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Category Archives: 2017 Season

Off-season training

October 15, 2017 | 2017 Season | Permalink

Season is over now, and I’d promised some ladies at work that I’d join them in their boot camp class after the season was done, so, had to stick to my word. Oy! I’ve only done two classes since Sochi and that’s because after the first my calves hurt so much I didn’t want to […]

Pictorial tour of the Sochi Swim Festival

October 9, 2017 | 2017 Season | Permalink

As discussed previously, I spent last weekend in Sochi, Russia, for the end-of-season swim festival put on by the wonderful folks at the Champions Cup. I went down to Sochi with my daughter, who acted as our collective crew, and two friends from work, Jen and Sabrina. I competed in the 5.5k while they competed […]

Sochi Swim Festival

October 7, 2017 | 2017 Season | Permalink

I’ll do a post of pictures from my swims in Sochi, but wanted to do a quick post about how we did. Went down to Sochi last weekend with two work colleagues (Jen and Sabrina) to take part in the Sochi Swim Festival, organized by the Champions Cup folks. I signed up for the 5.5K […]

Great weekend of swimming

September 4, 2017 | 2017 Season, Coaching, Spirit of Marathon Swimming | Permalink

Managed three days at the lake over this wonderful 3-day weekend, 9.12 kilometers. Even better was that I had company each day! Open water is definitely more fun with others. On Saturday and Sunday I took my friend Jen back to the lake. She’s a glutton for punishment, having done three days of “boot camp” […]

What a difference 3.3 inches makes

September 1, 2017 | 2017 Season, Science! | Permalink

I’ve made a concerted effort to make better use of my daughter’s school’s pool this year. It is right next to where we’re living, a whole 300 meters away maybe. How can I pass up a SCM pool that close? Especially when the alternative is the weirdly-shaped Russian one that requires three laps to do […]

More pictures from Manhattan

July 30, 2017 | 2017 Season, Iconic marathon swim | Permalink

Finally downloaded pictures from my kids’ and wife’s phones from our NYC trip. This’ll be a picture-heavy post, with comments along the way. Enjoy! Of course, marathon swimming is a team sport. I couldn’t have done it without my crew. And my kids, the best crew a dad could ask for. The family and I […]