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Workout 12/31/12:

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Had a busy weekend at work, as well as some more snow overnight into Sunday so I was able to keep up some drylands in the beautiful cold - just waited for a bit after finishing up before heading inside to admire the quite snow slowly drifting to the ground.

For the second week in a row I was able to get basketball in on Sunday. Last week it was 3x3 half-court for about an hour, and last night was old dudes vs young bucks, 3x4. full-court. I am usually the oldest; we played for just under two hours and won the first game.

Slept in this morning and hit up the rather busy adult swim lanes at lunchtime:

- 200 FR/200 Bk w/u

Go 4 times through with snorkel:
- 100 kick on 1:45
- 2 x 100 FR pull on 1:30 with agility paddles

200 (very broken) IM and then a 100 back with agility paddles

10 x 50 on :45 pull with buoy
- maintained 33-34 throughout

Go 4 times through:
- 50 fast stroke on :60 (IMO by round)
- 100 strong on 1:40

- 100 IM for time: 1:08.8

200 loosen and out
(Solo/Rec/3300 yds/75 min)

My back has been stiff from shoveling and bball, so today was more or less another stretch-out swim. I had notions of 100 x 25 (since that is about my max time limit available to do), so settled on at least 100 lengths.
Mission accomplished.

So, GTD for the year looks like:
My Go The Distance 2012 Progress
261.46 miles swum (=460,165 yards, =420,775 meters).
Made my goal of 250 miles at the BU meet a few weeks ago. I really like the flogging ability that we have with our USMS membership to keep track of our yardage. For comparison, I swam 235.24 miles in 2011 (goal = 200), and 137.17 miles in 2010 (goal = 100). With no planned absences from the pool (vacation or closures) for 2012, I will set a goal of 300 miles. I have already signed up for the USMS 10 mile wave at Kingdom Swim, and if I can get clearance from Lena I would really like to splash in one of the 8 Bridges stages.

Here is to a happy and healthy new year to all of my swimming friends and their families. Many blessings from Vermont.

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  1. Sojerz's Avatar
    Same for you and your family Mike. Great work on the GTD.
  2. swimsuit addict's Avatar
    8 Bridges is great--you'd love it!