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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    Weights slow me down and ruin my form while training, but on race day I'm much faster
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    What interval are your 25s on. are they all 100 pace or just the odds/evens
    Sorry, forgot to put that. Interval is :40. Pure USRPT would call for :20 rest, but that's a pretty tough for drop dead masters sprinters. They are all on 100 pace. If you miss one, you skip the next rep and then carry on. It's OK to "fail."
    Updated April 11th, 2014 at 10:34 AM by The Fortress
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Great to meet you, Stewart. I guess it was lucky for me that you were feeling a bit tired yesterday so I didn't fall even further behind!

    I hope you enjoyed the workout today. Beyond Ray giving good workouts and the team having fast swimmers, it's a very welcoming group. Your being in town yesterday reminded me I need to train with them more often when I'm in San Fran
  4. Water Rat's Avatar
    What interval are your 25s on. are they all 100 pace or just the odds/evens
  5. pwb's Avatar
    That's a better pool than most resorts offer; next time you're in Tucson, you have to try to either swim at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center or down with Ford Masters at the U of A.
  6. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    My trip is going well thanks but extremely busy.

    Butterfly day, I bet that hurt!!! Was everyone there?
    A lot of people were there including a new guy which I will be surprised if he shows up again because he thought swimming would be easy. You should have seen the look eileen gave me when I requested more butterfly. The first set was 12x50's drill down swim back with fins and the second set was 2x200s swim on 20 sec rest without fins. It actually did not hurt that bad it was the 8x100's on 1:15 that really hurt which we did after the butterfly. There is a new girl that I think we can convince to compete after she gets back into shape.
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    I may have to do this now. If a sprinter can handle it, then I should be able to as well! I'm a fearless animal at meets with my event lineups, but sometimes workouts by myself can be a bit difficult to get done without wimping out!
    It would be a piece of cake for you! Plus, the set doesn't take all that long to do, so you can do it when you don't have much time. Before the end, it felt like a lot of continuous swimming/kicking to me.
  8. jaadams1's Avatar
    I may have to do this now. If a sprinter can handle it, then I should be able to as well! I'm a fearless animal at meets with my event lineups, but sometimes workouts by myself can be a bit difficult to get done without wimping out!
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    On the upside, you got in LCM.

    Sorry about the less than optimal experience there. When I dropped into Santa Monica, they had the pool setup SCY and the entire length of the 50M was open for lap swimming, so everyone had their own lane.

    Assuming you can still make it to Burlingame tomorrow AM, expect 3-4 people per lane for their Masters workout, but experienced circle swimmers so you won't have to deal with snotty noodlers kicking you in the face!
    Definitely a glass half full swim. Amazing facility and one really unhappy local resident. Swimming LCM was awesome. I would 100% go back despite the local resident.

    I cant wait to swim in the morning. I have yet to swim with a masters group who have been anything other than friendly. I am putting the Santa Monica comments down to a noodler. See you in the morning.
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ndauksavage
    Nice set! Hope your trip is going well! You missed butterfly Wendsday today. Keep up the good work!
    My trip is going well thanks but extremely busy.

    Butterfly day, I bet that hurt!!! Was everyone there?
  11. ande's Avatar
    nice races
    you're pretty speedy
    got anymore scy meets?
    What's next?
  12. pwb's Avatar
    On the upside, you got in LCM.

    Sorry about the less than optimal experience there. When I dropped into Santa Monica, they had the pool setup SCY and the entire length of the 50M was open for lap swimming, so everyone had their own lane.

    Assuming you can still make it to Burlingame tomorrow AM, expect 3-4 people per lane for their Masters workout, but experienced circle swimmers so you won't have to deal with snotty noodlers kicking you in the face!
  13. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Nice set! Hope your trip is going well! You missed butterfly Wendsday today. Keep up the good work!
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Wow, that's fanstastic with your descending 100s. What's your normal base time?
    i have only been back in the pool 19months and last summer I got quicker and quicker. I am guessing my base is between 1.10-1.12 LCM right now. This was a very good set for me. I am really hoping to continue to drop times this summer ahead of worlds.

    Thanks.
  15. flystorms's Avatar
    Wow, that's fanstastic with your descending 100s. What's your normal base time?
  16. pwb's Avatar
    A future Pollock? I love the picture.
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dhmartin
    I got split requests at last year's Canadian Nationals. Went through the customary drill with the meet referee. Seems like I had to call them to the attention of the USMS Top Ten folks, but they showed up in FINA Top Ten with no other notification.
    Thanks! Good to know. I'd rather swim the 50 free as a split rather than the 100 free. Can't hang around until Monday for the individual 50. As it happens, my TT recorder is going to the meet too.
  18. flystorms's Avatar
    I didnt' realize they had such an in-depth program with goodies to boot. Thanks for this additional information. We'll get it going in our club.
  19. dhmartin's Avatar
    I got split requests at last year's Canadian Nationals. Went through the customary drill with the meet referee. Seems like I had to call them to the attention of the USMS Top Ten folks, but they showed up in FINA Top Ten with no other notification.
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Thanks. I think I should start the set :5-:10 slower than you.

    I've tried melatonin but never 10 mg. I may add that next time.

    I think I would have had you in that 50 MF race! I've done a 19+ from a push. :-)
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