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    Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    I am getting close to my goal of 500 miles for this year at 68 1/2 years old.
    Are you going to get to the goal you set last Jan. ?
    I have lost 13 pounds along the way.I'm still too fat, but working on it!

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    Not me. I set a 300 mile goal, and missed 3 weeks in May with bronchitis, 3 weeks in July/August with an injured back which tied into taper for Naionals, and 2 week break after that. I will hit 250 miles this week, and I will call that a win.

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    Hey now !!! Try to have a better year next year. Stay healthy my friend!

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    We've switched to more of a quasi-Rushall training approach, and our total yards per week are down from maybe 10,000 a week to maybe closer to 8,000 (divided into three practices). I still try to go for a 4th on-my-own practice on one of the weekend days, but my GTD has definitely taken a significant hit. Quality vs. quantity doesn't register here. I wouldn't mind if my times were decent--but they are slow enough to make me wonder if some major clot has lodged itself either in a heart artery or the will-to-win lobe of my brain.

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    In past years, I succeeded at making my mileage goals; but, this year I am struggling. I was 12 miles ahead; however, I am 7 miles behind at the moment due to hip problems forcing me to scale back. Whether I achieve my goal of 425 miles for the year remains to be seen. On Wednesday, I'm scheduled for an arthrogram MRI, and I may need surgery depending on the results.
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    So far, so good. Am 5 miles ahead of track for the million meter goal.

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    Re: Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    At 174.47 miles I am falling short of my modest goal of 250 miles.

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    I was well ahead of pace while training for Key West and sadly, the wheels came off in August when some issues came up. Now I'm coaching and have very little time to get in the pool anymore. I was aiming for 500 and will probably only get to about 400 if I'm lucky. That's okay though. IT's been a great year.
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    Don't have access to FLOG, so no annual mileage goals. I'm happy about that because otherwise I could feel tensed about missing my goal. Nevertheless 500 miles mark is behind already. I assume I can make about 560 in case I stay healthy. But that was not the purpose - most of all I'm happy that I could decrease my PB by 2 sec on 200m breaststroke SCM.
    I would be happy to achieve this by swimming around 300 miles a year instead of 500. I've read articles by Rushall but I cannot imagine swimming at a race pace all year round . Usually I have 2 taper meets a year and about 2 months before them things are getting really tough. At other periods I work on other things like stroke technique and endurance. I believe this approach protects me from burnout. Logging my workouts and times helps to track the annual progress.

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    i didnt know what to put as this was my first time doing FLOG and im almost double

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    Re: Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunruh View Post
    i didnt know what to put as this was my first time doing FLOG and im almost double
    I'll take some of your yards. I've been out of the pool since about March...

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    Re: Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    Nope. I usually make it to 500 miles, but barely, so this year I upped it to 550. As of today I'm at 398 miles so I'm not going to make 500 let alone 550!

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    I had set mine to 500, but I'm not going to make it this year. With being shutdown from May till late August due to health reasons, I'm just glad to be back in the water again.

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    Re: Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    I should... After this morning's workout I was at 599, and my goal is 650. Unless this darn cold I'm fighting keeps me away from the water, I should make it!

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    Re: Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    500 miles on 11/07/14
    20 miles to my next goal.
    More on that after 20 miles.

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    Re: Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    I've set a goal of 500 for the past 3-4 years and made it every year.
    So far I'm at 477 miles, so barring illness/injury, I should definitely make it. Rather early too. I usually cut it fairly close.

    Someone on my team and I chatted about this after workout this morning. He said he'd like to get to 600. I told him that if I really wanted to I certainly could. But it seems that vacations, biz travel, and then at least 1 illness/injury seem to get in the way. The gym pool is available nearly 24/7 (a bit more limited on weekends), but I really don't like swimming there.

    We also chatted about the merits of the whole FLOG/mileage goal in the first place. I said how it gives me motivation to get out of bed and swim, especially in the winter here. It can get chilly, and swimming outside on cold, dark mornings don't always sound good when you're in a nice warm bed.
    Very few people in my workout group swim in meets, yet most of us use the FLOG or some sort of mileage goals for motivation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm View Post
    It can get chilly, and swimming outside on cold, dark mornings don't always sound good when you're in a nice warm bed.
    The fact that you CAN swim outside in "winter" should be motivation enough! I had a hard time this morning convincing myself to get up and go out this morning in 12 degrees.

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    Re: Will you reach your FLOG goal this year?

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    Nope. I usually make it to 500 miles, but barely, so this year I upped it to 550. As of today I'm at 398 miles so I'm not going to make 500 let alone 550!
    I too usually make 500. The last 2 years I've set the goal at 550 and made 540 or so. So this year I dropped it down to 500. With the big bike wreck, I was out of the water for 6 weeks, so I'm a bit behind at 437.18, as of today (on pace is 442.47). But I should make it to 500, I think.

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    Elaine - let me know what the MRI says about the hip. I have had 4 operations on mine.

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    I set my goal at 800 miles. GTD says I'm 16 miles ahead of the necessary pace. I should make it but pool availability during Thanksgiving and Christmas may start cutting into the cushion I have.

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