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  1. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Nice job Michelle!! You even beat me in the 200 fly this weekend! ;-)
    Did I really???!!! Well, it would be fun to swim it together some time! Maybe another AZ meet!!
  2. chowmi's Avatar
    YEAH! Excellent swims and the 100's were good! You'll be happy when you are reaching some hundred mark in top tens and then be thankful you did show up for those events! What a bummer if you ended a season with x99 career TTs.

    I think your 100's will be very good, especially if you continue with the USRPT and multi 25's!!
  3. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You won't need sunblock at 5:30 on Thursday morning in San Fran -- bring your clear goggles for some swimming in the dark!
    I did not think about clear goggles. Since I wear prescription lens I will have to make do with smoke. It maybe a little dark but oh we'll. I will text you on Wednesday.
  4. pwb's Avatar
    Very nice job this weekend and so cool to hear that your daughter is back to running. That's got to make you feel happy and it will make her feel better, too.

    As for your 100 fly and 100 IM, I would personally love to see what you could do if you spent a SCY or SCM season really targeting those events. I know we are different ages, genders and have different sprint vs. endurance ability, but looking at your 50 times and mine and then my 100 times, I firmly believe you could be sub 1:00 on both of these events in SCY.
  5. pwb's Avatar
    I was so busy racing and cooling down on Saturday that I completely missed all of those races, but I saw your IM on Sunday and thought that looked great. I was expecting to watch you rock the 50 free, so was disappointed not to see that.

    I am glad you had a great time this weekend - come back next year and bring some more DAM people along.

    Tell your sister she's an awesome official saint - I see her working so many meets, age group and Masters -- it's impressive.
  6. pwb's Avatar
    Nice workout. I do like the NOVA team a lot, though I've missed them more often than I've swum with them lately, because there's almost always someone to race.

    You won't need sunblock at 5:30 on Thursday morning in San Fran -- bring your clear goggles for some swimming in the dark!
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Any amount of meters more than zero in 42F is crazy ... I cannot imagine winter swimming championships.
  8. kwhenderson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Thank you so much, Kristin. In reality, I am not getting faster. I was slower in every event this year. The only PR in SCY this year was in the 100 breast. But I'm hanging in there and was very close to my PRs in my two best events. I might have done better with a real taper. But Santa Clara was never on my radar.

    You have plenty of talent and natural speed, so when you decide to ramp it up again, you'll be fast. I know what you mean about having someone to train with. I know my practices would improve if I had a sprinter right next to me.
    Thanks Leslie. You did incredibly well with all you've been doing with the move and remodel, travel, coaching... I just need to get focused and lift weights again. Need to pick a meet to swim, maybe Long Course Zones. Thanks for your inspiration and for sharing your training and progress. Enjoy a little rest before you gear up for long course.
  9. __steve__'s Avatar
    Haha - I feel like a cheap hangover now
  10. flystorms's Avatar
    Oh wow, that's interesting about the pressure checks. I remember doing the decompression chamber several times over th eyears when I was in the AF and those left me tired (and a cheap date with beer!) afterwards.
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Full Mojo mode - Remarkable swimming Fort!
    Thanks Steve! I do feel like I'm getting some of my mojo back after a rough year. It was nice to post a couple really fast times.
  12. __steve__'s Avatar
    Full Mojo mode - Remarkable swimming Fort!
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    Splendid racing!



    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    I don't want to train long course.
    Does this also mean no LCM racing this year?
  14. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    I love this workout. I don't even know what DFS stands for. In a meet, it would be a false start but i'm sure that's not what it is. I like your bike pictures. Hope there aren't any large wild animals!
    Thanks, I use DFS for "dive from side", no blocks available at this SCM pool.

    I don't ride too much anymore, but through the years of riding I have just a few close -call wildlife encounters I can remember. One time in Utah a skunk jumped on the trail right in front of me going the same direction, as if it wanted to lead. The second time, on same trail, I remember I turned corner and looked up to find I was about to go head on with a huge bull moose facing me. My most frightening experience was in Germany where I rode up upon two brown bear cubs. I didn't give myself the opportunity to see mom and sprinted for my life into a huge mustard field for safety.
  15. arthur's Avatar
    Nice swims again. I hate it when I am too deep on the dive on the 50 fly! Something I need to focus on too.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhenderson
    Fantastic swims Leslie. You continue to amaze me with your swims getting faster and faster. I am contemplating a return to consistent swimming and am motivated by your enthusiasm and the analysis of your races. Just wish I had some other sprinters to train along with.
    So happy to hear Lil Fort did so well too. I truly have been thinking of and praying for her.
    Thank you so much, Kristin. In reality, I am not getting faster. I was slower in every event this year. The only PR in SCY this year was in the 100 breast. But I'm hanging in there and was very close to my PRs in my two best events. I might have done better with a real taper. But Santa Clara was never on my radar.

    You have plenty of talent and natural speed, so when you decide to ramp it up again, you'll be fast. I know what you mean about having someone to train with. I know my practices would improve if I had a sprinter right next to me.
  17. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Great job, James. You are definitely the most mentally tough swimmer I know. OK, the 200 and 500 were excellent. But I'm most impressed with that 23.7 you threw down in the middle out of nowhere!
    Thanks Leslie! We just wanted to win the overall of the 200 free relay, and wanted to give our more senior swimmers a good lead. Now I need a 23.x on a flat start race again!
  18. kwhenderson's Avatar
    Fantastic swims Leslie. You continue to amaze me with your swims getting faster and faster. I am contemplating a return to consistent swimming and am motivated by your enthusiasm and the analysis of your races. Just wish I had some other sprinters to train along with.
    So happy to hear Lil Fort did so well too. I truly have been thinking of and praying for her.
  19. jaadams1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chowmi
    WOW! The 200 free and especially the 500 were super fast! I wonder if it's a combination of your doing the 1000/1650, and mixing in some very fast sprint bits, and then it really helped the middle events! So you are conditioned for both! Too bad you don't have video of the 200 fly! I'd like to see your wall-time technique, hahaha!!!!
    Thanks Chow!! My 200 and 500 were pure but so swims, trying to stay ahead of competition. I don't like to lose no matter who, what, where or why we're racing.
    The 200 fly, I got told my turns were a little slow, probably something to work on. :-)
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Nice job!! Fast like usual.
    Thanks James. I feel like I've been somewhat inconsistent this season. But I was happy to throw down in my 2 best events.
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