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Trying to get back in the pool this summer, here's hoping. Signed up for a triathlon next year.
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My local lap pool has become overcrowded. It really sucks
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GORDON wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 2:12 pm My local lap pool has become overcrowded. It really sucks
Same here. They have a reservation system and things go fast. Fortunately, we have the neighborhood pool for the summer.

Do you still use that swimming-tie thing at your mom's place?
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Pool just opened, and I was planning on using it.
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Swam 750 yds this morning, first time back. Did a 500, 100 breast, 50 sprint, 100 easy.

Putting my shorts on after swimming, could definitely feel it in my shoulders. Honestly, about 100 yds in they were feeling it.
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GORDON wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 2:12 pm My local lap pool has become overcrowded. It really sucks
You have a pretty big yard... :D
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I need to get back to Speedo shape. My beach trunks are like swimming with a parachute on.
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TheCatt wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:30 pm I need to get back to Speedo shape. My beach trunks are like swimming with a parachute on.
Said fuckit, put the Speed on anyway. It... didn't burst.

Swam 1000 yards, felt good to be faster.
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4th time out swimming today. Decided to go for a continuous 1000 yds, longest before had been 500 yds.

Hit 1000, and was feeling good, so went for 1200. Hit 1200, and felt good so kept going to 1500. At 1500, figured - Hey, may as well go for 1800 yds (a mile).

1800 yds 32:00, not bad.
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At the beach, so only have a half distance kinda pool. Did arm only swims. And then did arm only single length sprints (10s each). Wore my arms out pretty quickly.
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TheCatt wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:23 am 1800 yds 32:00, not bad.
30:50 today. But man I feel tired afterwards. Also, got a new Garmin Swim 2 watch. Tracks HR underwater which is kinda neat. I used to have to pause and take my pulse to get my rate. HR averaged about 145 for the mile.
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TheCatt wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:46 am
TheCatt wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:23 am 1800 yds 32:00, not bad.
30:50 today. But man I feel tired afterwards. Also, got a new Garmin Swim 2 watch. Tracks HR underwater which is kinda neat. I used to have to pause and take my pulse to get my rate. HR averaged about 145 for the mile. SWOLF of 36
29:38 today. Garmin says my HR avg'd 128, which seems low for that much exercise. I certainly couldn't have pushed myself harder, but maybe that's just a function of my arm muscles. SWOLF of 34, 1:39/100 yds.
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Our youngest (10) and I did a 0.5 to 0.6 mile swim today in open water (lake). Was about 50 degrees outside, water was around 76, and felt pretty cool. Mostly nice, but my feet were cold. I swam slowly to stay with her, and we finished in about 17:30. A group of women from the UNC water polo team were in our heat of 24 people, and stomped the group. The fastest was 10:30.

Only four dudes entered, so I won the men's group and won a glass! (24 entrants, 20 women, 4 men)
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I had originally signed up for the 1 mile swim, but downgraded when my daughter wanted to swim it so we could swim together. We swam together for the majority, then I sprinted the end bit a little.

I have to enjoy this time while I can still win :)

Overall, she did well. We swam a decent amount of breaststroke (10 to 20%) as the lake was a little ripply (few inches) for sighting buoys and breathing.
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Yeah it’s a shame that cold front couldn’t wait a couple more days for you…was like mid 80s on Friday yeah?
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thibodeaux wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:19 pm Yeah it’s a shame that cold front couldn’t wait a couple more days for you…was like mid 80s on Friday yeah?
yeah, was pretty warm Saturday too unti the front hit. Oh well, at least it wasnt cancel ed by a hurricane like some previous years!
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