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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by swimmieAvsFan
    Glad to hear there's not another tear for Teen Fort!

    And didn't I try to tell you that you'd be okay for a 50 or two, even after a couple of weeks in Europe?
    You did, but I'm skairt of long course! I always die on 50s. And I haven't done any sprint conditioning work yet ...
    Updated July 21st, 2014 at 09:56 PM by The Fortress
  2. swimmieAvsFan's Avatar
    Glad to hear there's not another tear for Teen Fort!

    And didn't I try to tell you that you'd be okay for a 50 or two, even after a couple of weeks in Europe?
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Been swimming OW for 12 days ( because pool isn't available). Swimming in the wild, I keep thinking of sharks, and with this heightened sensory I get spooked over anything. Did accomplish a few adrenal gland sprints this way, but with a crash. The legs certainly felt it afterwards.
    12 days of that stuff?! Too bad there's not another pool. I think I'd be cross training if that were my only option. I'm pondering whether I will swim in the ocean when we go to NC in August ... I'm always slightly creeped out being out there with only a few surfers.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    5K is impressive, no matter how you break it up. Nice workout.
    Thanks Patrick! We'll see if the body adjusts to higher yardage.
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    open water. Feels creepy.
    Been swimming OW for 12 days ( because pool isn't available). Swimming in the wild, I keep thinking of sharks, and with this heightened sensory I get spooked over anything. Did accomplish a few adrenal gland sprints this way, but with a crash. The legs certainly felt it afterwards.
  6. pwb's Avatar
    5K is impressive, no matter how you break it up. Nice workout.
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Good grief, will we be seeing you in the animal lane soon?
    Nice workout actually. I predict you feel that one tomorrow!
    No! You did notice that I broke it up into four main sets, none of which were really classic short rest -- still did sprint, race pace, hypoxic and what I think of as quality aerobic. I did 4000 the day before too. Hope I'm not disabled tomorrow. I plan to sleep in!
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    If you want some aerobic work, come swim this with me in August (in PA):
    http://hazyracing.weebly.com/5k-swim-race.html



    You've been swimming more than I have since you've been back. Glad you're able to get in some swimming.
    No! I really dislike open water. Feels creepy. And I'm not a freestyler.
  9. Karl_S's Avatar
    Total: 5000
    Good grief, will we be seeing you in the animal lane soon?
    Nice workout actually. I predict you feel that one tomorrow!
  10. aztimm's Avatar
    If you want some aerobic work, come swim this with me in August (in PA):
    http://hazyracing.weebly.com/5k-swim-race.html



    You've been swimming more than I have since you've been back. Glad you're able to get in some swimming.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    we haven't heard yet but i heard it was great. tell me about it
  13. 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!
  14. magick17's Avatar
    Happy birthday and enjoy wild rosemary...That's my neighborhood joint! When you can get reservations.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.