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Friday, July 24, 2009


It's tempting to get worried about the short-term stuff - today's swim, this season's times, the collapse of training discipline for a spell, the interruption from unexpected events as life happens. The more you worry about those things, the less fun swimming becomes, and the less you can see what really matters, which is something that's over the long horizon. The real test isn't your time in December 2009 in the Belmont pool - the test that you should care most about is how well you swim in the 55-59 age group, and whether you can submit a time at all in the 80-84 age group. It's good to see you're slogging through this period ...

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