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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 01/12/19: morning

    by , January 12th, 2019 at 02:34 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    I helped do a special coaching session with the high school swim team yesterday that consisted of butterfly technique development and flip turns. Once a year I try to help them out and the kids are generally receptive to having someone hop in the water and show them the correct way to do things. I swam about five hundred yards during the course of the hour along with the kids. Today the Masters group worked on preparing for the one hour swim which we will do in 5 weeks.

    200 swim/100 kick/200 pull (extra 200)
    4 x 50 burst and cruise

    2 x (2 x 25 stroke lesson, 3 x 50 stroke)
    -- backstroke 1st round, breaststroke 2nd)

    8 x 100 on hour swim pace + 10sr
    (I did 10 on 1:30, holding 1:15)

    4 x 25 on :30
    200 loosen and out
    [Masters/Rec/2600 yds/75 min]
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    A good workout with Greg, Jim, Jeff, Melissa, Kevin, Libby, and Mary. I was planning to hold 1:20s on the 100s so next time I do it I will shoot for 1:25 interval.
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