Monthly Archives: July 2011

Evidence, Wednesday, 6:00AM

Here’s what my Wednesday mornings are like these days: You can see “the rock” behind our heads. That’s 1/4-mile away, making for a nice half-mile swim. Nowadays, I usually swim with the group that heads off to the right making … Continue reading

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Write This Down

A key aspect of athletic training is mindfulness. For the most part, you don’t just go at it willy-nilly. You need a well thought out plan in order to progress, and any activity that involves technique or correct form requires … Continue reading

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The Essential Swimmer

Now reading: The Essential Swimmer by Steve Tarpinian. I need to convince myself to go back to the pool one of these mornings so that I have a nice environment for working on my technique. (The lake is definitely more … Continue reading

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Be Right Back

Hey, loyal readers! The Tour de France is over, which means three things: Congratulations to Cadel Evans. I was kind of pulling for Andy Schleck at the outset, but then Thomas Voeckler won me over, and I was sad to … Continue reading

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Whatever Works: “The Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook”

“When it comes to diabetes, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good enough.” That—or something like it— is what the exercise physiologist at Joslin said. And I agree. Except that I don’t want perfect. I just want … Continue reading

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Learner’s Permit, Friday, 6:00AM

Trying to be a BA-D-Mofo isn’t always as awesome as a basket of kittens. In fact, some days, I think whoever it is that licenses bad-assery is going to take my learner’s permit away. I carry that permit around in … Continue reading

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BA-D-Mofo, Or The One That’s Not Really About Swimming

Hi, y’all! It’s been a few days since I wrote here. In the meantime, Lisa has returned home from Oregon, and we have spent some time together hiking Mt. Holyoke, hanging out in the new backyard hammock, watching the new … Continue reading

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