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Category Archives: Swimming

It’s Sad and It’s Sweet

Call me crazy, but there is something almost poetic about spending an evening doing what you love then passing on quietly, without pain, with your head resting in your own arms on the pool deck. Continue reading

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OWS: Your New Favorite Acronym

Remaining calm and controlling your breath are the most important aspects of successful open water swimming. This article discusses some of the tricks to stay warm and how to control your breath in cold water. The word “lube” is used only once. I swear. Continue reading

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140.6 in 2012: Pinch Pennies

Ironman training doesn’t cause you to go broke. Poor planning for Ironman training makes you go broke. Here is what to consider. Continue reading

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140.6 in 2012: Establish Baselines

It is hard to measure progress if we don’t know what to measure it against. Before each major phase of training, it is good to check in, see where you are at and establish new baselines. Here are options for both lab- and field-tests you can use in establishing your own baselines. Continue reading

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140.6 in 2012: Fix Your Weakest Link

This is the fourth in a ten post series on doing your first 140.6 in 2012. The off season is the time work on your weakest of the three disciplines. Here is what to focus on. Continue reading

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25 Things That Shouldn’t Surprise You on Race Day

Long lines at the bathrooms… cat fight in the water… mount line crashes… Sure, we know they’ll happen. It doesn’t stop us from talking about them after the race as if it were our first ever tri. Continue reading

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Product Review – Triton Dry Land Swim Trainer

From the Facebook page Lauren V asks, “Hey coach. Would love to get your thoughts on this.” Triton Swim Trainer My first thought is, “D@mn it. Another million dollar idea that isn’t mine.” But that was not nature of the … Continue reading

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OWS Season Starts Tommorow

<The dangers of cold water swimming> Lake McCarrons measured 65 degrees today! Open water swim season starts tomorrow. It’ll be a cold one.

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