Category Archives: swim

fueling: U R doin it wrong

I made a huge mistake yesterday morning. In my enthusiasm to pack some serious training into the next two weeks, I under-slept, over-trained and under-ate, coming out of a busy weekend and sailing right into my work week. And I … Continue reading

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getting your face wet

Swimming has to be the most solitary form of exercise. This was especially true when I dropped in for a quick half-mile on Saturday afternoon and was greeted by no one. ┬áRunning is so much fun because you can chat … Continue reading

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mental toughness

Is it fair to say that mental toughness is like 80% of the game in running, tris, and other endurance sports? It all depends on how you look at it. There’s certainly an argument to be made about genetics and … Continue reading

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Ouch. Did you hear me? Have I said it enough times? My right foot and ankle have become the center of my universe and I’m so bored thinking about it and talking about it. But I can’t stop. It’s been … Continue reading

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a triathlete is born: MIM Sprint 2012 conquered

These couple days following the event have been a bit surreal. I worked so hard and built up so much anticipation, the aftermath feels a little flat. I knew I could do it, and I did. Following is a fairly … Continue reading

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That was my 400 meter swim time today. Perhaps the key phrase for calm confidence week is HELLZ YEZ. Feeling extremely confident about beating my 15 minute goal time for the tri. Still a little freaked about the waves and … Continue reading

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calm confidence week

12:09 That was my swim time for 400 meters without stopping tonight in the swim clinic! I have set a loose goal that I would like to finish the swim in 15 minutes. That may seem protracted, but I have … Continue reading

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