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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 09/11/18: evening

    by , September 11th, 2018 at 11:49 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Back from shutdown! I actually took the whole two weeks off and did not swim in order to give my body a little rest.

    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull
    10 x 50 on 1:05

    5 x ? on 2:00 (did 150s)
    5 x ? on 1:30 (did 100s)
    5 x ? on 1:00 (did 75s for first , then a 25)
    5 x ? on :45 (did 25's with group)

    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2900 yds/6 min]
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    Good swim with Greg and a new gal Annie.
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