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    Janet Evans Interview

    Last night an interview with Janet Evans aired on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. She is, as always, composed and engaging. Enjoy.

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    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/...ns/?show=13216

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    Re: Janet Evans Interview

    That's a great interview, thanks for posting it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobinator View Post
    That's a great interview, thanks for posting it!
    Ditto that.

    I think, though, given what she describes as her training regimen, that all of us in the "Go The Distance" challenge should be very glad she's not clocking her mileage in here.

    I'd really love to see her make the Olympic team, but, more than that, I hope she becomes a regular on the USMS scene and starts swimming Nationals and other meets over the rest of her swimming lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    Ditto that.

    I think, though, given what she describes as her training regimen, that all of us in the "Go The Distance" challenge should be very glad she's not clocking her mileage in here.

    I'd really love to see her make the Olympic team, but, more than that, I hope she becomes a regular on the USMS scene and starts swimming Nationals and other meets over the rest of her swimming lifetime.
    10 miles a day...she says it like it's nothing to her!! Joking about it even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1 View Post
    10 miles a day...she says it like it's nothing to her!! Joking about it even.
    <---- reading this with an ice pack on my shoulder because I did 4 yesterday and 2 today.

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    She seems like a genuinely good person. Really hope she makes it. Dara set the stage. If Janet makes it, the fluke factor will be thoroughly kiboshed, and lots of people will start looking at aging differently--and swimming as a fountain of youth.

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    She seems VERY sure of her chance to do trials & hopes to make the team. I'm sure that she will make those of us that have followed her times proud that a 40 year old mom can come back! GO JANET !!!!!!!!

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    I love it! Janet took me out for my 21st birthday when we were living in Austin at the same time. Always a fun girl. I hope she makes it and swimming changes millions of heads as a result.

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    I would really like to see her make the team. Her style is really unusual and goes to show there isn't only ONE specific style that works.

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    I'm amazed that she can do doubles six days a week and keep going. Is she a machine?

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    I know one thing. That girl could drink us male swimmers under the table. She is a machine.

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    I loved the part where she thought about all the other things she could have got involved in - volunteering, PTO etc, but decided to swim instead. I'm right there with ya Janet, but only for 10 miles a week!
    30something and way too young for my times

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    If I remember --- she swims with a straight arm recovery, but has a great under water pull, hence her records!

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    Nice story, thanks for sharing.

    Do you think she'd ever consider open water distance swimming outside of the pool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamueller View Post
    Nice story, thanks for sharing.

    Do you think she'd ever consider open water distance swimming outside of the pool?
    Almost like asking a road cyclist if they're into mountain biking. Different sport entirely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaadams1 View Post
    Almost like asking a road cyclist if they're into mountain biking. Different sport entirely.
    Yeah, but Lance Armstrong has dabbled in both!

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    I guess you never know what anyone will do. I never thought I would do open water swimming and I have learned to love it.
    I hope she sticks with swimming no matter what happens at Trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamueller View Post
    Nice story, thanks for sharing.

    Do you think she'd ever consider open water distance swimming outside of the pool?

    She was a guest speaker for the Negaunee-Ishpeming, MI, 2 1/4 mile "race" for diabetes. The host tried to persuade her to swim it. She politely, but very firmly declined. That was about 2 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickYoung View Post
    She was a guest speaker for the Negaunee-Ishpeming, MI, 2 1/4 mile "race" for diabetes. The host tried to persuade her to swim it. She politely, but very firmly declined.
    She's a So Cal girl. I'm sure the idea of diving into a lake in Michigan's UP--summer or otherwise--scared her to death!

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    Janet lowered her OT cut by 2 seconds tonight in the 800 free. Just that much closer now.

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