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  1. pwb's Avatar
    I am sorry, too, for your loss.

    Oro Valley is definitely the best pool in the greater Tucson area, so I would highly recommend it for working out by yourself. If you can get down to the U of A (20-30 minutes from Oro Valley) to swim with their Masters team, that will be your best group to workout with. Saddlebrooke has a great and enthusiastic team, but if think you would not find the right training partners there for you.
  2. aztimm's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your loss
    Even if he was ill, it is still rough.

    Check with PWB on the Oro Valley pool. I think he swam at a Masters meet there early this year. I think there's a masters group that swims there. Regardless, the pool has rather generous hours (at least from what I can see):
    http://www.orovalleyaz.gov/aquatics/hours-operation

    There's also a masters group in Saddlebrook, a little further north of Oro Valley:
    http://www.saddlebrookeswimclub.org/

    If you let me know when you'll be in town, maybe I'll take a trip down.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Thanks guys. He was ill, and we knew it was coming. But still it's quite sad. Hopefully, I can get in the water out there.
  4. Water Rat's Avatar
    Have a safe trip. Sorry for the reason for the visit.
  5. knelson's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your stepdad. You should check with Jeff Commings. I bet he'd know the best spots to swim in Tucson.
  6. jpetyk's Avatar
    So sorry for you loss.
  7. jim thornton's Avatar
    Nice North Park experience with mither!
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    its pathetic isn't it. Lol
    It's the actor side of you that creates meet drama. It can work for or against you depending on the circumstances. You had a great day 1; you really did. You should have a smile on your face after 2 PRs and bling.
  9. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    It is ridiculous that they don't have World's up on Meet Mobile or a real-time results site. Heck, they should have a live stream going in this day and age.
    Exactly. It's just awful, and frustrating for the many many masters swimmers who would like to follow the meet.
  10. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Are you changing your focus to longer? You've really been racking up the distance lately. You should think of doing the 5k o/w with me in PA on 8/24.

    I have just a normal stopwatch that I keep in a Ziplock freezer bag in my swimming bag. If I'm at a pool that doesn't have a pace clock, I leave it on deck (use a flip flop or something to prop it up). Or when I've done my longer swims, I use it to time, since I can never seem to remember when I leave, with an analog clock at least.

    Glad to hear that Mark did well in his 100! Hope to see a post about it. It makes me think of sitting near him at that BU meet last year, watching what he goes through in his pre/post event stuff. Are you watching his dog while they're out of town?
    No not changing focus, just taking some time to work more on 100s than 50s.

    Are you saying Mark is a basket case?! heehee. He is one of the only people who would say a PR is "definitely disappointing." I think he will like that time next week.
  11. Water Rat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    It is ridiculous that they don't have World's up on Meet Mobile or a real-time results site. Heck, they should have a live stream going in this day and age.
    It's called SplashMe and it's terrible!!!!
  12. Water Rat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Glad to hear that Mark did well in his 100! Hope to see a post about it. It makes me think of sitting near him at that BU meet last year, watching what he goes through in his pre/post event stuff. Are you watching his dog while they're out of town?
    its pathetic isn't it. Lol
  13. pwb's Avatar
    It is ridiculous that they don't have World's up on Meet Mobile or a real-time results site. Heck, they should have a live stream going in this day and age.
  14. aztimm's Avatar
    Are you changing your focus to longer? You've really been racking up the distance lately. You should think of doing the 5k o/w with me in PA on 8/24.

    I have just a normal stopwatch that I keep in a Ziplock freezer bag in my swimming bag. If I'm at a pool that doesn't have a pace clock, I leave it on deck (use a flip flop or something to prop it up). Or when I've done my longer swims, I use it to time, since I can never seem to remember when I leave, with an analog clock at least.

    Glad to hear that Mark did well in his 100! Hope to see a post about it. It makes me think of sitting near him at that BU meet last year, watching what he goes through in his pre/post event stuff. Are you watching his dog while they're out of town?
  15. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    you have been hitting the sprint work hard lately. i'm not surprised you pooped out today.
    I'm sore from weights too. I should have been smarter and scheduled a massage!
  16. Water Rat's Avatar
    you have been hitting the sprint work hard lately. i'm not surprised you pooped out today.
  17. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I don't recall exactly but I would estimate the actual racing time (excluding warmups) was in the 4-5 hour range easily. It's over two days and they separate men from women. all in one pool.
    Which isn't really all that much with the distance events first ...
  18. Water Rat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Do you remember how long the days lasted at the Rowdy meet?
    I don't recall exactly but I would estimate the actual racing time (excluding warmups) was in the 4-5 hour range easily. It's over two days and they separate men from women. all in one pool.
  19. pwb's Avatar
    Enjoy the Rowdy meet. I won't get there (again) this year; I'm waiting for the year when it falls at the start of my kids' fall break so I can convince the family to do a vacay in Florida after the meet.
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    I like the Rowdy meet. two full days. plenty of time between events, especially if one tends to scratch events.
    just reading your workout yesterday made me exhausted
    Do you remember how long the days lasted at the Rowdy meet?