Friday, March 27, 2009

vote for speedo power

vote for speedo power
Originally uploaded by reflexblue

My swim team, Fins Aquatics Club, nêds your votes to advance to the Final Four as Best Local Sports Team.

Please click to vote (UPDATED LINK)

Thank you!!!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

March 2009 Training Log

Saturday March 7: 13 miles
Sunday: 4 miles

Monday March 9: swimming only
Tuesday: 7 miles in the morning, swimming in the evening
Wednesday: chest
Thursday (vacation day): 13 miles
Friday: 10 miles
Saturday March 14: swim
Sunday: 10 miles (fruit loop with Kevin, George & Joe)
47 miles

Monday March 16: swim, triceps
Tuesday: 5 miles in the morning (slow and painful); swim
Wednesday: chest
Thursday: swim
Friday: nothing (attending gay men's chorus concert)
Saturday: swim, biceps / abs
Sunday: 10 miles (2 with Dan, 8 with Joe, Kevin, George, and Frank)
Fruit Loop

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Sunday, March 08, 2009


Falls Bridge, Philadelphia
Originally uploaded by reflexblue

Running for the past year has lost its footage among my priorities. I still enjoy running but often don't have time and motivation for it. I barely ran much since the Philadelphia Marathon last year. 20 miles a week is no longer a norm, it's a rare victory.
Some days I struggle to run 5 miles, especially if I try to keep a 8:00 pace. Well, spring races are coming up, and I signed myself up for 3 races within the next 10 weeks. The 13 mile run at barely under 2 hours yesterday was a good start. Time has come to RUN FOR MY LIFE! Work, sashay shante!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Confessions of a Lane 5 Swimmer

I've been forced into Lane 4 for most practices the past two weeks. I am definitely not getting fast. We have a new wave of new swimmers, and they are a little slower at the moment. Most of my pace buddies from lane 5 moved with me to Lane 4 to make room for new swimmers in Lane 5 and 6. I really can't keep up with Lane 4 intervals yet, so I need to take unofficial breaks to give my body a rest!
Substitute coach Jeff R gave me a good tip: I need to do a full recovery with one hand to allow the other hand time to glide. I need to conserve as much energy as possible or I'd be right back at the end of Lane 5.

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