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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.

Check out my swimmer info page here.

  1. 02/23/20: One Hour Swim

    by , February 23rd, 2020 at 08:11 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Training has been progressing well, despite the lack of blogging. I am aiming to swim EndWet this June so have been doing a lot of base work.

    Today I rang in 4507 yards, almost as much as my biggest swim 7 years ago. Felt strong throughout and happy to join at least 8 others from our workout group to contribute yards towards New England's bid to return as National Champions.

    1000's: 12:47.73, 25:53.00 (13:05), 39:12.66 (13.19), 52:37.50 (13:24)

    Previous years...
    2019: sick - missed
    2018; 4000
    2017: 4025
    2016: 4393
    2015: 4257
    2014: 4560
    2013: 4565
    2012: 4275
    2011: 3800

    Updated February 24th, 2020 at 11:44 PM by rxleakem

    Tags: ohs
    Swim Workouts , Masters Swim Meets / Events , Timed swims