I honestly thought that my season was over last week. But then this week, I got a pleasant mail from a swimmer I really respect. She said she was planning on a 6hr qualifying swim for the North Channel. She was sending out this mail to a few competent swimmers she knows. She then separately … Continue reading The season that keeps giving
For those that know me, follow me etc. there is a known thing that I have a tendency to focus on and that is numbers. Whether that is number of miles in a year, number of swims, a new distance number etc. There is one other number that I am not sure other swimmers pay … Continue reading The unspoken goal
So it is often easy for my successes or goals to get lost in the success of the swimmers and people I am lucky enough to surround myself with from the open water family. There are some swimmers I am lucky enough to get to share the water with and hear their stories that blow … Continue reading Recognizing your success and your goals
Every person that takes part in a sport, thinks their sport is the toughest (Except of course for tri-athletes they can't decide on one sport so instead get in the way of everyone taking part in just one, but I digress). While I can't dispute any persons self belief in their sport, I do feel … Continue reading The sound of Silence
Every year it's the same. At some point I lose focus, aches and pains amplify and I struggle to get it done. In 2016 the apathy started earlier, it hit straight after Key west and when I finally finished swim the suck in oct, over the remainder of the year I only managed another 30 … Continue reading End of season apathy
Some swimmers have events they wish to do for varying reasons, this was not a swim on my list. This was a swim on Swimstory Sam's list (while Vermont was all my pushing) After he came to swimming as an adult swimmer, he had done a relay around the island and it stayed with him … Continue reading Key west 2016- Warm water a new challenge
In the words of Pulp Do you remember the first time? I can't remember a worse time. But you know that we've changed so much since then, Oh yeah, We've grown.- Do you remember the first time. The year was 2013, I had lost 50lbs and a friend convinced me to sign up for Big … Continue reading Do you remember the first time?
So where do I start on this, well I chose this as my longest swim to date at 25km versus Key West in 2016 at 20km. This swim excited me, Vermont looked beautiful and I was lucky enough to meet Phil (Race director) at Swim the Suck in 2016. Due to this excitement, my swim … Continue reading Memphremagog
It seems like the best place to start is with the constant question "The Why?" There are a few ways to interpret this question Why swim? Why swim for so long? Why swim in open water? Why keep going further? Just why? Lets try to answer some of these at least from my perspective Why?- … Continue reading The reason why?