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  1. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Good luck Stewart in the 400 but please, please please stay off your feet in 6 Flags. Take it from me.
    My wife and several of the other parents took the kids to six flags and I watched friends swim instead. My legs felt tired just walking over to the pool and back so I dread to think what I would have been like going to six flags. They were there 5 hours and went on 3 rides. What a rip off! The lines were 1-1.5 long but the kids did have fun.

    I felt great in the water yesterday so fingers crossed that's translates into a great 400 today. Can't wait. This one will be fun one way or the other.
  2. Water Rat's Avatar
    Good luck Stewart in the 400 but please, please please stay off your feet in 6 Flags. Take it from me.
  3. jim thornton's Avatar
    Nice North Park experience with mither!
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Well the massage obviously worked and I am so pleased for you. You deserve the success you achieved. I think you are doing everything to do a great 50-200. It may just be me, but I would not think about pacing a 50. It is most definitely a full out sprint. I think some of those aerobic sets with little rest done over an extended period will help. For what it's worth you looked great.
    The one time that I tried to build a 50 in long course, I was .7 slower than I went in the same event a day earlier. So locking up on the final 10 meters, awful as it was, was still faster.

    You both had great meets and good luck in the upcoming 400 Stewart!
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    SQueeeee!! I'm so excited for you to go so fast and be with the big dawgs. Congratulations. Keep up the great work!
    Thanks so much. It's been a lot of fun.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Stewart once again we missed each other yesterday. My massage was at 4! I had Patricia and she was great but I needed 2 hours to recover from it before my breaststroke

    Great meet for you. I'm going to consider a bit more of a build in my 50 so I can finish strong instead of fading.
    Well the massage obviously worked and I am so pleased for you. You deserve the success you achieved. I think you are doing everything to do a great 50-200. It may just be me, but I would not think about pacing a 50. It is most definitely a full out sprint. I think some of those aerobic sets with little rest done over an extended period will help. For what it's worth you looked great.
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jbs
    It sounds like you are having a great time, while also swimming really fast. Good luck with the 400!
    i would definitely highly recommend this meet despite the zoo that is the warmup pool. Despite the challenge of a warmup I have found it to be an awesome experience. Thanks.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    You're getting better each day, from my perspective. That's great, great speed on the 50. Take that relaxed feeling into your 400.
    Thanks Patrick. I have felt progressively better each day since the 800. I was pleasantly surprised by the 50.
  9. flystorms's Avatar
    SQueeeee!! I'm so excited for you to go so fast and be with the big dawgs. Congratulations. Keep up the great work!
  10. Water Rat's Avatar
    Stewart once again we missed each other yesterday. My massage was at 4! I had Patricia and she was great but I needed 2 hours to recover from it before my breaststroke

    Great meet for you. I'm going to consider a bit more of a build in my 50 so I can finish strong instead of fading.
  11. jbs's Avatar
    It sounds like you are having a great time, while also swimming really fast. Good luck with the 400!
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Stewart,

    That is a very good 200 free (of course, a time I would love to see). I agree with Leslie that you're being a bit too hard on yourself. That's another great swim.
  13. pwb's Avatar
    You're getting better each day, from my perspective. That's great, great speed on the 50. Take that relaxed feeling into your 400.
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Probably a massage right away after those super long events!

    Mark took 3rd in the 5 breast so ended on a very high note!
    He texted me earlier and said he went 31.4 which is awesome. I did not know he got 3rd; that's even more exciting. He deserves that swim. He looked great in his 50 free too.
  15. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    That is fantastic! And you thought you might not have the raw speed to crack the top ten! Bravo!

    I am very jealous over your family/team situation. It really does sound like so much fun, and nice to have a support system.
    Thanks Leslie.

    Now that other members of our team have experienced the whole team atmosphere we plan on building on the experience. We have even discussed having a team party when we get home to share photos and stories about the city, discuss the meet and share experiences with others on our team who did not make this one. Since spring nationals are in San Antonio I think we may be able to double our team size for that meet. The nice thing about this meet is that we have a mix of ages, genders and abilities and so far everyone has had fun so my hope is we can get others involved based on different people taking different things from the meet.

    I am am particularly excited about the relays tomorrow. We have a mixed medley and free relay and a men's medley and free relay. Tomorrow will be a long day but a lot of fun.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    i agree that Mark and I are quite alike in being very critical on ourselves. I definitely always want to swim faster but on this occasion my big hang up was how bad I felt. I have never hurt during the first 25 in a 100. I think I need to look at my race schedule in future and think through what to do the day after a mile/1000/800. Sundays 800 hit me hard.

    I think it was a masters best time.
    Probably a massage right away after those super long events!

    Mark took 3rd in the 5 breast so ended on a very high note!
  17. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ekw
    You are killing it, Stewart! Sounds like a great trip all around.
    Thanks Ellen. I am having fun with my family and friends. The meet is very different from anything I have swum previously. The meet is pretty much a zoo with ll the people but it's been great fun. The weather has been awesome. I would definitely do the meet again and would recommend it to others.
  18. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Nice job sprinter!
    Thanks Kirk, thats a first for me. I have never been called one of those before.

    I guess at some point I should decide what I really am. That's the challenge with a mid d swimmer. I can swim up and down, making for a very long free program.
  19. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    So glad you swam the 200! And that is a very fast time. You and Mark/Water Rat are very much alike in terms of being very hard on yourself. I used to be that way too, but have really improved my attitude over the years.

    Are those best times? I bet they are!
    i agree that Mark and I are quite alike in being very critical on ourselves. I definitely always want to swim faster but on this occasion my big hang up was how bad I felt. I have never hurt during the first 25 in a 100. I think I need to look at my race schedule in future and think through what to do the day after a mile/1000/800. Sundays 800 hit me hard.

    I think it was a masters best time.
  20. knelson's Avatar
    Nice job sprinter!
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