Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Back In The Pool!!

Got back in the water today! Got to the DT Y, got changed, showered and headed to the pool with my laminated workout sheet and water bottle in hand. It was GREAT to be back at it! After I finished … Continue reading

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Honesty Is The Best Policy…

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted. There are several reasons. The primary reason is simply this: I haven’t been swimming. No, I don’t mean I haven’t been swimming much. I don’t mean I haven’t been swimming enough … Continue reading

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Making The “Same” Feel “Different”

As you can imagine, training to swim the English Channel requires…lots of swimming! This morning I made the same old Clocktower Pond feel different. It made my normally enjoyable morning swim even more so today. How can I make a … Continue reading

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Update On “Something Totally Different…Norb & The Tour Divide”

On June 2nd, I wrote to let you all about Norb DeKerchove’s CRAZY attempt to ride, self-supported from Banff, Alberta, Canada, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, USA. Today, I am proud to announce he made it! Yep, 2700+ miles in … Continue reading

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So Long Ironman (For Now)…Hello Swimming Focus!

One week ago, on June 26, 2011, I completed my 3rd and, for now, final, Ironman triathlon. Ironman Coeur d’Alene was an awesome race. I rediscovered what it means to push my body further than I thought possible. My result: … Continue reading

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Kayakers…a Catalina Channel Swimmer’s Best Friend

One of the swims I am contemplating in my training for my English Channel 2013 attempt, is the Catalina Channel. Although this swim will not occur until 2012, I came across an article today by Beth Barnes, a kayaker who … Continue reading

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And Now…Something Totally Different – Norb And The Tour Divide

I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize my “brother,” Norb DeKerchove, who is taking on a challenge as great as swimming the English Channel. (Personally, I think he’s crazier than I am!) Norb has decide to “Ride the Divide.” … Continue reading

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