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Old 12-28-2012
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Default What Are Your 2013 Swim Resolutions

My final blog for 2012 is A 'Recipe' for Successful 2013 Resolutions.
If you've been thinking about swimming resolutions for the coming year, I invite you to read the recipe, then share and discuss your resolutions on this thread.

Or suggest your own favorite recipe ingredients for successful resolutions.
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Old 12-28-2012
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New Years greetings to all!

I feel #9 of the top 10 resolutions for 2012 is one of the key driving forces of the other top 10 resolutions. If taken as "fall in love" with ourselves. Then that powers the other resolutions on the list. We want self improvement because we recognize there is something better we want for ourselves. The 14%% success rate of the 50+ year olds shows we set goals that are more than reasonable. Maybe because of getting older we see time running out and realize we have to get "there" sooner rather than later. But reaching too far beyond the attainable will only bring disappointment and maybe failure ---- certainly frustration at least. It has taken me 6 years from never swimming a single stroke to becoming comfortable in the water now. All my success is due to following the Total Immersion principles and methods --- I know no other way. My goal for 2012 was simple. It was to become capable of swimming 25 M without the fins (upon which I had become so dependent). This goal has been achieved. And when I wear the fins now, I'm surprised to see the increase in the work level sometimes. So my resolution or goal for the next 12 months is to continue the learning and to become much more comfortable in the breathing department, to become better balanced and streamlined and to use the lap clock to help establish bench marks and to show me if I am reaching these goals. Tackling the diving board is among the goals too. The root goal in all of this is to swim continuous (non stop) 100 or even 200M at a stretch. Presently I'm quite happy to see the wall at the end of 25! I feel it is all in getting the breathing working better.

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Old 12-28-2012
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Hey Mike

I can echo some of your thoughts, but I think my most important goal s/b to accept myself for who I am. Who am I?--a 69 year old struggling swimmer that has longed to be more like a lot of the posters that have posted their videos. I need to become more productive in my thinking and planning and also recognize that 1 fantastic practice does not mean I am over the hump.

The recent blog post by Terry call "Start Where You Are" offerred several good insights on planning a session. Too often I get frustrated when I can't achieve an SPL that was so easy just a few weeks ago. for those of you who haven't read this particular blog, i think it is really worthwhile.

I do enjoy swimming and I guess I should be thankful that I live in a climate that makes it easy all year round (well maybe not hurricane season!)

So my goal for 2013 is to learn to accept my limitations, plan training sessions better and adapt when they fall apart, and to continue reading this great forum

Happy New Year Guys

Sherry
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So my goal for 2013 is to learn to accept my limitations, plan training sessions better and adapt when they fall apart, and to continue reading this great forum

Happy New Year Guys

Sherry
Hi there Sherry;

Not sure about accepting limitations. Know your limitations for sure, then plan how to exceed or overcome them. And I saw your video -- looks good to me ....

My video is no where to be found ! Must save whatever pride I have left !!
Just call me chicken !

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Maybe because of getting older we see time running out and realize we have to get "there" sooner rather than later. But reaching too far beyond the attainable will only bring disappointment and maybe failure ---- certainly frustration at least.

Mike[/quote]

Hey Mike Tks for the nice words, but when I said limitations, I meant physical. I like to think I am as flexible as I was when I was 30, but it ain't jusst so! You said it yourself--we do have to be realistic and have to set attainable goals. we just set ourselves up for failure. I do notice an "urgency" to attain goals just because of my age. I would like to swim a lot better before I cash it in.

One goal that I did not mention is that I have realized the need to get some 1 on 1 coaching this year. I have saved up for a few lessons and hope to arrange something this year with Coach Gary Fahey. He is the closest coach to where I live--about 2 hours away but I think it would be worth it. I've been spinng my wheels for a long time, so this is probably my highest priority.

Good luck on your goals Mike and have a great year.


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Old 12-29-2012
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Learn TI swimming through video; private instruction. Attend a clinic on TI; practice, practice and more practice. Hopefully, become a TI coach in my very remote location - it's very do able goal. Then teach other breast cancer survivors how to glide through the water and keep their disease at bay while feeling good about them selves once again. Happy new year everyone. AM
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My resolutions are #s:

1. Lose Weight
4. Enjoy life (and Swimming) more fully
5. Stay Fit and Healthy
7. Quit Smoking
10. Spend More Time with Family

In addition I would like to help more friends learn swimming and spread the word about TI :)
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My resolutions are #s:

1. Lose Weight
4. Enjoy life (and Swimming) more fully
5. Stay Fit and Healthy
7. Quit Smoking
10. Spend More Time with Family

In addition I would like to help more friends learn swimming and spread the word about TI :)
1. January - May I lost over 10 kgs but then stopped going to the gym. Started "Enjoying life more fully" lol so got rid of the harsh diet and gained the weight again so not much luck there.

4. I enjoyed more than I could bargain for. The pleasure of coaching a group of swimmers and Terry's encouragement and applause for the progress and success was a "Fists in the air" moment (after I shared the videos with him on FB).

5. Satisfactory ;)

7. Struggled to quit smoking but not much luck there either. I have been able to decrease the frequency though. Quitting smoking cold turkey will be a resolution for 2014

10. God blessed me & my family with my Son who was born in May. I sure have to spend a lot of time with them so lots of luck on this one :)

I haven't yet sketched the resolutions for 2014. Swimming will be on top of the list.
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I'm well om the way to achieving one of my swim resolutions of 2013 - effortless flip turns. I've done 2-3 hours practise in the last 3 months and the turns are starting to look respectable. I had the confidence to use them in a Triathlon club session last week - I only had two collisions!. When I get it right, I estimate at least a half second improvement compared to my open turns.
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Old 04-03-2013
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Default An Update on My Resolutions

With March complete, here are my yoga practice totals for the first three months of 2013.
January - I practiced on 26 of 31 days, averaging 28 min per practice.
February - I practiced on 27 of 28 days, averaging 31 min per practice.
March - I practiced on 28 of 31 days, averaging 32 min per practice.

I didn't track the avg minutes per practice during the month so I'm pleased to see that my practice time is lengthening slightly each month.
Also, during March I practiced swimming on 18 of 31 days, averaging 56 minutes per practice -- with a big chunk of that coming the final week while I was at our Kona Open Water camp.
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