Category Archives: Training

Posts dealing with training for the English Channel

What Was I So Afraid Of?

I have been considering swimming with a USMS Masters swim group at my local YMCA. The group meets most mornings, but on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the swim is in a 50-meter pool. I like the idea of swimming 50 meters … Continue reading

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In A Rut?? Change It Up!

I swim between 3 and 5 days a week right now. (This is in addition to my bike and run training…at least until Ironman Coeur d’Alene on June 26, 2011!) I really like swimming in the early morning hours; it’s … Continue reading

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It Is Always Good To Check The Long-Range Plan!

As you know from a previous post, I am being coached for my English Channel 2013 attempt by Marcia Cleveland. One of the very first things Marcia did for me, way back in August 2010, was to put together a … Continue reading

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1st Official USMS Postal Swim Done…Sort Of

Well, today was the day for me to complete my first USMS (United States Masters Swimming) “1 Hour Postal” swim. This swim required me to swim as far as I could in 1 hour. The “postal” refers to the fact … Continue reading

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