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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.

Check out my swimmer info page here.

  1. Workout 07/31/18: morning

    by , July 31st, 2018 at 12:12 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Up early and drove across the state line to the Hoosick Falls, NY, outdoor pool for Adult Swim this morning. It's real cheap $1.50 for an hour. I don't get to come here often and sometimes there are lots of activities happening instead of swimming period but today the pool was open and I had a good workout.

    500 swim 400 pull 300 kick
    5 x 100 on :20 sr
    4 x 75 ksp on 1:15
    100 loosen and out
    [Solo/Hoosick Falls/2100 yds/35 min]

    Heading to see the Smashing Pumpkins in concert tonight out in Boston. Really excited to share this concert with my wife, our son, and our nephew.

    Updated August 1st, 2018 at 10:22 PM by rxleakem

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