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  1. Karl_S's Avatar
    I was on the fence, but finally registered for the Texas Zone meet in a few weeks at Texas A&M in College Station.
    Great! I hope you have a blast!
  2. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tjrpatt
    The one pool close to me is closed for the summer and all the nearby swim clubs require a membership to join(I ain't paying like 200 bucks). There is no community pool or drop in rates. I have to stick with the Y bs and indoor pools for now. Sounds great to have a community pool nearby for convenience like that.
    I don't know why I didn't use the community pool more last year. It isn't heated, but the water temp is definitely warm enough now.
    Not that Sendero is horribly far...2 miles. But I enjoy swimming with the group there too.

    I need to look up pools near AC for next week. I think the ocean is going to be too cold for me.
  3. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    What a treat to be able to walk to the pool. I'm envious.
    I've been walking the dogs, come home, put on suit then the cargo shorts, walk to pool. I don't like carrying my gear bag...so it is all swimming. I'd feel guilty driving.
    When there's someone who hasn't seen me before at the pool they seem surprised when I take off the cargo shorts on deck

    Are you doing the swim at Cedar Hill SP in a few weeks? I signed up for it ages ago, and I have a hotel booked (that I can cancel) in Mansfield (the closer places were either full or crazy expensive).
    I'm on the fence if I'll go. I could cancel hotel, and I entered back in Dec when I think the entry fee was $30-35, so not a huge loss.
    Have you swim in that lake before? So far my community pool isn't too warm, so I'm hopeful the lakes will still be a decent temp.
  4. tjrpatt's Avatar
    The one pool close to me is closed for the summer and all the nearby swim clubs require a membership to join(I ain't paying like 200 bucks). There is no community pool or drop in rates. I have to stick with the Y bs and indoor pools for now. Sounds great to have a community pool nearby for convenience like that.
  5. flystorms's Avatar
    What a treat to be able to walk to the pool. I'm envious.
  6. Water Rat's Avatar
    Tim sorry to hear about the shingles thing. My brother got them on his 30s! I went to get a shot and was told not under 50. Supposedly it is only good for maybe 30 years or something like that and you really wouldn't want to get it then
  7. rxleakem's Avatar
    No fun, Tim. Glad that it is subsiding for you.
  8. flystorms's Avatar
    Oh man. I've heard it's pretty miserable for a while. I hope you're able to get back to normal again soon.
  9. tjrpatt's Avatar
    Glad the shingles is better. These kids today are so spoiled with their afternoon workout times and non 7AM workout times on the weekend.
  10. flystorms's Avatar
    Omg you are brave!!
  11. Sojerz's Avatar
    Yikes. dark and 21F. I'm crazy, but not sure I would do that. Way to hang!
  12. Sojerz's Avatar
    Yeah Tim. FTF. Should be fun on Friday.
  13. pwb's Avatar
    he signed up for a swim meet in Houston in mid-Feb and is trying to get others to join him. perhaps I'll go, it could be fun with a few teammates.
    You should do it, if for no other reason than mid-February is one of the better times to visit the swamp ... I mean ... Houston.

    Glad you've found a good group to train with.
  14. KEWebb18's Avatar
    Amazing!
  15. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Very jealous, indeed.

    Did you really have to do a 30 minute kick with with your hands out of the water as part of the deep water test? That seems extreme.
    My mistake, I corrected it, it was 30 sec kick. Heck, I think I'd be pretty tired with 30 min of that, and probably wouldn't have done a workout
  16. aztimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl_S
    Very cool. You may be the first forumite to swim in the cube. pwb's going to be envious for sure.
    How was the air quality? My colleagues who go to Beijing, even those originally from the PRC, complain that it is unbearable and say that a trip there is always followed by weeks of UR issues.
    Pollution was around the 220-250 range (out of 500) for the first 3 days I was in Beijing. Then on the last day it was 10-15. I opened the drapes of my hotel room and was like, "wow, I can actually see out there!"

    That said, on the flight back, nearly everyone was hacking, and the flight attendants said that it is always like that when they leave Beijing.

    I did get a cold after, but I seem to get one after most long-haul flights. I have asthma, and didn't notice anything unusual. I even wore contacts and was fine.

    The day out hiking the Great Wall the weather was simply glorious--clear, with visibility 10+ miles, with temps in the low 50s.
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Very jealous, indeed.

    Did you really have to do a 30 minute kick with with your hands out of the water as part of the deep water test? That seems extreme.
  18. Karl_S's Avatar
    Very cool. You may be the first forumite to swim in the cube. pwb's going to be envious for sure.
    How was the air quality? My colleagues who go to Beijing, even those originally from the PRC, complain that it is unbearable and say that a trip there is always followed by weeks of UR issues.
  19. flystorms's Avatar
    Tim that's so cool to have that opportunity. So glad you passed the "test".
  20. ourswimmer's Avatar
    I used to live right by there. If you go in the very early morning, the fish are out. I assume they're trout but what do I know? It's very peaceful, in contrast to the mob scene on a hot weekend afternoon.