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  1. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Most excellent meet and I'll add my props for swimming the 200 fly, as well. However, while I agree you could go faster, I think you'll find it more enjoyable if you were to back off the first 50 more and aim for something like 0:39 - 0:43 - 0:44 - 0:44 (1:22 - 1:28) to get to that 2:50 time.

    I'm with you on trying to stay in better shape "between seasons" so it's not a re-building effort from ground zero. Back in my youth, I used to adore taking 2-3 weeks of sheer nothingness after long course season, but it would only take me a few weeks to bounce back after that. I can't afford that kind of gap as I get older.

    For SCM, Ron Johnson meet should be the November 15th-16th weekend. AND, since you've done the 200 fly, you may as well add a good, open water swim to your repertoire and come out for the Mesa SCM meet on Sep 27th and our State OW champs on Sep 28th (see http://azlmsc.org/events/ and http://www.azopenwater.com/#!az-stat...pionship/c1pl8).
    Hi PWB!!! YES!!! I have the Ron Jon penciled in and chowsh will be making her pilgrimage to pick me up at Sky Harbor, tee hee!!!!!

    I started making a third closet (one at home, one in Breck, CO, and now finally getting smart and starting my own stash at chowsh's!!) so I already have a pair of warm Uggs and sweat pants waiting for me in Chandler. Finally we know what to get each other for xmas and birthdays - duplicate clothing at each other's house! I might ask for a parka this year. Heck, maybe even a fastsuit and leave it there! And one can never have too many pairs of clean underwear and socks! I'd like to get to the point where I can just board the plane with just my purse and stolen scooby snacks from the AA Admiral's Club. I can afford a muffin, even at airport prices, but they aren't as satisfying unless scrumpled in a napkin in your purse that you swiped for free.

    I'm quite sure I will sit out of open water swims, having checked off Alcatraz and LJRWS from my bucket list. tee hee!!
  2. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Great job! I wish I'd have met you there. Maybe another time, huh? We're in the same age group, but you're obviously a sprinter to my distance. I think we only overlapped in the 50 free.

    Congratulations! You're awesome!
    Maybe we will meet at the Baylor SCM meet!!
  3. pwb's Avatar
    Most excellent meet and I'll add my props for swimming the 200 fly, as well. However, while I agree you could go faster, I think you'll find it more enjoyable if you were to back off the first 50 more and aim for something like 0:39 - 0:43 - 0:44 - 0:44 (1:22 - 1:28) to get to that 2:50 time.

    I'm with you on trying to stay in better shape "between seasons" so it's not a re-building effort from ground zero. Back in my youth, I used to adore taking 2-3 weeks of sheer nothingness after long course season, but it would only take me a few weeks to bounce back after that. I can't afford that kind of gap as I get older.

    For SCM, Ron Johnson meet should be the November 15th-16th weekend. AND, since you've done the 200 fly, you may as well add a good, open water swim to your repertoire and come out for the Mesa SCM meet on Sep 27th and our State OW champs on Sep 28th (see http://azlmsc.org/events/ and http://www.azopenwater.com/#!az-stat...pionship/c1pl8).
  4. flystorms's Avatar
    Great job! I wish I'd have met you there. Maybe another time, huh? We're in the same age group, but you're obviously a sprinter to my distance. I think we only overlapped in the 50 free.

    Congratulations! You're awesome!
  5. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Yes, great meet. I'm the most impressed with the 100 fly. Were the events over 1 or 2 days?

    I agree about long course. I need to breath much more in the 50s than short course.
    Hi Fort! It was a 2 day meet. 50 back/100 fly the first day, then 50 free/200 fly/50 fly. I scratched the 50 breast because it was right before the 100 fly. Hope you are doing well after vacation!!
  6. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Water Rat
    Excellent meet chowmi. What a stud for swimming the 2fly and with zero LCM training! great times. Congrats.
    Thanks!! I decided life was too short to train LCM, so my plan this year was to just suffer through it at the meet and avoid LCM practices altogether. I still did pretty good, and some extra tenths here and there and a painful 3 minutes of fly was ok with me, versus hours of LCM workouts, yuck! tee hee!
  7. The Fortress's Avatar
    Yes, great meet. I'm the most impressed with the 100 fly. Were the events over 1 or 2 days?

    I agree about long course. I need to breath much more in the 50s than short course.
  8. Water Rat's Avatar
    Excellent meet chowmi. What a stud for swimming the 2fly and with zero LCM training! great times. Congrats.
  9. chowmi's Avatar
    Finally got the car back - our Cadillac dealer couldn't find anything wrong with it, grrr! We are going back to Breck around 07/01-ish....in my car!
  10. __steve__'s Avatar
    Bummer about your trip. I remember I once visited CO about 25 years ago and my AC went out and had to go to a GM dealer to get it fixed.

    They really should've diagnosed your problem however if they tried properly
  11. aztimm's Avatar
    haha, and somehow I nearly missed this post

    chances of finding 4 biz class seats on the same plane for award is going to be really tough. I'd snag the 2 if you can, then grab 2 more if they open up.
    let me know if you need miles, I may be able to help (have tons of US miles)

    are you coming out to AZ for any summer swims?
  12. chowmi's Avatar
    Hi steve!

    No, for the Breck Rec Center 50 mile club you have do the swims there for it to count! That's why it takes so long. I go 2 or 3 times a year, so it will take a while to get to 50 miles!
  13. __steve__'s Avatar
    You are at 23 swimming miles for the year and still maintain top ten swimming?
  14. flystorms's Avatar
    Heck yeah! Enjoy business class~!
  15. __steve__'s Avatar
    Yeah, sub 30's is really moving! Appears USRPT is not zapping any power for 50s
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    You sound like me this summer. Trying not to fall too far out of shape for the fall.

    Of course the girls can sit in economy!

    That is a really good 50 free practice time.
  17. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    I was so busy racing and cooling down on Saturday that I completely missed all of those races, but I saw your IM on Sunday and thought that looked great. I was expecting to watch you rock the 50 free, so was disappointed not to see that.

    I am glad you had a great time this weekend - come back next year and bring some more DAM people along.

    Tell your sister she's an awesome official saint - I see her working so many meets, age group and Masters -- it's impressive.
    I got to swim next to Misty Hyman in the 100 IM! That was a very strong race for me! I had to skip the 50 free and 200 breast to rest up for the 100 back. For some reason, the 100 free and 100 back take so much more out of me. Great to see you! I'll certainly be back to AZ!!!
  18. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    Splendid racing!



    Does this also mean no LCM racing this year?
    haha! no, I will race LCM, but not make a serious effort to train LCM. It will be good to just get up on the blocks and go, but not take the summer too seriously. I'd like to do another round of P90X and just swim indoors!
  19. chowmi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1
    Nice job Michelle!! You even beat me in the 200 fly this weekend! ;-)
    Did I really???!!! Well, it would be fun to swim it together some time! Maybe another AZ meet!!
  20. pwb's Avatar
    I was so busy racing and cooling down on Saturday that I completely missed all of those races, but I saw your IM on Sunday and thought that looked great. I was expecting to watch you rock the 50 free, so was disappointed not to see that.

    I am glad you had a great time this weekend - come back next year and bring some more DAM people along.

    Tell your sister she's an awesome official saint - I see her working so many meets, age group and Masters -- it's impressive.
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