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  1. 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 ...
  2. Water Rat's Avatar
    we haven't heard yet but i heard it was great. tell me about it
  3. pwb's Avatar
    That looks like a beautiful place to train.
  4. rxleakem's Avatar
    Or maybe we can dredge some blades behind us and really clear a path!
  5. 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!
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Thanks Nikki. 24 more days. Can't wait.
  7. 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!
  8. ndauksavage's Avatar
    Nice workout today! Worlds is going to be a blast! Your going to have a great meet!
  9. magick17's Avatar
    Happy birthday and enjoy wild rosemary...That's my neighborhood joint! When you can get reservations.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. flystorms's Avatar
    That's gorgeous!
  17. jpetyk's Avatar
    That is a picture worthy of framing. Just. Beautiful.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Wow, what an amazing week! Fantastic job, Stewart and it sounds like you put all you had into each and every day. I hope it's a good payoff for the meet. You'll do great.
    Thanks Kari. As I was going through the week it was tough for sure but in hindsight it was a really fun week and well worth the effort. At this point I have done all I can to get ready for worlds. Just a transition week and a good taper to go and it will be what it will be. I am optimistic I will have a good meet

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Did you lose any weight during all of this? Or were you able to eat just about anything you wanted?
    It seems a life time ago when I was a 225lb man embarrassed by my weight and my body just under 2 years ago. I dropped my weight very quickly to what I am today which is 180lbs. I have been lower than this but this feels like a very good weight for me(6'5" tall). I am fortunate enough to be able to eat what I want right now, although I still avoid alcohol, fatty foods and deserts. As my taper kicks in I will watch my calorific intake as I cut back on workout distances and fingers crossed will be around 180lbs in Montreal.
  19. flystorms's Avatar
    Wow, what an amazing week! Fantastic job, Stewart and it sounds like you put all you had into each and every day. I hope it's a good payoff for the meet. You'll do great.

    Did you lose any weight during all of this? Or were you able to eat just about anything you wanted?
  20. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Congrats on finishing a very very strong training week.
    It must be great to be going to worlds with a team that has a shared training experience.
    I borrowed one of your sets today. Even going scy it was pretty draining. I'm amazed you can recover and get all those sessions in this week.
    Thanks Karl. This is my third training camp in 2 years and the first I have done with the team. I can definitely say this was the most fun and rewarding camp by a mile. Having us all go through the week together was awesome. I have some terrific team mates and everyone supports everyone else. When individuals had bad days other team members helped motivate them through. It was truly awesome! I took the week off work and was beat. I am in awe of some of my team mates who did not take the week off; I don't know how they did it physically.

    The session on Thursday you used was deceptively hard. Nice job.
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