Lane 1 - SwimOutlet.com posts "The Training Arena - Q&A with Caitlin Leverenz. Here is our monthly SwimOutlet.com blog featuring a Q&A with an Arena athlete talking about all things training! November's edition features 22-year-old Caitlin Leverenz, a 2012 Olympic Medalist and NCAA athlete at University of California Berkeley."
Lane 2 - Daily Mail posts "'What's up with Rebecca Adlington?' I'm A Celebrity viewers grow more concerned as Olympic swimmer is exempt from her THIRD Bush Tucker trial. Some have suggested Rebecca, 24, is pregnant, although her fiancé has denied the claims on Twitter. Another mooted theory is that she is claustrophobic and that is the cause of her being ruled out on medical grounds, after admitting to a fear of small places before the show."
Lane 3 - A+ Services posts "The Swimmer. Not all swimmers are the same, just like all plumbing, septic and electric companies are not the same."
Lane 4 - Chicago Pride posts "Most Fabulous Santa Speedo Run Returns to Boystown Dec 7. On December 7th the streets of Boystown will once again be filled with scantily-clad Santas, randy reindeer and other holiday hunks running through the chilly streets of Chicago's gayborhood to raise money for the Center on Halsted."
Ugh. I haven't swam in 18 days or is it 19 days? Either way it's been way too long. Too many excuses and not enough swimming. But I forced myself to the pool this afternoon for a "sorta swim workout".
200 Pull w/o Paddles
200 Pull w/ Padles
400 KICK w/ fins, yeah a 400 kick. Me, the one who hates kicking!
12x75's Freestyle Pulling w/Paddles breathing every 4 on 1:15
I know not much. Hey I taught two spin classes this morning. I got some new swim toys from SwimOutlet.com that I'll be reviewing later this month for my Holiday Swimmers Gift Giving Guide. A little preview was that 400 kick! Here are three products that I tried today:
I'll do a full review later but I do like those fins! I don't have my splits for the 8x75's as my watch seemed not to be working. It reads only 1x75 and then splits of very short periods of time like 10 seconds or so. I was finsihing them up on about a minute. Not fast but just trying to build myself to do a real workout this weekend.
My Progress for Go The Distance 2013 Month Total Distance Jan 6.96 miles (=12,250 yards, =11,201 meters) Feb 6.25 miles (=11,000 yards, =10,058 meters) Mar 2.50 miles (=4,400 yards, =4,023 meters) Apr 7.02 miles (=12,350 yards, =11,293 meters) May 7.10 miles (=12,500 yards, =11,430 meters) Jun 12.10 miles (=21,300 yards, =19,477 meters) Jul 13.44 miles (=23,650 yards, =21,626 meters) Aug 8.96 miles (=15,775 yards, =14,425 meters) Sep 12.07 miles (=21,250 yards, =19,431 meters) Oct 3.24 miles (=5,700 yards, =5,212 meters) Nov 0.91 miles (=1,600 yards, =1,463 meters) Total 80.55 miles (=141,775 yards, =129,639 meters)
Ugh! October was really sad for swimming! I'm going to force myself to break October's yardage this month. It can't get much worse!
Lane 1 - Miami Herald posts "International Swimming Hall of Fame looking for a new home. After 50 years by the beach, the International Swimming Hall of Fame plans to close its headquarters and museum when its lease expires in 2015."
Lane 2 - Shalom Life posts "Israel's Flag Painted White on Qatar TV. When Israel's Amit Ivry won
the silver medial at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 in Doha, her name appeared next to a white flag. On Monday evening, the second day of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 in Doha, the Israeli flag disappeared from the live broadcast from Qatar on several occasions. Instead, a colorless flag was displayed alongside the names of the Israeli swimmers."
Lane 3 - Baltimore Business Journal posts "'Out-of-shape' Michael Phelps is training again, coach says. Michael Phelps has been training for about six weeks, perhaps — but not necessarily — foreshadowing a return to competition. Phelps’ coach, Bob Bowman, told Agence France-Presse
that Phelps trains at his facility in Baltimore every now and then."
Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "British Gas: the brand that tried to buy swimming. Rather than dropping prices, the energy giant uses a partnership with one of our favourite sports to 'transform consumer attitudes' and win over 'detractors'. Excuse me while I projectile vomit."
Lane 5 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "James Magnussen excited by prospect of working with new swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren. World champion swimmer James Magnussen hopes the appointment of Dutchman Jacco Verhaeren as Australia's head coach can help turn his London disappointment into Rio Olympics gold. Having underachieved in collecting silver in the men's 100m freestyle at last year's London Games, Magnussen rebounded to grab gold at August's world championships in Barcelona."
Lane 6 - Herald Sun posts "UAE medal swag for Aussie swimmers Kenneth To and Bobby Hurley at FINA World Cup. TRAINING partners Kenneth To and Bobby Hurley have raced off with a 16-medal haul from their World Cup campaign in the Middle East after a successful final night in the pool in Doha."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Turns - Deep Pushoffs. If you want great underwaters, you have to start with the right angle. Here's a drill that's fun for kids, and teaches good habits."
Lane 8 - The Telegraph posts "Life coach: can I swim without earplugs? Our health experts answer your questions. This week: a swimmer's ear problems and losing weight with IBS."
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