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  • It's official, until further notice, I'm retired from swimming
    on May 24, 2016
    I'm still coaching Rush Bluefins, and helping friends by crewing on their marathon swims, and still helping Josh with the Salt Lake Open Water races.  But as for me.  I'm going back to my old love:Table TennisTomorrow will be my last day co...
  • Battling Bronchitis
    on Feb 25, 2016
    OK so I've had a cold for 3 weeks.  I no longer have a runny nose, but the cough is still persisting. I read this document and there are several things I need to do better:Get more sleepDrink more waterLay off the Dayquil/NyquilOne of the points...
  • 2016 One Hour Postal
    on Jan 28, 2016
    Last year was the first year since 2010 that I missed doing a one hour postal, but this year I was not going to let it pass by.  I've only been at solid swimming for about a month and I feel great!  I know I'm not in tip top shop, but not s...
  • Lynette's One Hour Postal training workout
    on Jan 22, 2016
    Got in early and swam this warm up set:     3 x 600's (200 free, 100 back)Then Lynette had Jeff and I swim the following:Warmup: 300 free, 100 kick on back, 200 IMDrill: 8 x 25's breakout free - fast first half, slow to wall on :30Main...
  • The week before the Annual one hour postal swim
    on Jan 21, 2016
    I wanted a butt kicker workout so I came up with one, and fell a little short of the pace I wanted to hold:500 free warmup10 x 100's free on 1:30 (Held 1:21)5 x 200's free on 2:55 (Held 2:50)4 x 400's free on 6:00 (Held 5:50)2 x 800's free on 12:00 (...
  • Review of Garmin Vivoactive
    on Jan 19, 2016
    I'm a fan of the biggest loser show.  I do appreciate the fact that it's promoting wellness, but instead of measuring success purely by the number on the scale, a more productive and useful measure would be a measure of body fat percentage. &nbs...
  • 500 Pyramid
    on Jan 12, 2016
    500 kick with fins 500 bilateral 400 bilateral 500 bilateral 500 pull by 100 on 1:30 400 pull by 100 on 1:30 300 pull by 100 on 1:30 400 pull by 100 on 1:30 500 pull by 100 on 1:30 500 free by 100 on 1:40 400 free by 200 on 3:00 300 fr...
  • 2016 SHAC Pentathlon
    on Jan 10, 2016
    Lucy, Jonas and I went to the Dinosaur museum before the meetLast night we finally made it down to St. George after that 4 1/2 hour drive.  Bruce Schroeder was kind enough to let us stay in a room at his house.  It was neat to wake up to th...
  • Black Diamond
    on Jan 7, 2016
    Yesterday evening I shaved down for this weekend's pentathlon in St. George and afterwards wrote up this workout for Chad and I to do for this morning.DC   | 300 |   CB   | 300 | 200 | 300 |   BA   | 300 | 200 | 100 | 200 | 3...
  • Double take
    on Jan 5, 2016
    This morning I swam at SDRC since I slept in.  Was in the water at 5:40am and did this workout:500 warmup6 x 50's kick no fins3 x 100's back/breast on 2:008 x 100's free strong on 1:304 x 50's back/breast on 1:0010 x 200's free (1-5 pull, 6-10 n...
  • Kirsten's IM workout
    on Jan 4, 2016
    This morning's workout was fantastic.  Had energy, and strength to get through it and lead most of the sets:500 warm up freestyle4 x 50's free on :354 x 50's free on :454 x 50's free on :50200 kick8 x 25's free on :30IM (went last in my lane: Ki...
  • Swimming with Sam
    on Jan 2, 2016
    This morning I coached SDM and had them do the Red Mist workout.  I had to get home to help Jonas with Eagle Scout Service Project, but afterwards went to Rush and Sam asked to go with me.  Here's what I did:1000 warmup: 400 free, 4 x 75's...
  • Welcome 2016
    on Jan 1, 2016
    I have really had a wimpy 2015.  With a total of 221 miles.  Very sub-par for me.  So this year I'm setting a goal to swim 750 miles total.  That's doable, and with my goal of swimming Tahoe this August, I really should be doing t...
  • Early morning swim with Chad
    on Nov 10, 2015
    This morning I planned to meet Chad at the pool at 4:30am so I set my alarm for 3am to make sure I was up and on the road by 3:30.  But Cathi woke me up at 4am and said "Gord are you swimming with Chad?"  I was up instantly and checked my a...
  • Don't forget the big picture
    on Oct 17, 2015
    After last weeek's 6 mile swim I took it easy for a few days, and in my desperation to heal quickly used my HSA account to order four shoulder straps that apply heat and cold to each shoulder.  They arrive early next week.  I rested it this...
  • SLOW relay across the length of Bear Lake
    on Sep 8, 2015
    Yesterday for Labor Day, Chad, Josh and I did a relay swim across Bear Lake.  We each swam 30 minute legs starting with Chad, followed by myself and then Josh, then cycling back to Chad.  We started at 6:45am and swam against a girls team o...
  • Celebrating the first World Marathon Swimming Day
    on Aug 25, 2015
    Today, August 25th is the date of the first successful English Channel swim done in 1875, by Capt. Matthew Webb.  It is suggested that this grand, legendary day be considered as the first World Marathon Swimming Day, being a date we as mara...
  • Causey Monster swim
    on Aug 25, 2015
    In memory of Capt. Webb's finish of the English Channel, I decided to swim the perimeter of Causey Reservoir which resembles a Nessie looking monster.I tried to get a group to go with me, but everyone had other things going on.  Because I had my...
  • More dangerous than Jellies or Sharks
    on Aug 24, 2015
    Ever since February 2010, when I got my first and only ear infection, I've always worn ear plugs when I swim.  That painful experience made me realize that something as lame as an ear infection can potentially do more damage to my body that a ra...
  • It's not personal, it's just business
    on Aug 21, 2015
    Yesterday Josh posted his thoughts on gps assisted goggles.  I thought it was well thought out and expressed and I agree.  I especially think his remark:I think you are much better off spending your money on a good coach who can teach you h...
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