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What I’ve Been Doing Instead of Swimming (Snowzilla Edition)

I’m officially in the Chesapeake Bay Swim. Yay! So, of course, instead of training (the pools are closed due to the big hissy fit Mother Nature had all over the mid-Atlantic, I have been doing a lot of shoveling. A … Continue reading

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2016 Race Calendar – Spots Still Open!

It’s officially a brand new year, so I’ve been spending some time trying to figure out exactly what kind of trouble I’m going to get into in 2016. I’ve already committed to spring Masters Nationals, so that goes on the … Continue reading

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My race was cancelled. Now what?

I have been seriously delinquent in my race report for the Bridge and Back 10 miler because, well, there was no race on which to report. Yep. After a full summer of training for this race, a nor’easter decided to … Continue reading

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It’s…Tiiiiiiiiime!!

Almost, anyway. The 10 miler I spent my summer training for happens this weekend. I am excited and nervous. I’m simultaneously wishing the day were here already and wishing I had more time to prepare. I keep second guessing my … Continue reading

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2015 Lake George Open Water Swim Race Report

Last weekend, I got the crap beaten out of me by a lake. I’m not kidding, either. I went up to Hague, NY for the 2015 edition of the Lake George Open Water 10k last weekend, a race I did last … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated to Swim: Summer Edition

One of the hardest things about getting in shape is staying motivated to get to the pool every day. Since my spectacular burnout in college, I’ve had trouble forcing myself to get in the pool on a regular basis for … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Shark Attack Video.

I know this video is doing the rounds all over the Internet right now, but I had to post it. This is why doing an open water swim in South Africa is not on my top ten list of things … Continue reading

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