Category Archives: Lake Tahoe Width Crossing

Week Swim Schedule Went FUBAR by Monday @ Noon

It seems like every time that I try to get my life in order, especially in regards to preparing for this swim, everything just gets screwed up. I’ve been extremely busy the last couple of weeks with other stuff so … Continue reading

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Refocusing

I haven’t updated in awhile and because not much has really gone on in my training progress. Partially due to my non-swimming schedule and partially due to a lack of focus and direction.  I haven’t had really a free weekend, … Continue reading

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You Have A Beautiful Stroke!

Deciding to do Thursday Masters practices with Tom has certainly paid off! I did Masters again last Thursday and we continued working on my freestyle stroke.  This time it was mainly getting this “weird thing with my legs” straightened out … Continue reading

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Effortless Swimming with Tom Reudy

Have had a really great and productive week of swimming this week! I’ve been doing some combination of what Jamie had given me for last week’s workouts that was thwarted by a couple of days of rain making my left … Continue reading

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Stairway to Mental Health Day

I really am learning how much my mental state affects my physical state with this endurance swimming. The last couple of weeks have been a bit rough. I went from feeling really good to just feeling really pathetic. I’d been … Continue reading

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Are You Going To Drink All That?

Been back swimming really since last Saturday. Last Thursday I had done a weird workout of 400 yds swim, 20 x 100 yds kick, 500 yds swim. I wasn’t intending to do the 2 swim intervals, but I missed swimming … Continue reading

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Know When To Abort

Workouts this week have been relatively easy yardage-wise, but intensive time-wise.  Each workout have given times to do my intervals (known as “send offs”) which Jamie said to pay attention to.  Started out great with Wednesday’s 20 x 100 yds … Continue reading

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Oh not much, just a brisk 8000 yards swim before work ;)

8000 yards!! OH. MY. SCIENCE. (btw, I stole that “oh my science” from my friend Jesse Silver, a devoted atheist and one of the smartest guys I know) I was the first in the pool this morning just after 5:30 … Continue reading

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Mental Games

Preparing mentally for my swim on Friday. Since my pool isn’t open long enough on Saturday for me to do 10 x 800 yards due to a swim meet, Jamie said to do it on Friday. For me that means … Continue reading

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Takes My Pain Away

Got my weekly workout from Jamie over the weekend. During the week it’s basically 4000 yards each time with preparing for 10 x 800 yds (8000 yards or 4.5 miles) on Saturday!  Today I was to do 20 x 200 … Continue reading

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