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  1. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    What a shame. I swim at the Rockwall Aquatic Center but I am in the Middle East right now. I would have loved to swim with you. The masters swim monday,wednesday and friday morning from 5.30-6.30am and monday and wednesday night from 6.30pm-7.30pm. The facility is great and the coach, Tom Applegate is terrific. Tom always welcomes guests and are usually fun. I hope you have a good time in Rockwall.
    Thanks. It would have been great to have people to train with as opposed to swimming solo this week. It is a gorgeous facility. If we had wanted to swim though you would have had to sneak in between prelims and finals because I discovered when I arrived that all practices and open swim times were cancelled this week due to the meet. I was told by the AD that the pool was closed for "our" (read college teams) use only, so I am taking the liberty to use the facility in the afternoons. I had the whole place to myself for the above workout.
  2. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    What a shame. I swim at the Rockwall Aquatic Center but I am in the Middle East right now. I would have loved to swim with you. The masters swim monday,wednesday and friday morning from 5.30-6.30am and monday and wednesday night from 6.30pm-7.30pm. The facility is great and the coach, Tom Applegate is terrific. Tom always welcomes guests and are usually fun. I hope you have a good time in Rockwall.
  3. jaadams1's Avatar
    I'm packed 6 to a lane just about every night with my practices with the age group team. I've basically given up doing a fly set anymore in practice, as I've had a few hard smacks with some of the kids (it happens), but I've now chose to just avoid the possibility anymore. I want to stay on the good side with their parents. The waves are my hardest thing to deal with. I have such a low, in the waterline, breathing that I nearly drown myself a couple times a month. Come up coughing and gagging and trying to get to the wall or laneline.
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Your swimming really quick and those descending 400s are awesome. It's always exciting when You go under minute pace for a 400 or 500, it's a sign of really good things to come I am sure.
  5. ekw's Avatar
    Jumping Jehosophat! My attempts at box jumps have always ended with blood.
  6. ekw's Avatar
    That's a nice time drop on the test set!
  7. fdtotten's Avatar
    It is impressive how fit you are and your capacity for intense training is remarkable. To do CrossFit and also USMS Masters swimming is pretty awesome. Because you clearly have a strong body (as it appears from the video), I would reinforce what have you already said about pre-practice preparation, warm ups, warm downs, and post practice stretching. In my personal experience, I have found that a few minutes of PT, stretching type band work before and after swimming as well as during other brief moments in the day can really enhance readiness and recovery. More recently I have also been putting more time in warm up and recovery. Finally, I just wanted to say I follow your workouts, that those low rest sets you do are amazing, and it is great the way you swim through the down days and put out so many good days.
  8. pwb's Avatar
    Nice jump!
  9. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    That was fast
    Sub 23?
    Thanks! Not quite. 23.41. Not bad with no warm up!
  10. __steve__'s Avatar
    That was fast
    Sub 23?
    Updated January 15th, 2013 at 07:45 AM by __steve__
  11. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Very cool and VERY fast for both of you.
    thanks, pwb
  12. pwb's Avatar
    Very cool and VERY fast for both of you.
  13. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartACarroll
    Awesome times on the 50s and 75s. Way to keep going, that's a really tough set and very impressive. Nice job.
    Thank you! Definitely the most "sprinting" I have done in one practice in a long time!
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Awesome times on the 50s and 75s. Way to keep going, that's a really tough set and very impressive. Nice job.
  15. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    Brrrr! Hope you get power back very soon!
  16. jaadams1's Avatar
    Nice workout and great efforts on the fast stuff, especially those 200s in the middle!
  17. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qbrain
    That's it? You are in too good of shape for a master.
    on a better day I may have been able to finish it, but I am just way broken down right now!
  18. qbrain's Avatar
    (no thanks PWB, that set is rough)
    That's it? You are in too good of shape for a master.
  19. Calvin S's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Was the crossfit before or after the swims?

    Glad you liked the set
    Crossfit was afterwards, but I still hurt (second day pain is always the worst) from Tuesday's Crossfit. I can honestly say I would not have finished the set as written had I the time. All that LCM fly is brutal. But, just like Arnold Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back." I just need to be a bit fresher (mentally I was prepped...I have sat at the computer and read over that set and visualized it for the past 4 days!).
  20. pwb's Avatar
    Was the crossfit before or after the swims?

    Glad you liked the set