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8/11/09 4:16 P

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I swim 30 laps in 30 minutes...so I would put me in the very slow swimmer too. It was embarrassing Monday. I came to the pool at a different time and there were two very old ladies in swimming...both of whom were FASTER than me...
Since I never swam before December, I am sure I will improve as time goes on. Swimming in the really cold water...Good for you!


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8/11/09 6:49 A

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wow that is awesome, you are much faster than I am right now, but I will keep working towards my goal.


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8/10/09 9:37 P

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Congratulations "OUTOFCONTROL" - I watched part of a triathalon last week with my son, and said I think I'm going to try that until I realized they were swimming in the ocean. That definitely will not fit into my comfort level. Anyway, after the doctor gave me the okay to increase my swimming time, I was able to do 36 laps in 30 minutes today in a 22 meter pool. Prior to my shoulder injury, I was swimming at the community college pool and 72 laps of the width of the pool equalled 1 mile. I was able to finish in 72 minutes and was working on improving my time. Hopefully, I'll be there one day soon, but for now I have to take it slow.

Wish everyone the best in their swimming goals.

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8/10/09 1:34 P

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Swimming slow is not a bad thing. At least you are swimming which is good for your body. I take 2 hours to swim 1 1/2 miles. It's OK. I don't have to be the fastest or the strongest. I only have to do my best, and thank God that I am able to do that.

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8/10/09 10:20 A

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What a really great and encouraging group!! I'm also quite slow in the water, and I'm not competing in anything right now. But, slow and steady wins the race, right???? Good for you for showing up and finishing. Not just anyone can do THAT!!

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8/10/09 3:14 A

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I know what you mean I am swimming 1600 metres or a mile in about 1 hour 10min and I would love to do it in an hour I am going to just keep plugging away I am sure I will break the hour eventually meanwhile I swim in the wake of others

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WOW I'm so totally impressed with you! And I am a competitive swimmer from eons past. I've just gotten back to swimming and feel slow as molasses BUT I get a little faster every week. So will you. You need to compare yourself to only one individual - yourself! Keep swimming. Doesn't it feel wonderful each time you can swim a little further or just a little faster? Doesn't it feel wonderful everytime you do something so good for your body? Your soul? Your spirit? Your mind?

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8/9/09 7:27 P

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Wow! That is completely awesome. I'm a glacial swimmer compared to the folks in my masters swim class, but at least I'm fatter and older... hey wait a minute.

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You did AWESOME! My goal for that kind of swim would be to just finish, and that you did!

I'm the slowest swimmer on my Masters Team and most of the time, the only female (besides the coach). These guys are all so encouraging and the coach has challenging workouts. Been doing it for a year now (the masters team) and I dropped over two minutes on my tri swim time 9 (for 400 meters). Which is a GOOD thing since my bike and run went WAY slower!

But...in time, you'll work in more speed. Form and enduance and then speed.





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8/9/09 12:40 P

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I am proud of you also, great job., great attitude. Just keep at it and slowly you just start to get better because you enjoy it, and that's a big mental help in your training. I was able to knock 8 minutes off my mile swim times from last year so enjoy and keep going, you just keep getting better.


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8/9/09 11:59 A

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Congratulations on doing it! To me that is really the key. I agree that you shouldn't compare yourself with others, compare yourself with yourself over time. The look back can be such an amazing thing. Next year when you do this same race (I hope you do), if you keep this up, you'll beat your time.

My real goal is not to be fast, it's just to still be able to move when I get older!

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8/9/09 11:48 A

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KUDOS to you for not giving up! I often feel that way myself with my running, biking and swimming - - but just remember - - it is your health and life and you have control over! Keep it up! !

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* Jingle Bell 5K 12/4/2010 29:48 (PR)
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8/9/09 9:58 A

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I already knew that I am a "penguin" runner- slow and steady, but I made it to the marathon finish line. I'm not quick on my bike either, but I have ridden 62 miles, so I can endure. I thought that I was a decent swimmer, but not compared to competitive swimmers! So it's looking like I'm going to be a slow fat triathlete.
But I'm not taking away from my accomplishment. Yesterday I finished a 2.7 mile, high altitude, open water swim. Most of the competitors are masters club swimmers, and I cannot compare to them. But I do count myself above the people who didn't even get in the water. 350 were registered and 318 started. I came in next to last in my age group and 240th overall out of about 270 (there were more swimmers, but those wearing wetsuits were not counted in the official results). Still, I am very proud of myself. I was swimming for an hour and 38 minutes in 66 degree water. No matter how slow, I still did it!

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