Category Archives: Swimming

Mass State Triathlon 2015

I never got around to giving a report for last year’s Mass State Triathlon. It was the weekend before I left for RAGBRAI, and writing up a lengthy post about the race wasn’t at the top of my priority list. … Continue reading

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June Round-up

I’m having trouble accepting that it’s July. It just doesn’t seem possible. Fitness-wise, May and June look a lot alike. The weather didn’t really cooperate for my long rides on the weekend, but I started commuting to work more by … Continue reading

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I Like Big Hills: Quassy Half-ironman

Training for an Ironman is a funny thing. The distances and times involved in the event are so long that, on one level, I sort of forgot that a half-ironman is the longest athletic event I’ve ever done. In the … Continue reading

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Come What May (Round-up)

“It’s the First of June,” I told myself on the way to work this morning. “Huh. I guess it’s time to recap the last month of fitnessy good times.” Between working from home, volunteering, and riding my bike to work, … Continue reading

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Pimp My Ride

It’s the time of the season for riding my bike to and from work. It’s bright in the morning. The temperatures are warm . . . well, warm enough. And the crack in Tommy V’s carbon fiber chainstay is fixed. I’m aiming to … Continue reading

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Swim Selfie

Last month, someone from my college sent me a little gift in the mail. It happened to arrive the same day as some new goggles. Naturally, I had to thank her with a picture of me making the most of … Continue reading

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Impromptu Masters’ Swim Workout

Last week I posed my tri-peep Alex this riddle: “Guess what we call Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Mather house.” Alex thought about it for a moment and said, “I dunno. What?” “Bath day!” She feigned horror and then … Continue reading

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NE Season Opener 2015 Pictures

The always awesome Lisa took these pictures at the NE Season Opener triathlon on Sunday. Click on any of them for a larger version. Aren’t they great?

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Warmer than Expected – NE Season Opener 2015

Sunday, I did my first triathlon of the season. In fact, it was my first race of the year since the biathlon in March. Because it was so short—1/3 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 5K run—it was a pretty … Continue reading

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March and April Round-up

I workout. A lot. It seems to have become what I do. It all started in 2009 when I started cycling and running again. And then it really ramped up when I started doing triathlons. Now, with Ironman training, I’m … Continue reading

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The Scientific Method – Part 1

My little notebook of diabetes and exercise details is turning out to be really helpful. (My own diabetes software tools have been invaluable at aggregating all of the information and helping me retrospectively look at it.) Tuesday night I gathered … Continue reading

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January and February Round-up

My good friend Céline gives a report each month on her fitnessing. It’s kinda cool, so I decided to do the same thing for myself this year. It’s not a competition; everyone should follow her own plan, listen to what … Continue reading

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Whip It. Whip it good!

“Let’s race!” I arrived at the pool on Friday eager to learn a new stroke: the breaststroke. For my birthday last autumn, I received Sheila Taormina‘s Swim Speed Strokes book. I’ve been swimming freestyle for six seasons now, occasionally throwing … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Swim

On Christmas Eve last week, Alex from the pool and I went for a little swim in the Ashland Reservoir. We had hoped to do the same thing on New Year’s Day this year, but we were frozen out. Twelve … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 5:45AM: Episode #213

Things I can’t post about without seeming super creepy #37: Attractive people at morning lap swim. And that’s all I have to say about that.

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