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  1. __steve__'s Avatar
    If y’all end up racing in a therapy pool, at least for the upper hand you’ve acclimated to the heat (to some degree?). 50’s won’t be bad at all though, but it looks like there’s a 200 fl on list, for one
    Updated August 5th, 2020 at 06:46 PM by __steve__
  2. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    let the record show that Doug went butterfly, working on that closing speed - former olympians beware
    Let the record so indicate.
  3. tripswim's Avatar
    let the record show that Doug went butterfly, working on that closing speed - former olympians beware
  4. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    LCM 50’s produce a different kind of acid

    Can’t imagine how you kept all 8 within under 0:02, and the first 6 close to 0:01. What effort level pace was that, 50, 100?
    full tilt sprint. Like I was racing a 50 FL, one at a time. No "opening 50 of 100" feel or anything like that.
  5. __steve__'s Avatar
    LCM 50’s produce a different kind of acid

    Can’t imagine how you kept all 8 within under 0:02, and the first 6 close to 0:01. What effort level pace was that, 50, 100?
    Updated July 30th, 2020 at 11:51 AM by __steve__
  6. __steve__'s Avatar
    Congratulations to her.
    That’s enough to no longer be a non-swimmer in that sense
  7. __steve__'s Avatar
    I couldn’t do those with fins on
  8. Karl_S's Avatar
    Once-upon-a-time I could do that set (SCY of course).
    I hope those days aren't gone forever.
  9. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    2.19 after all that

    nice job!
    thank you sir!
  10. tripswim's Avatar
    2.19 after all that

    nice job!
  11. tripswim's Avatar
    I think I (trip here) can add some color here.
    did you happen to see the 400 free relay in Beijing?
    I was coming like lezak. Calvin was toast. he might have been 1.25 if he had to do another one.
  12. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Interesting to state your tenth 100 at 1:10 or faster is “falling off”. If you did 11 on 2:00 would it change the average much?
    Let's just say I don't think it would have been another 1:10. I started falling off after #8. I don't just mean the times. My stroke was unraveling, I was doing the same number of SDKs off each wall (5 and 4 respectively), but travelling shorter and shorter distances each time. On the last two, Trip flipped even with me at the 50, so my opening half of each 100 was getting worse and worse, so I was just throwing the kitchen sink at the second 50 on the last two 100s and praying I made it to the wall before I fell apart. I think I would have been 1:11s for 1-2 more, then 1:12s, and probably would have settled at around 1:13 in perpetuity.
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    Interesting to state your tenth 100 at 1:10 or faster is “falling off”. If you did 11 on 2:00 would it change the average much?
    Updated June 13th, 2020 at 09:59 AM by __steve__
  14. __steve__'s Avatar
    I finally noticed the three “Commonly Used Terms” sections on the right there. Your blog making much more sense to me now👍. I might try that lactate hold set out
  15. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tripswim
    man he loves that 10 x2 set
    I shove Brussel sprouts down my kids’ throats long enough they just end up learning to like them...
  16. tripswim's Avatar
    man he loves that 10 x2 set
  17. Calvin S's Avatar
    Ok let's be honest Trip, I didn't beat you nearly as bad as Ali is beating on Foreman.
  18. tripswim's Avatar
    since weird is not in the glossary, let me take you back to October 30,1974
    the rumble in the
    jungle

    this is howard cosell, speaking of sport
  19. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kristilynn
    Oops. I never noticed that there was a glossary. And what a glossary! Quite extensive.

    I wouldn't last a half hour in water below 70. I can't believe you swam in 57 degree water. We start waterskiing in water that cold, but with drysuits ;-)

    We don't have to worry about cooling our pools down here -- obviously a very different climate.
    to actually “train” with some semblance of quality I need water to be close to or above 70. Above 60 I can just grind out yardage but there will be no speed at all. As for when it was 57, that was just survive to say I did it. Wouldn’t recommend anyone try to swim in water that cold without protection (I was in just a speedo). It took me about 2 hours to get my body temp back to normal.
  20. kristilynn's Avatar
    Oops. I never noticed that there was a glossary. And what a glossary! Quite extensive.

    I wouldn't last a half hour in water below 70. I can't believe you swam in 57 degree water. We start waterskiing in water that cold, but with drysuits ;-)

    We don't have to worry about cooling our pools down here -- obviously a very different climate.
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