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February 3, 2020

I had a very solid month of training in January, at least in terms of consistency of being in the water and swim volume/effort.  There were some flashes of faster swimming that encouraged me and today I repeated my 3 x 300 Test Set at my LA Fitness.  I was much improve...

January 27, 2020

The long slog to get back into shape continues and I finally felt just good enough in the water to even attempt my 400 IM Test Set, a workout I created back in 2013.    I was over at the LA Fitness Barrie Cundles location today, in short course yards.  Done well and cl...

December 2, 2019

I jumped into the local LA Fitness 25 yard pool here in beautiful Barrie this morning to re-test my Base Pace:

Standard Warmup (1,750 yards)  

  • 1 x 400: IM, kick-drill by 25s

  • 4 x 100: on 1:30, freestyle swim, descend wearing a Finis snorkel

    • In 2018,...

November 2, 2019

Third time's a charm to restart tracking my training.  I've made a commitment to myself to be in 'old man racing form' by the Masters Swimming Ontario 2020 Provincial Championships in late March.  That gives me four and a half months to get back into shape and two week...

August 2, 2019

The move from Arizona to Ontario has been a most excellent adventure in so many ways, but has also been quite all-consuming.  While I've found a small, but vibrant masters swimming community* and I have been getting in the water a few days a week for most weeks, my tra...

November 23, 2018

Thanks to both my Dad (who is still racing in his 70s) and my coaches growing up, I built the habit of maintaining training logs from an early age.  Historically, those were in notebooks, but for almost a decade starting in late 2008, I maintained a swimming training b...

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