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Old 01-18-2011
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Grant, when and where is your LCM meet? I have tentative plans to swim Canadian Nationals in Montreal May 20-23(?) because it's LC and because it's an easy drive, and as an excuse to visit Mntrl.
Terry,

USMS forum members from Canada are saying that the meet this year will be SCM instead of LCM.
The federation hasn't put any information up, so it's hard to say one way or the other.
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Old 01-18-2011
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Terry,

USMS forum members from Canada are saying that the meet this year will be SCM instead of LCM.
The federation hasn't put any information up, so it's hard to say one way or the other.
You correct in that the Canadian Masters Web site is saying it is SCM. They dont have the meet package on line yet but I imagine that the pool has to be booked well in advance so the likelyhood of a change is slim.
Will give give the website for continuing updates
www.mymsc.ca
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Old 01-19-2011
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Your friendly competition and goal to swim 8 miles in open water are both healthful initiatives. Beyond the goal of steadily adding meters to your long swim, do you have a strategy for improving through efficiency gains?

Because untutored human swimmers were found to be as little as 3% energy efficient (dolphins are 80%) diverting up to 97% of energy and horsepower into something other than locomotion, your opportunities for gaining endurance are far greater in reducing energy waste than in increasing conditioning.

Most of the energy waste comes because we move around in water, or move the water around, rather than moving through water with a sleek, stable bodyline.
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my goal is to do an open water swim next august. it's an 8 mile swim.
Hi folsb60. Where is the 8-mile swim you're planning? I'm looking for an event about that distance.
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Old 01-19-2011
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Hello everybody:
It would be great to swim at this pace: 1'30" for 100m at least for 400m. Actually I can sustain this ritm for 150 mt when my TT is setted at 0.98

another goal is: a confortably swim style in my 25meters pool with 16 strokes without "dead spot" as at present.

My personal best on 400m is 6'21", I'm 46years old

( PS sorry for any mistakes my english is not very good, thanks to all for all suggestions )
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Old 01-20-2011
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Today's blog tells why I get all the Arduous Experience and Cognitive Difficulty my psyche craves, when I train for and compete in Masters pool races.
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Old 01-20-2011
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Default Goals for 2011

1. Be more mindful of setting and working within a set of goals going forward.
This may appear counter intuitive to the question, but until now my focus
has been more on singular issues with no real long term goals.
2. Work on increasing distances while increasing tempo.
3. Put goals to paper and record progress.
4. Continue the practice of constant improvement.
5. Swim a 35 min mile and a sub 75 min two mile.
6. Get to the pool and establish a base line.

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Old 02-02-2011
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Hi folsb60. Where is the 8-mile swim you're planning? I'm looking for an event about that distance.
Thanks,
Katie
hopefully, if i can qualify for the event, the boston light swim. it starts at boston lighthouse and ends at south boston. i'm new to this kind of swimming, don't expect to win, but would be great to complete it.any advice?
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Old 02-02-2011
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Terry et al,
I must admit, I feel somewhat remiss at not having a specific swimming goal for 2011. My general goal is to continue to fine-tune my stroke through pool practice but I really don't aspire to swim long distance open water like most TI'ers. I think this stems from the fact that I was a sprinter/jumper in high school and college (100m, 200m LJ, TJ, relays). While my events were intense, mentally and physically, they were over in a short period of time. I think thats why I tend to enjoy 100's and 200's in the pool. I think I would get bored with long swims. Anyway, TI has enabled me to swim efficiently and gracefully at a pretty good pace for the shorter distances. Given my tendencies, maybe I should focus on speed as a specific goal.
Steve
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