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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    EWWWW GROSS, I'm out.

    Key RULE:
    "All strokes and turns must be legal."
    any one armed fly or one hand touches on breast or fly automatically, DQ the swimmer. Along with extra freestyle strokes on backstroke.
    My swim was legal.

    I kinda want to do a 6000 IM now for the other postal swim
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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by ande View Post
    EWWWW GROSS, I'm out.

    Key RULE:
    "All strokes and turns must be legal."
    any one armed fly or one hand touches on breast or fly automatically, DQ the swimmer. Along with extra freestyle strokes on backstroke.
    Hey, Ande, if I can do a legal continuous 2,000 fly, That Guy(and a LOT of other people on the Forums) can EASILY do a legal 750 fly if they gave it a chance. I would gladly do this challenge if it weren't for the continue 750 breaststroke!
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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    My swim was legal.

    I kinda want to do a 6000 IM now for the other postal swim
    Yes, That Guy, I know.

    I would even do the 6000 IM for the other postal swim if it weren't for the darn 1500 breaststroke!
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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    I kinda want to do a 6000 IM now for the other postal swim
    Yep, we've lost him.
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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    My swim was legal.

    I kinda want to do a 6000 IM now for the other postal swim
    Mine too!!!

    • Ande has a point. IMHO there is no reason to do a 3000 IM if you are training for the 18 pool events. There is no reason, ever, to swim a 750 fly.

    • At the same time, there is no reason, ever, to climb a mountain, or swim a 4 mile IM. So why do people do it? Because it's there! Yahoo!!!

    That said, I am not too interested in swimming a 6000 IM. For me, the 3000 IM was mostly garbage yardage & I was wasted for a couple of days afterwards. If you can do it, more power to you!

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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1 View Post
    Yep, we've lost him.
    Wait, when did you ever--NEVER MIND
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swimosaur View Post
    Mine too!!!

    • Ande has a point. IMHO there is no reason to do a 3000 IM if you are training for the 18 pool events. There is no reason, ever, to swim a 750 fly.

    • At the same time, there is no reason, ever, to climb a mountain, or swim a 4 mile IM. So why do people do it? Because it's there! Yahoo!!!
    That said, I am not too interested in swimming a 6000 IM. For me, the 3000 IM was mostly garbage yardage & I was wasted for a couple of days afterwards. If you can do it, more power to you!
    Exactly. Sure, there is no reason to swim a 3,000 or 6,000 IM and I suppose it's garbage yardage, but, on the other hand, it is an endurance swim. That's a good thing, isn't it?

    Does every swim have to have a purpose or reason? Sometimes, I think it's fine to do a swim just because; because you want to being the first "because" that comes to mind. But, for me, the fringe benefit of doing a swim like that is it builds confidence. Achieving a goal that I set for myself is always a good thing!
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    Re: The IM Lane

    In thinking about my recent 3000 IM, a possible upcoming 6000 IM, and the upcoming Brute Squad swim (300 fly + 100 back + 100 breast + 1750 free; [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=20984"]Fitness Events and Challenges - U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame]), at some point I remembered The Cumberland (500 free + 400 IM + 300 back + 200 breast + 100 fly; [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=12792"]New Year's swims - U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums[/ame]) and decided that since it's been almost 4 years, I definitely needed to swim it again. So this morning I posted a 19:40 (rough splits: 5:50, 11:23, 15:21, ???, 19:40) and then found in that New Year's thread that I was a little slower this morning that I was back then.

    This challenge should be a bit more accessible than a 3000 or 6000 IM. What say you?
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    Re: The IM Lane

    The 2013 Checkoff Challenge includes the 800 IM

    http://www.usms.org/files/sanction/2...king_sheet.pdf
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    Re: The IM Lane

    A TRUE IM should be 750 of each. I'll try to think of that !!

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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    The 2013 Checkoff Challenge includes the 800 IM

    http://www.usms.org/files/sanction/2...king_sheet.pdf
    Did you have anything to do with this? An absolute outrage!!
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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1 View Post
    Did you have anything to do with this? An absolute outrage!!
    I had nothing to do with it, but I will begrudgingly complete the challenge. RAAAAGE
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    Re: The IM Lane

    Quote Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
    The 2013 Checkoff Challenge includes the 800 IM

    http://www.usms.org/files/sanction/2...king_sheet.pdf
    I'm game, for some pain.
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