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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 07/28/18: morning

    by , July 28th, 2018 at 03:37 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull [plus extra 50]
    4 x 50 on 1:10 descend
    4 x 25 on :40 [b/c odds, stroke even]
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    rd 1: 3 x 50 on 1:10, 1 x 50 on 1:10 fast, 100 ez
    rd 2: 2 x 50 on 1:10, 2 x 50 on 1:20 fast, 150 ez [did 75's on first group)
    rd 3. 1 x 50 on 1:10, 3 x 50 on 1:30 fast, 200 ez [did 100's on fast]
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    2 x 150 yds Paceline swim as group [slow to fast, then fast to slow] for warmdown
    extra 50
    [Masters/Rec/2550 yds/65 minutes]
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    Fun swim with Mary, Greg, Kevin, Jim, and Sean.
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