Tag: swim

Treading Water

After finding out last Sunday that the pool I usually swim at was closing down for two weeks, I made my rounds to two of the other facilities in the area that have pools. I was able to obtain a free pass at each one, so I figure hit one the first week and the …

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Moon Over Keuka

My wife rousted me out of bed at 7:30AM to hit the lake for a swim while she kayaks beside me. We usually do that every year and she enjoys cruising along beside me. It was not in my training plan, but a OWS won’t kill me. We always try to get out there early …

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4th of July-Lap Swimming Adventures at the Community Pool

My typical weeknight rides always take me past our local community pool. On Tuesday night(July 3rd) I had noticed that they had a lap lane setup on the side closest to the diving area. I thought “sweet” I can run down there tomorrow and do my normal Wed swim, since the Rodale Aquatic Center pool …

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Lake Placid Training Camp Day 4-The Final Push

The sore blasted in the room at around 5:30AM and I immediately took inventory of the damage done from the long ride the day before. To my surprise, my ability to walk to the bathroom was not hampered in any way. “Could I really not be sore at all from a 7 hour bike ride?” …

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Open Water Swim at Dutch Springs with GPS

On Friday I finally got over to Dutch Springs to try out my new Garmin 910xt with a longer open water swim(OWS). I did use it in the Independence Sprint Triathlon the other week, but that was short and the tracking was a bit off. I was hoping a longer swim would show up better …

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Back in the Saddle Again…

I had finally completed my 2-week recovery and was back in the pool this past week. It felt good to swim again because I felt like something was missing. I started up the strength training with specific focus on core work. I can really feel that this area is lacking with all the soreness. Did …

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Ironman Miami 70.3 – Race Day – Pre-Race & Swim

The alarm clock started to beep at 4:06AM and I quickly made a precision slam of the snooze button for another 9 minutes. I had been in and out of consciousness all night long except for the hour before the alarm clock went off, which I slept the soundest of the whole night. I laid …

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Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3…My First Half Ironman?

From October 2010 until May 2011, I focused on building a solid base of endurance which ultimately ended totaling 2x the distance of each discipline in the half-iron distance per week : Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112, and run 26. … There would be a time trial start for the bike and they would just run down the rows in T1 telling each athlete to go every couple seconds.

The Longer I Swim, The Better I Feel…

http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=http://brianschwind.net/wpblog/?p=190 Today was my Friday off, so I planned on getting in a good swim. We had gotten around 5 inches of snow last night, so running or cycling were out. I started out with my typical 500yds of warm-up and 500yds of drills. For my main set I did a 100-200-300-200-100 pyramid set. Somewhere …

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Training Year Off to Up-And-Down Start

This year promises to be an interesting one with the my journey towards completing my first Half-Ironman at Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3. On a positive note, I was able to pick-up where I left off in the pool after 2 months off. My fear was that I would be starting from scratch, but I really …

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