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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 09/29/18: monring

    by , September 29th, 2018 at 02:02 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 free/100 kick/200 pull (+200 pull extra)
    4 x 25 burst and cruise together

    Broken Mile - all on :15-20sr:
    3 x 100 (on 1:30)
    4 x 150 (on 2:15)
    3 x 200 (on 2:50)
    3 x 50 (on :45)

    100 easy
    200 free for time (2:15.03 - last event of the virtual swimtathlon stage three events)
    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2950 yds/60 min]
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    Another well-attended practice with Greg, Meg, Libby, Rebecca, Mary, and Kevin. The broken mile (or Davis mile) is generally well received by the group even though it ends up being a lot of swimming on your own.
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