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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    What part of the bicep, lower or upper?
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Was the fly set accomplished entirely with active (50ez) recovery? Or did you also rest some, after the ez? Thanks
    I always rest. Usually, when I do the 100 pace 50s, I do them odds = 100 pace @ 1:00 or so, evens = ez @ 2:00 or so. Today, I was resting more than that on the last 3-4. 100 pace 50s are hard, especially fly.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Ah you're so lucky to have outdoor pools. I can't believe there's such a dearth of them here in Dallas.
    Yeah it seems odd that you wouldn't have more ... There were definitely a lot of very happy adult swimmers to have the extra 5 days outside with extended hours. Too bad it has to end!
  4. __steve__'s Avatar
    Was the fly set accomplished entirely with active (50ez) recovery? Or did you also rest some, after the ez? Thanks
  5. flystorms's Avatar
    Ah you're so lucky to have outdoor pools. I can't believe there's such a dearth of them here in Dallas.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Great swims Leslie. Congrats.
    Thanks Stewart. Was a fun little meet. I love having a meet or two where I just show up to swim a couple events.
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Great swims Leslie. Congrats.
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Dang Leslie, nice performances!

    3 ft shallow end, you can even head-butt the floor with a flip turn (I know through exp lol)
    Thanks Steve. I was very happy with the 50 free. Yeah, 3 feet can be treacherous for sure. I guess I could have tried to kick out on my side, but just didn't feel like possibly being aggravated after two good swims.
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    Dang Leslie, nice performances!

    3 ft shallow end, you can even head-butt the floor with a flip turn (I know through exp lol)
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Nice job Leslie. Indoors with a fin, that record is yours. Next year at Minnesota.
    Thanks. The record really wasn't on my radar, so I was just very happy with the time. I am thinking about that meet next year. I swam there as a kid growing up. The usual suspects could interfere: summer vacations and my relative lack of interest in long course meters.

    You're buddy Jack Groselle was at the meet.
    Updated August 29th, 2016 at 06:42 PM by The Fortress
  11. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by joel schmaltz
    Nice meet Steve! It is always great to run up with you again. Maybe our schedules will work out where we can do it again in Columbia this fall. Congrats!
    You too Joel. Had a great time! Look forward to Cola, havent been to that one in a while.
  12. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes be happy with PBs! I always nit pick every race too, but that is just for improving in the future.
    Absolutely! And once I figure out whats going on with the freestyle, my evil stroke might catch up with it. Very happy with significant strokes improvement
  13. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Nice job Leslie. Indoors with a fin, that record is yours. Next year at Minnesota.
  14. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Nice meet Steve! It is always great to run up with you again. Maybe our schedules will work out where we can do it again in Columbia this fall. Congrats!
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Yes be happy with PBs! I always nit pick every race too, but that is just for improving in the future.
  16. flystorms's Avatar
    Left arm only and still can do a 26 50 free?! Holy smokes you're a beast. The team needs you and it's always hard to get participation points (though this year I've done a ton of recruiting and should be able to get the bonus points for having someone in each age category). WHile my 2 men in your AG would be thrilled if you didn't race, I'd love to see you there, selfishly. I'm hoping your recovery is fast, Stewart -Kari
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Stewart how do you feel your training is going with these adjustments?
    for the first time since I got back to swimming, I have no meets planned and no real swimming plan. I am not really frustrated but it does feel very weird, sort of meandering from one practice to the next. Also just kicking is pretty boring; I don't really know why this is more boring than swimming, but it is. I don't like feeling of being lost but that's how I feel! My teammates are helping a lot but it's not been easy so far and I still have a long way ahead of me before I am back swimming.

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    It sounds like your kicking is definitely getting stronger. How's your left arm holding up with it being your only option? When's surgery?
    I think my kicking is getting stronger but it's hard to tell. Racing is the ultimate test and I have nothing to really compare against. We did some kicking today with the pads in the pool and I kicked and it was a lot of fun. I chose to use fins but in hindsight I should have just kicked and set a baseline. The left arm is holding up fine. Other than the warmup and odd length here and there I am kicking the rest of the workout. My ankles have been very stiff since I started all the kicking but just muscle soarness. I meet the surgeon on 6th September and I will know more then. I have the 19th September pencilled in for surgery.

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    As fast as you are kicking, man you could still probably win a medal at corporate challenge just kicking!
    we did some swims from the blocks yesterday and I did a left arm only 50 and was :26.4. I could probably do the corporate challenge since it's the day before my surgery, however I always worry that I will upset someone who will think I am being unsporting. I need to talk to our team to see if they need me. We have 4 ex college swimmers so should be fine on points for speed, but maybe they want me for participation points which we always struggle with.
  18. flystorms's Avatar
    Stewart how do you feel your training is going with these adjustments? It sounds like your kicking is definitely getting stronger. How's your left arm holding up with it being your only option? When's surgery?

    As fast as you are kicking, man you could still probably win a medal at corporate challenge just kicking!
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Martin
    Good luck! What events?
    Thanks. Going to swim the other two 50s -- 50 breast and 50 free -- to complete the drop dead LCM sprints. Depending on timing, I may do the 100 back. Depends how shallow the shallow end is ... and if there is enough rest.
  20. Doug Martin's Avatar
    Good luck! What events?
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