Category Archives: Swimming

Podium Finish!!!

The race was yesterday. Yes, I actually came in 3rd in my age group. It was a phenomenal experience to actually have my name called, step up to the podium, get a glass to commemorate the experience, and have a … Continue reading

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Training Dementor

That’s my dirty leg after stopping and talking to someone on my bike.  I guess I should try to steer clear of the chain…. who knew? On Monday I had a date for a bike ride with a triathlon coach. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

The flag is flying for Memorial Day.  This “holiday” has taken on a significantly different meaning for me after my son served and lost friends in Iraq and Afghanistan.   A good percentage of the men in my family have served … Continue reading

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2 weeks, 6 days

That’s me being happy on my bike, after an open water swim.  I have gotten so I love my weekend trips down to the lake for an early morning swim.  Before anyone else is in the water.  The sunlight gleaming … Continue reading

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Mercoledi 

This is my swimming data from yesterday.  It’s pretty bad.  I used to swim 750 meters in less than 25 minutes without even trying.  Thank God I still like swimming because that will make it easier to put in the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: 4 months of Retirement

This is really a journal entry, but this is as close to being my journal as anything, so I will just put it here. I learned some things from taking four months of retirement.  I loved it for the most … Continue reading

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Micro-mini tri

On Sunday, I rode my bike 1/4 of the bike distance. On Monday, I ran/walked 57% of the run distance. Today, Tuesday, I swam 80% of the swim distance. I am in the worst shape with regard to the bike. … Continue reading

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