Category Archives: swimming

What if you knew this was the last workout you’d ever do?

Here comes Halloween, the night when thoughts of death and hauntings swirl around the minds of millions of people. As a Hallmark Holiday, it may not be taken all that seriously. But as a seasonal celebration with pagan and religious … Continue reading

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Swim time

There comes a time in every athlete’s life when it does no further good to offer up excuses why things aren’t happening like they should. When I started swimming three or four years ago, I could barely manage a couple … Continue reading

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Thought bubbles from the pool edge

The perfect lane I think I’ve found the perfect window for getting a lane at the Vaughn Center pool. It pays to get there after the Early Morning Diehards leave and just before the Slow Paddlers arrive. That means arriving … Continue reading

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Have you ever been broken?

Recently a young runner friend who is just a year out of college made a confession on Facebook. He related his experience with depression and urged others to seek help and counseling. Depression can leave a person feeling defeated and … Continue reading

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Advice from Yoda about finding the Force in the swimming pool

So our Master’s Swim leader Chris (See You In Barbados!) Colburn posted a video from this morning’s session that included a segment with me swimming along, one elbow high and the other, not so much.  As Luke Skywalker once learned … Continue reading

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The swim champion in lane two

I swam next to a state champion in the pool this morning. She’s just graduated from high school and will be going to the University of Cincinnati this fall. One of the coaches in the Master’s swim program described her … Continue reading

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Putting the hammer down

Standing on the starting line of a five-mile race a few years back, I could feel the energy pouring through my body. Training had been going well. I’d done a track workout of 12 X 400 at 60-63 and was … Continue reading

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Was Jesus a triathlete?

The Bible is a remarkable book both in what it reveals and also what it leaves to our collective spiritual imagination. For example, the creation story and the rescue of species from the worldwide floods lists a few “kinds” of … Continue reading

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Jaw-dropping, grossout special edition: swimming in public pools and lakes can make you sick

This week I bumped into two separate stories about swimming in public pools. Both made me feel sick about it. One was an hilariously disgusting piece created by The Onion, America’s satiric news media outlet. Click through to make yourself … Continue reading

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Just call us Podium Boy and Girl

The wonderfully weird thing about endurance sports, especially triathlon, is there’s really no such thing as age and gender when you’re out there on the course. As a sixty-year old dude I realize my fastest days as an endurance athlete … Continue reading

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