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I swim, therefore I am

Frank D Totten

Swimming is an activity I just like to do. Participation and competition in organized events are good and so is the exercise. But most of all, moving through the water is what I like the best. After years of stroke skills development I am always striving to improve.

I swim at Fort Myers Aquatic Center, FMAC, Florida Gulf Coast University, (FGCU) Aquatic Center mostly on my own with guidance from Coach Chuck Slaght. When rare occasional circumstances require being close to home, I swim at the Catalina lsle Community HOA Pool. More about me...


  1. Friday, November 30, 2012

    by , November 30th, 2012 at 01:45 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 72, pool at 80, 100% water clarity.
    Partly sunny with humidity at 66%

    Warm up:
    1x300 as 50FR/50BK

    *Set 1*
    1x5000 FR for time with 500 splits
    1. 5:56.6
    2. 6:01.2, 11:57.8
    3. 5:58.5
    4. 5:59.0, 11:57.5, 23:55.3
    5. 5:58.5
    6. 5:59.1, 11:57.6, 35:52.9
    7. 6:00.4
    8. 6:04.8, 12:05.2, 47:58.1
    9. 5:58.4
    10. 5:52.2, 11:50.6, 59.48.7


    Warm down:
    200 EZ Swim

    Comments:
    • During warmup I felt the best so far this week, which I think is partly due to getting more protein in my meals, and my sleeping has improved.
    • Set 1 - This is my best 5000 SCY swim in about 17 years going under 60 minutes. My goal was to be at 1:12 pace per 100 or faster. I am really encouraged by the results, although I did get ragged during the 4th 1000, the last 500 was solid. As soon as I showed up on the pool deck, Coach suggested doing it, and then lifeguard Colleen offered to take my splits, since her shift was over(I think it was a planned conspiracy).
    • I have reached my USMS 2012 GTD Goal of 606 miles with an current pace of 607.15 miles as of today. So the week that started out really awful ends up being pretty good.

    Updated December 1st, 2012 at 01:29 AM by fdtotten

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