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  1. tjrpatt's Avatar
    cool, good luck and enjoy! I didn't get a chance to sign up for Nationals due to work conflicts. But, I will try to go up to Lake George and do at least one nationals.
  2. joel schmaltz's Avatar
    Good luck and enjoy!

    Looks like you have quite a busy weekend planned
  3. gull's Avatar
    I think you can go 2:20 or better in the 200.
  4. scyfreestyler's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by gull
    Very cool. Your 100 free was strong. Well done!
    Thanks. That was the best I've felt in a 100 in quite a while.
  5. gull's Avatar
    Thanks!

    No, that was my long course meet for the summer. Couldn't get the time off to go to Cleveland (which is beautiful this time of year, I am told).
  6. The Fortress's Avatar
    Nice job Gull! Are you going to nationals? You'd get to do your 400 free first there.
  7. gull's Avatar
    Very cool. Your 100 free was strong. Well done!
  8. scyfreestyler's Avatar
    You had some nice swims this weekend, Craig. Glad you had a great meet.

    I met another forumite, Nicholas Cirone, behind the blocks before the 100 Free. We raced in the same heat in lanes 5 & 6.
  9. flystorms's Avatar
    That looks like fun.
  10. gull's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scyfreestyler
    Looks like the meet will be well attended with just over 450 swimmers. The weather should be just about right as well. See you on Saturday.
    See you then. I will be the one wearing the Longhorn sweats.
  11. gull's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Safe travels, have fun and swim fast. I hope the pool is speedy and your competition pushes you well!
    Thanks!
  12. scyfreestyler's Avatar
    Looks like the meet will be well attended with just over 450 swimmers. The weather should be just about right as well. See you on Saturday.
  13. pwb's Avatar
    Safe travels, have fun and swim fast. I hope the pool is speedy and your competition pushes you well!
  14. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DanSad
    Was there any extra rest between the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 x 100s?
    No. It gets harder and harder as the rest decreases. I was huffing and puffing pretty bad from 1:15s down. The last 2 in particular were pretty awful.
  15. DanSad's Avatar
    Was there any extra rest between the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 x 100s?
  16. __steve__'s Avatar
    caffeinated?

    A blast of lung air will clear them dropplets
  17. pwb's Avatar
    Looks sweet - swim and surf! Enjoy.
  18. Celestial's Avatar
    Do you know, we APPRECIATE all you guys do for swimming! (I bet you don't hear that enough, do you?) How wonderful it is too, to come to Sarasota, and have all those lovely USAS swimmers time for us! THANK YOU!
  19. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    That's been my experience. I think a lot of this east-west thing, though, is psychological ... at least for me ... as when I go on exciting trips (e.g., Europe, India), I am usually traveling east and am "pumped" and energized for the trip. I think that adrenaline and excitement helps to mask the actual jet lag my body is experiencing. When I head back west and return home to "real life," as stimulating as my life is, there's just not the same energy level (e.g., vs. a vacation) and the normal physiological effect of jet lag are made even worse since I probably "pushed through" the jet lag on the trip itself. I was a virtual zombie for two weeks last fall after coming back from a mere week in India.

    Good luck.
    I'm sure the psychological aspect is a huge component. Though Mr. Fort and Lil Fort seem to be doing much better than me in terms of fatigue. And my difficulty in falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night, sleep inertia are classic jet lag. I'm just hoping not to get sick like I did coming back from Paris. I have no idea how you and Water Rat do so much traveling and still train well.
    Updated July 17th, 2015 at 10:36 AM by The Fortress
  20. pwb's Avatar
    I am really suffering from jet lag. I have little trouble flying east, but really struggle flying west. I know that is the opposite of most people, but so it is.
    That's been my experience. I think a lot of this east-west thing, though, is psychological ... at least for me ... as when I go on exciting trips (e.g., Europe, India), I am usually traveling east and am "pumped" and energized for the trip. I think that adrenaline and excitement helps to mask the actual jet lag my body is experiencing. When I head back west and return home to "real life," as stimulating as my life is, there's just not the same energy level (e.g., vs. a vacation) and the normal physiological effect of jet lag are made even worse since I probably "pushed through" the jet lag on the trip itself. I was a virtual zombie for two weeks last fall after coming back from a mere week in India.

    Good luck.
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