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Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine

My wife and kids motivated me to get my big belly back into the pool after buying a pair of SwiMP3's for Christmas in 2008. I focused on swimming the Peaks To Portland (Maine) 2.4 mile swim in July, 2010, and have added meets and consistent training since then. I mostly swim on my own because I am only able to get together with the local Master's workout group a couple of times a month. I love the backstroke and short free events, and I have a newly discovered fondness for Open Water, having completed my first 10K in Sept '11 and 10 mile in July '12.


My faith in Christ sees me through the exhausting practices and long hours driving to competitions (well, everything day by day, actually), and helps to keep me grounded in the knowledge that the events are only to give me feedback on how my training is progressing. If you're interested, just ask.

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  1. Workout 02/19/19: evening

    by , February 19th, 2019 at 09:26 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    It's been 10 days out of the water. Last week we had a snowstorm that closed the Rec early and I picked up a nasty cold on Friday which left me on the couch all weekend. I did count for the One Hour Swim, which saw Libby, Matt, Kevin, Jeff, Anne, Greg, Jim, and Carol knock out a lot of yards! I will plan to do mine next week (before the end of month deadline).

    Today I worked all day and just took it easy tonight as the team swam. I did 1300 in 25 minutes alongside my wife, who hit a PR of 700 yds in 30 min.
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