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Sunday, June 17

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Gym:

RC exercises, 25 min

-- Skipped these for 2 days and my shoulder could feel it. Grr.

Stretching/Yoga, 35 min


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That was it. That was absolutely all I could squeeze in this action packed weekend. Don't feel rested though, the opposite actually from lack of sleep. The weekend was all about Lil Fort (track champs and soccer tournament) and Mr. Fort (father's day). Lil Fort ran 2 PRs, grabbed a gold medal in the 3000 and qualified for Nationals in late July. She has a lot of endurance for someone who doesn't really train. I guess that's the way it should be at her age.

No rest for the weary. Our 6 week summer league season starts in earnest tomorrow with our first meet. However, it will be a quieter week around the house with Teen Fort shipped off to rowing camp in Boston.

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  1. That Guy's Avatar
    Hey Fort, I remember you asked me about doing track starts from the new slanted blocks in Omaha. I found the answer:

    For the first time at Olympic Trials, Myrtha is introducing Track-Start, the newest starting block model to facilitate the swimmer’s take-off and optimize competition performance. The block is composed of a special patented Omega platform that is compatible with the Omega Timing System and licensed to Myrtha Pools.
    http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDe...ainbow&Lang=en



    http://www.myrthapools.com/eng/news/...rtha-pools.htm
  2. jim thornton's Avatar
    Leslie, I suspect that Gillian's soccer has been giving her some pretty good endurance base. It's like Fartlek training, lots of loping around, alternating with intense bursts of speed, and the occasional break where you get to stand around doing nothing for short interludes.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy
    Hey Fort, I remember you asked me about doing track starts from the new slanted blocks in Omaha. I found the answer:



    http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDe...ainbow&Lang=en



    http://www.myrthapools.com/eng/news/...rtha-pools.htm
    I just hope I get there in time on Thursday to try them!
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jim thornton
    Leslie, I suspect that Gillian's soccer has been giving her some pretty good endurance base. It's like Fartlek training, lots of loping around, alternating with intense bursts of speed, and the occasional break where you get to stand around doing nothing for short interludes.
    Maybe. Other girls on her soccer team seem to have little endurance though. Maybe the swimming has helped and the occasional 5K with Mr. Fort. When I hear how some of the MD kids train on their serious teams, I'm just glad Gillian is doing virtually nothing at this stage. It's easy to be fast at the 14&U stage if you really train, but that typically just leads to burnout and plateau. We're going to try to take it slow.
  5. Water Rat's Avatar
    The blocks in Italy were very similar. I really like them. They're very good for the slingshot start I learned at Race Club.
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat;
    The blocks in Italy were very similar. I really like them. They're very good for the slingshot start I learned at Race Club.
    Did you have a chance to adjust the wedge between heats? Or was it just left in place the whole meet?