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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blast From The Past

I feel kind of free since my big race of the year is done in January.  Now, it's like I can do whatever I want.  I'm trying out Big Baz's Winter Trail Series now.  The next one is this weekend.  I altered my workout schedule a bit, so as to rest before the race.  And instead of Monday being my regular "rest" day, Friday is “rest” day this week.  Monday became gym day (elliptical and strength training).  Then I ran early in the week, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Today, Thursday, I had the joy of swimming.  After some strength training at the gym I swam 2200 yards (2011.68 m or 1.25 miles).   I feel great.  My skin is tight, my eyes a little droopy.  I really like my swim days.  Don't do them often enough.

Motivated by Johann's “Throwback Thursday,” here's a picture way back when I used to swim more.  High School Swim Team picture from my sophomore yearbook.  Can you figure out which one is me?  Looks like a motley crew if you ask me.

swim team


  1. I love trail series! We have a winter and summer series. I did the winter series last year but I'm skipping the summer series because my running schedule is full as it is. Love the photo! I was on the high school swim team as well. I should go look for a photo...think I have a 1981 one somewhere. Thanks for the shoutout!

  2. Thanks Windnsnow. I hope that I can get back into the pool again before the month is over.

  3. Thanks Johann. How funny that we were both on a high school swim team in '81. It doesn't seem like that long ago. When I did the math, I was a shocked that this picture is 30 years old!!

    Loving the Winter Series too. There's another one going on that my kids really want me to do, because they love that wilderness park -- so I just may jump series when this one is over : )

    As for the summer series, we've got one too. I ran it for a couple years. But it's a 6 in the evening race, and I just can't hack that. I'm a morning runner : )