Category Archives: swimming

On Black Holes, Red car doors and being a True believer

I think it’s a fair statement to say that most success in life can be found in stating the obvious. That’s why the Kevin Costner character Crash Davis in the movie Bull Durham taught the rookie pitcher how to spout … Continue reading

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Zen and Karma

Yesterday we explored the yin and yang of being fit. The takeaways are vexing. No matter how fit you are, there are always ways to be fitter. That’s the yin and yang effect. We’re always going round in circles. Or, … Continue reading

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On becoming a grown-ass athlete

In one of those social waves that seem to wash over culture now and then, I’ve been hearing the term “grown-ass” thrown around quite a bit lately. Radio talk show hosts are using the term ‘grown-ass’ to describe all sorts … Continue reading

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What you can actually learn from a world-class steeplechaser

Watching running videos on YouTube can be a great source of inspiration and motivation. It can also be quite instructive. Recently I watched a video celebrating a world-class steeplechaser named Conseslus Kipruto. Like many African distance running athletes, he seems … Continue reading

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Get into the flow of things, share a lane and seal the deal

It’s been busy at the pool this week. Actually, it’s been busy at both pools this week. On Monday the Vaughn Center pool at 6:15 in the morning was all lanes full. This morning Master’s Swim at Marmion Academy was … Continue reading

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Some naked wisdom from the Old Guys at the pool

Many years back when I first took swim lessons with the aim of becoming a triathlete, I swam at a local recreation center attached to a high school.┬áThe pool was a 50 meter wonder once used by the perennial state-level … Continue reading

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Are you ready for this?

This morning I popped the Specialized Venge on the trainer and pedaled for 40 minutes or so. We have a nice room set up for indoor training. There’s a TV and a fan and a place to hang our bikes … Continue reading

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Survival in a cat and mouse world

This morning while removing my wife’s bike carrier from the back of her Outlander, we pulled the metal insert out of the bumper mount and found, to our surprise, a stock of bird seed pouring out of the three-inch metal … Continue reading

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Rocket Bicycle Studio offers a welcome twist on the bike shop experience

Back in June, 2015 I wrote about the remarkable team talent of Jessica Laufenberg and Peter Oyen, owners of Rocket Bicycle Studio in Verona, Wisconsin. Since that last article, they moved the company a couple blocks east into a wonderfully … Continue reading

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A real gorilla in the pool

Last week I speculated on what a swim lesson on Saturday would produce in terms of guidance and advice. Knowing how ineffectual my freestyle swim kick could be, I expected to be told to kick harder. Well, it turned out … Continue reading

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