a part time coach and she understood a lot of it and we had a great chat. I also had a better time than expected swimming 1100 first time in a long time Long Course!

    So that was great. Otherwise it's been my mom getting better (gained 2 lbs since last checkup, as of yesterday) and getting some help, I have some elder services helping by providing an aide for 7 hours per week so I'm getting 2 little breaks and my girl twin just got home from college so that should help over the summer a bit!

    My grandmother was very good at pacing herself so I am learning the same!
  3. flystorms's Avatar
    Stewart, I admire and am in awe that you still go to practice after only a few hours of sleep. I don't know how you can function sometimes.
  4. knelson's Avatar
    Great to see you this morning Stewart! It's not easy to get me to the pool that early, but I must say I feel refreshed now. Ask me how I feel around 2:00 this afternoon.

    Most of our workouts are structured sort of like this. There's a different emphasis every day, but it's almost always some kind of aerobic freestyle set followed by a stroke set and then either a sprint set, kicking, or some kind of drill. If you like to be surprised every day, Cascade Swim Club is not the place for you!
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    That looks like an excellent P200 set and I could see that getting quite tough rather quickly. If I try it I will do the watered-down American SCY version though.
    (I assume the ez free swims are on the :50 per 50 interval.)
    i have been working on developing some 200 Pace sets for the kids I coach and they did this one this week also. I am a big fan of LCM and wish we swam it all year. I always find it much easier to come down to scy and way harder to go up from scy to LCM. Alas we swim a lot of scy across our pool.

    I fixed the intervals. Thanks.
  6. Karl_S's Avatar
    That looks like an excellent P200 set and I could see that getting quite tough rather quickly. If I try it I will do the watered-down American SCY version though.
    (I assume the ez free swims are on the :50 per 50 interval.)
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Please tell me this was SCY!
    man I wish it was LCM. Yes it was scy.
  8. Water Rat's Avatar
    Please tell me this was SCY!
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Stewart, what's the shoulder issue? I know it started after your elbow recovered. But is it rotator cuff related? How are you managing it
    my doctor thinks I have a tear in my left rotator cuff. He does not know what the specific cause was but suspects I over compensated for my right elbow surgery. I am on anti inflammatory meloxicam(again). Pain is not too bad but not the best way to start training for a big meet.
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    This is definitely not a long way out. I'm going to start training for Indy Nationals next May a year ahead

    It would be very cool if you can do the altitude trip. I have never trained at altitude, but hope to do it someday as a Masters swimmer ahead of a big meet like you're planning. If OTC doesn't work out, we have a great new pool at Northern Arizona University, long course, indoors, that is perfect for altitude training.
    the kids camp is actually in grand junction. Should be fun.
  11. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    "I know it's a long way out"

    Not really. The long course season always seems so short! What kind of weekly distance are you putting in right now, Stewart?

    Good luck with your training!
    i am around 20k right now but my times are way off what I have been in prior years both on short and long swims. I have been lifting hard since March when I was given the all clear by the surgeon. I am getting stronger but still way off.

    I have a plan that gradually increases intensity and yardage before worlds and I am trying to convince myself I have plenty of time to get my fitness back to where it was.
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    Stewart, what's the shoulder issue? I know it started after your elbow recovered. But is it rotator cuff related? How are you managing it
  13. knelson's Avatar
    NAU would be a great place for an altitude training camp. Lots of opportunities for sightseeing--if you've got the energy after training!
  14. pwb's Avatar
    This is definitely not a long way out. I'm going to start training for Indy Nationals next May a year ahead

    It would be very cool if you can do the altitude trip. I have never trained at altitude, but hope to do it someday as a Masters swimmer ahead of a big meet like you're planning. If OTC doesn't work out, we have a great new pool at Northern Arizona University, long course, indoors, that is perfect for altitude training.
  15. knelson's Avatar
    "I know it's a long way out"

    Not really. The long course season always seems so short! What kind of weekly distance are you putting in right now, Stewart?

    Good luck with your training!
  16. pwb's Avatar
    If you're looking for a meet in July, let me suggest three options
    1. We're going to have our AZ LCM Champs in Tucson the July 22nd/23rd weekend. If you want to fly into/out of PHX, I could be your personal Uber. I'm not sure if I'll be racing fast, but this is going to be the first meet I intend to swim.
    2. On the July 14th to 16th weekend, you could choose either
      • the USA Masters Games in SoCal (great pool, USMS sanctioned, Meet Director is the same as the 'Long Beach' SCM December meet)
      • Pac Masters champs in San Jose - I haven't swum in the pool, but there's always good competition and I imagine it is a good pool. Plus, this will be your coolest temperature option, likely.