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  1. chowmi's Avatar
    Fort, how long was the total workout, and about how long do you take in between the main sets?
  2. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    Unless you have some funky discount deal, you can go to any location as far as I know. I've been to the one in Robinson without issue.
    Good to know. I didn't think all access was automatic. I'll have to check with mine. I only recall that I signed up for the $29.99 per month deal. That's pretty cheap, so it may not include all access ...
  3. jpetyk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    That's so funny! I'd love to do 25 m from time to time. I think I would have to transfer my membership though? You can't just go to any location can you?
    Unless you have some funky discount deal, you can go to any location as far as I know. I've been to the one in Robinson without issue.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Glad you're melanoma-free. I just ran into an old masters swimming friend of mine at yoga tonight and he's given up swimming thanks to skin cancer and the fact that virtually all pools here are outdoors. I was happy to pass my skin check earlier this year, as well.
    Yeah, I have a friend who's had several cancerous moles removed. He is not supposed to be in the sun ever. His doctor literally told him to go on vacation in Alaska or Vancouver. I'm glad you are cancer free! Is suspect more people living in AZ should be checked.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    SCM is totally excellent for training! My dream house would have an indoor SCM pool.
    Yes, indoor SCM, 7 feet deep with a block. :-)
  6. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Thanks for the multiplier!

    How on earth did they arrive at a 24 minute restriction? That's almost as random as the 49 yards. I practiced in a 50 yard pool for much of the summer when I was young.
    Who knows where these crazy numbers come from? 24 mins is 2/5 of an hour, so with 3 lanes they can accommodate 15 swims of 24 minutes each in 2 hours.
  7. Karl_S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    That's so funny! I'd love to do 25 m from time to time.
    SCM is totally excellent for training! My dream house would have an indoor SCM pool.
  8. pwb's Avatar
    Glad you're melanoma-free. I just ran into an old masters swimming friend of mine at yoga tonight and he's given up swimming thanks to skin cancer and the fact that virtually all pools here are outdoors. I was happy to pass my skin check earlier this year, as well.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    FYI...I called the Bridgeville LA Fitness and asked the length of the pool. It is 25 METERS. And has a salt filter, which is nice for the skin :-). For an extra 5 minutes or so, it may be worth the drive to NOT go to hole formally known as Ballys.

    I couldn't stand not knowing, after your revelation the other day. LOL
    That's so funny! I'd love to do 25 m from time to time. I think I would have to transfer my membership though? You can't just go to any location can you?
  10. jpetyk's Avatar
    FYI...I called the Bridgeville LA Fitness and asked the length of the pool. It is 25 METERS. And has a salt filter, which is nice for the skin :-). For an extra 5 minutes or so, it may be worth the drive to NOT go to hole formally known as Ballys.

    I couldn't stand not knowing, after your revelation the other day. LOL
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Congratulations to Lil Fort!!! I'm sure everyone on her team was excited for her!!!

    Thankfully most of the pools I swim in are of the normal variety. I remember swimming in a pool in London that was 33-1/3 yards (or maybe it was meters, I don't remember). I ended up just counting the lengths and figured out the total distance after, as it became way too much thought doing it while swimming.

    I just started back on drylands 2 weeks ago. Was super sore most of last week, but thankfully I'm mostly over that initial burst. As of yet it hasn't been that much, but perhaps I'll include it in my workout blog soon.
    Thanks! She got a lot of hugs.

    Please add your drylands. Most people don't blog them, and I'm always curious to see what others are doing.
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Definitely. Think of 2 lengths as a "50" and count that way, then just multiply the total by 0.944 for FLOG purposes. I did a similar thing last year when training in a 49 yard pool, the designers of which apparently studied math at the same place as the developers of your short pool. It's funny though, I actually really like training in the 49 yard pool. I call it "long-course yards". There is a 22-yard pool at a nearby country club where I swam years ago, a length that is less satisfactory. As an added annoyance, they had a 24 minute restriction unless there was an empty lane. With only 3 lanes that did not happen often. It was a good place to teach a 4 year old to swim though.
    Thanks for the multiplier!

    How on earth did they arrive at a 24 minute restriction? That's almost as random as the 49 yards. I practiced in a 50 yard pool for much of the summer when I was young.
  13. aztimm's Avatar
    Today, I managed to get two workouts in sandwiched around Lil Fort's soccer game. It was pretty exciting -- she scored the only goal and game winning goal with about :20 left in the game. I'm not sure weights and yoga are the best combo; swimming and yoga might be better. I feel pretty beat from all the drylands. .
    Congratulations to Lil Fort!!! I'm sure everyone on her team was excited for her!!!

    Thankfully most of the pools I swim in are of the normal variety. I remember swimming in a pool in London that was 33-1/3 yards (or maybe it was meters, I don't remember). I ended up just counting the lengths and figured out the total distance after, as it became way too much thought doing it while swimming.

    I just started back on drylands 2 weeks ago. Was super sore most of last week, but thankfully I'm mostly over that initial burst. As of yet it hasn't been that much, but perhaps I'll include it in my workout blog soon.
  14. Karl_S's Avatar
    Note: I am just referring to 50s as a 50, not 47.2 yards. I'll whack some yardage off when I flog it.
    Definitely. Think of 2 lengths as a "50" and count that way, then just multiply the total by 0.944 for FLOG purposes. I did a similar thing last year when training in a 49 yard pool, the designers of which apparently studied math at the same place as the developers of your short pool. It's funny though, I actually really like training in the 49 yard pool. I call it "long-course yards". There is a 22-yard pool at a nearby country club where I swam years ago, a length that is less satisfactory. As an added annoyance, they had a 24 minute restriction unless there was an empty lane. With only 3 lanes that did not happen often. It was a good place to teach a 4 year old to swim though.
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Let me guess, the fish are perfectly safe unless you bring your jammer


    I just oust got back and between 4 of us we must have caught 100 fish. Some really big bass, croppy, and even some big blue gills. I put tons of sunscreen on but still managed to get burnt. Still a lot of fun.
  16. jpetyk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by magick17
    jennP..don't tell her!! Let it go!!
    She goes to Bridgeville. I am going to keep assuming that one is 25 yards.
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by magick17
    It was awesome back then...they probably need to demo and rebuild...
    Yep, they do! It is really old and crappy. Even the equipment is old and dirty. The only thing that appears to have been redone is the cycle room. The showers give me the creeps; I never use them.
  18. magick17's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    That's LA Fitness for you. Actually, I think this is an old Bally. It's what I would call a complete sty. I only go there because it does not involve driving and I do a lot of driving. Sometimes, convenience is everything.
    that place is 30 years old...my mom would drag me there when I was 10..( she told me to lie and tell the guards I was 13) so she could workout upstairs and I would lap swim to keep myself busy during her aerobics class.....its was awesome back then...they probably need to demo and rebuild...
  19. magick17's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jpetyk
    Really??? 23.6 yards??? WTF?? Is that Bridgeville or Village Square? I need to go back and rethink things.

    I have a friend training for Key West, thinking she's putting in 13K at LAF.
    jennP..don't tell her!! Let it go!!
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Indeed! That's just f'd up.
    That's LA Fitness for you. Actually, I think this is an old Bally. It's what I would call a complete sty. I only go there because it does not involve driving and I do a lot of driving. Sometimes, convenience is everything.
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