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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. Workouts 11/05/13: morning and evening

    by , November 5th, 2013 at 10:00 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    200 Fr/200 IM drill/200 Bk/4x50 (b/c down, IMO back)

    kick swim pull with snorkel (board, AP, buoy)
    050 100 200
    100 150 300
    050 100 200

    4 x 100 on 1:30 (first 25 = IMO)
    50 loosen and out
    (Solo/Rec/2500 yds/45 min)
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    Nice swim before loading up recycling as I headed to Chapel at the college. Learned today that through circumstances that I can only attribute to God's grace the heating for the two floors of the school (which currently has none) has been reduced from $250k to around $40k! I finished up with some tiling and now the two third floor bathrooms are about 90% complete with half of the fixtures in place - hearing how God caused the $20k for the bathrooms is another great work. It is so amazing to be a part of how He is moving to make this college a reality, and I am blessed to be here for such a time as this.

    After I drove the dad taxi after school, I went to the college's library and checked out the book sale room. I was able to get a more in depth Bible dictionary, a survey, and three other works for just $3.50 to add to my library - would have cost over thirty on ebay to get the same ones. Very cool. After a small supper, I headed to complete my double:

    200 Fr/100 Bk/100 Kick/100 Pull

    Water Rat's 16 x 150's via slknight:
    1 on 2:30 (1:40 base)
    4 on 2:20
    1 on 2:40 - used snorkel and AP to this point
    3 on 2:10 - did Back - made 'em
    1 on 2:50
    2 on 2:00 (1:20 base)
    1 on 3:00
    1 on 1:50 - 1:44
    1 on 3:30
    1 AFAP - 1:32

    150 loosen and out
    (Masters/Rec/3050 yds/60 min)
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    I did this set a month ago and really liked it. I was a lot faster this time around on the AFAP, almost tossing my supper at the 125 turn. Felt great! I mixed some ice cream with my protein shake and am looking forward to
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