What are your swimming goals for 2015?

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited January 2015 in General Discussion
Following on @loneswimmer's excellent thread, So how was your 2014 swimming year?, I'd like to propose a related but somewhat different question: What are your swimming goals for 2015?

I'll start:

In 2015, I will eat my own dogfood and attempt a new swim, undertaken according to the MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, documented according to the template I developed in observing Craig Lenning's and Joe Locke's incredible Farallon swims (subsequently adopted for the Longest Unassisted Ocean Swim), and ratified by a global panel representing the largest community of open water swimmers in the world.

What about you? What do you hope to achieve in the open water, in 2015?

You are more likely to succeed, if you tell us now and let us hold you accountable! (According to science, or something.)
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  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
    Swim. That's my goal this year.

    Seriously though, I will also attempt something (if I can figure out the logistics in two foreign languages) not done before (as far as I can find), according to the MSF rules, and observed by somone known to the community.

    Now all of you, please guilt me into actually doing it. I'm Catholic, so it'll probably work.
    DanSimonelliJaeLeeevmosuziedodsMvGsteffieOzzieOrcaBloodBank
  • NoelFigartNoelFigart Lebanon, NHSenior Member
    Mine are:
    * Bring my mile down to 40 minutes in the pool.
    * Complete Son of a Swim at Lake Memphremagog
    * Swim from King Neptune's statue to the 14th St Pier in VA Beach a couple of times over the family vacation (Which brings up a point: How come swimming from Cape Henry to Cape Charles across the mouth of the Chesapeake isn't a thing for the marathon swimmers?)
    * Swim the Boston Sharkfest
    * If I do REALLY well, swim 300 miles this year. (That may be more of a pipe dream, though, slow as I am)

    Modest compared to the real swimmers on the board, but a challenge for me, which is what will help get to the outrageous goals later. :)
    DanSimonellievmosuziedodsj9swimdpm50OzzieOrca
  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member
    edited January 2015
    @evmo, you didn't tell us what your "new swim" is...?!? :-??
    :D
    evmoAnthonyMcCarleyslknightssthomas
  • I'm kind of new to this, but my goal is to swim Lake Willoughby in Vermont.

    @NoelFigart -- I am intrigued by Son of a Swim at Lake Memphremagog -- which is close to Lake Willoughby! I'm just a few hours south, but my mother-in-law is from Newport and we visit a few times a year to see family. I'll have to look it up to find out more!
    evmo
  • AnthonyMcCarleyAnthonyMcCarley Berwyn, PACharter Member


    (Which brings up a point: How come swimming from Cape Henry to Cape Charles across the mouth of the Chesapeake isn't a thing for the marathon swimmers?)

    shhhhh (please)
    suziedods
  • suziedodssuziedods Charter Member
    Be consistent, whether it's the pool or the open water. Stop flaking just cuz... as the famous Don Harrison once said to , well .. to alot of people.. "SHUT UP AND SWIM". So, I hope to shut up and just swim.
    NoelFigartmjstaplesryanmdalton

    Looking for the next big thing.. ... @suzieswimcoach www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com

  • mpfmarkmpfmark Teesside England Charter Member
    Not sure if mine qualify as goals but the plan is
    the Guildford Lido 2S4L (24miles total)
    Recover in Mexico :-)))))))
    Swim a couple of BLDSA events maybe Wykeham CofC and Coniston
    Do another private One Way Windermere (or 1 and a half) and attempt to get somewhere near my PB
    Then possibly have a peep at Loch Lomond, maybe swim the half Balloch - Inverbeg first weekend and consider the lot pending progress and suffering !
    steffie
  • swimmer25kswimmer25k Charter Member
    edited January 2015
    25 yards at a time. My body is still broken. Haven't quit yet.
    flystormsJBirrrdOzzieOrca
  • gregocgregoc Charter Member


    (Which brings up a point: How come swimming from Cape Henry to Cape Charles across the mouth of the Chesapeake isn't a thing for the marathon swimmers?)

    shhhhh (please)
    There used to be a Bay Bridge-Tunnel swim.
  • AnthonyMcCarleyAnthonyMcCarley Berwyn, PACharter Member
    gregoc said:



    There used to be a Bay Bridge-Tunnel swim.

    I did not know that... have any information about it?
  • gregocgregoc Charter Member
    @AnthonyMcCarley, it was a race organized by Flecher Hanks back in the late 80s and early 90s. It merged with the GCBS in 1993 and the Bay Bridge-Tunnel race ended. The course was swum as early as 1916.
    Info from page 104 of Johnson's book, History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming.
    AnthonyMcCarleyNoelFigart
  • NoelFigartNoelFigart Lebanon, NHSenior Member
    gregoc said:

    @AnthonyMcCarley, it was a race organized by Flecher Hanks back in the late 80s and early 90s. It merged with the GCBS in 1993 and the Bay Bridge-Tunnel race ended. The course was swum as early as 1916.
    Info from page 104 of Johnson's book, History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming.

    One wonders why it stopped...

    I found out some SEALs did the swim for charity, though I don't know if they used Marathon swimming rules or not.
  • itsjustanaliasitsjustanalias Asturias, SpainMember
    Apart from the normal schedule of open water swims in Asturias this year I would like to:

    Complete the Desafío de las playas de Llanes (Beaches of Llanes challege, 8km along the Asturian coast) in under 3 hours (much will depend on the currents, we had a difficult current against us last year).

    Swim 90% of weekends in the sea with like minded folk.

    Do a solo swim of 13-16km on the coast, following MSF rules if I can.
  • ZoeSadlerZoeSadler Charter Member
    My main plans for 2015 are to get my motivation back (it's definitely getting there) and then swim Loch Lomond and Round Jersey.

    Before then I'm hoping to swim several BLDSA events and also do some local events.

    People keep asking me when I'm going to do it, so I will "go public" on here. I have no plans EVER to attempt an Ice Mile!
    evmompfmarkDanSimonelliNoelFigartIronMikephodgeszohoSuirThingKatieBunloneswimmer
  • j9swimj9swim CharlestonSenior Member
    first goal is the same for every year - swim pretty, happy, and healthy
    2nd - finish Stage 6 of 8 Bridges (my only DNF)
    3rd - swim around my home island Manhattan- MIMS
    4th - Lake Seymour as part of Kingdom - see how i like fresh water
    5th - Catalina Relay - first night swim and its really big deep water - this will test my head
    last just for the fun of it swim 1,000,000 yards in the year

    Not a bad list for the slow girl in the slow lane :)
    swimdailymolly1205ryanmdalton
  • molly1205molly1205 Senior Member
    Not putting all of my swimming eggs in one basket this year. :-w
    -- I'm looking forward to the 24-Hour Relay/swimmer non-slumber party in San Francisco.
    -- Hoping to survive SCAR
    -- Thinking about the Ederle swim
    -- Plotting toward the 10-miler in Virginia so I can visit MSF friend Sarah Dunstan
    And, getting back into the groove of swimming just because I love swimming.
    JustSwimCole_GKatieBunJBirrrdj9swim

    Molly Nance, Lincoln, Nebraska

  • phodgeszohophodgeszoho UKSenior Member
    My 2015 swimming aspirations…

    January – Kick off the swimmy fun and giggles with a full dance card of swims at the awesome Parliament Hill Ice Swim Hootenanny (PHiSH) Completed :-).
    February – Off to Ireland for more fun and giggles swimming at Portmarnock High Rock and Lough Dan.
    April – Fun and giggles overload! Three Rivers Safari!
    May – Twenty four hours of fun and giggles at Guildford Lido with 2swim4life (PS must buy a tent and a few dozen towels).

    Dover Training Weekend * 10

    July – The Big One! EC Solo (allegedly fun and giggles but may be more to do with boat crew’s fruit flinging/flag flying antics then swimming).
    August/September – Details TBC but if the plan comes together it will be a colder/longer fresh water swim than last year’s big one!
    November – Confirm booking for 2016’s Big One! (get divorced?)

    Hope you all have an awesome 2015! 
    KatieBunHelbe
  • Big year for my fledgling swimming career:

    1. Finish the Potomac River Swim (7.5 Miles).
    2. Finish the Chesapeake Bay Swim (4.4 Miles) - I really want to do this under 2:20 since my physical therapist told me it was impossible for a non-swimmer to beat her time :).
    3. Finish the Kingdom Swim (10 Miles).
    4. Not get hurt.
    5. Finally learn to enjoy swimming.

    Modest goals to say the least. As of right now I'm working hard, having a bit of fun and starting to see some improvement. Thanks for keeping me motivated!
    KatieBun

    Excellence is born of preparation, dedication, focus and tenacity; compromise on any of these and you become average.

  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member
    molly1205 said:

    Not putting all of my swimming eggs in one basket this year. :-w
    -- I'm looking...
    -- Hoping...
    -- Thinking...
    -- Plotting...

    Sounds like your eggs are safe!


    "Lights go out and I can't be saved Tides that I tried to swim against Have brought be down upon my knees Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."

  • Cole_GCole_G PhiladelphiaMember
    My main goals for this year are:
    1. Swim 1 megmeter over the course of the year
    2. Complete all 4 stages of SCAR
    3. Hopefully take on a few longer swims (>10 miles). I don't have an exact plan of races yet since don't yet know where I will be living this summer.

    I would love to try my hand at a channel swim, but as a broke graduate student I don't think I would be able to afford any of them.

    JaeLee said:

    I'm kind of new to this...

    I am intrigued by Son of a Swim at Lake Memphremagog ...

    I'll have to look it up to find out more!

    JaeLee, last year was my first real season as an open water swimmer, and I did the Kingdom Swim in Memphremagog. The country, the water, and the community up there are all amazing, and @Fil does a spectacular job of organizing the races. I would highly recommend trying to get into one of the races up there. :)
    OnceaRunnerevmoKatieBun
  • SydneDSydneD Senior Member
    I'd like to do the Kingdom Swim 15-miler, but my real goal, which I don't know if I will be able to coordinate this year, is doing a 20-miler somewhere reasonably warm. Suggestions?? Warm is kinda key, because I'm a wimp.

    I was looking at Greece but then we had an invitation to go sailing in Turkey for a week in June and, ahem, who could pass that up? Means I can't get back there for a swim in July but, ahem, it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. ;)
    phodgeszohoKatieBun
  • (1) Stay uninjured
    (2) Swim Straits of Gibraltar in May
    (3) Catalina 2-way in September

    (1) and (3) will hopefully not be mutually exclusive........
    ksmithevmoKatieBunthelittlemerwookieloneswimmerJBirrrdGordsphodgeszohoLeadhyena
  • KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member
    January was Chillswim Windermere. Brilliant weekend and one to book for 2016.
    April - 3 Rivers safari, shorter swims and lots of socialising and eating. Right up my street.
    May - short sea swim, one of four Mad Hatter Cornwall Sea swims. This one's 3.2k. Maybe Eton 10k.
    June - another Mad Hatter swim for fun, about 2-3k, all swims in my local bay.
    June - Jubilee 10k river swim, split swim with cake/ snacks at the weirs between stages.
    Early July - Ned's Distance Camp again.....including the Lough Allua 7-8k swim and many others.
    Late July - Zurich Marathon Swim. This year's big one.
    August - Mad Hatter Caerhays 3.6k
    August - Creek Safari Swim - 6.2k upriver.
    September - another Mad Hatter swim.
    October - Bude Sea Pool Channel Challenge.
    All interspersed with regular Swim Canary Wharf sessions and weekends being beasted by Freda. Also supporting at least one channel solo.
    Might add a few more swims, depending on where they are and where we are.
    JbetleyphodgeszohoHelbe
  • KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member
    Missed out September - Coniston end to end , 5.25 miles.
    Jbetley
  • 1. stay committed to the pool until I can finally get back in the ocean! ( I hate cold water )
    2. Master the Superhero Glide... you know, the one where your hand spears the water and the opposite hand kicks back, burning the triceps and your bad@ss two kick propels you like a superhero for yards and yards until you take another stroke. (less strokes, more power, awesome glide)
    3. Swim to Alligator Lighthouse solo 8nm..... bring it jelliman!
    dpm50
  • NoelFigartNoelFigart Lebanon, NHSenior Member


    2. Master the Superhero Glide... you know, the one where your hand spears the water and the opposite hand kicks back, burning the triceps and your bad@ss two kick propels you like a superhero for yards and yards until you take another stroke. (less strokes, more power, awesome glide)

    I had no idea there was an official term for this. Trying to learn it myself and am reassured that the triceps are supposed to burn on this one. I was just chalking this one up to bring a wuss.
    dpm50
  • MvGMvG Brussels (BE) and Lith (NL)Charter Member
    My key objective for 2015: get beyond English Channel distance (34 kms).
    Will start with an attempt at a double crossing of the IJsselmeer (NL), i.e. 2 x 22 = 44 kms, in early Summer. If that works out, move on to next levels.
    NiekIronMikeloneswimmer
  • I'm brand new to this so my goals for this year are modest:

    -swim 3x per week (tough with 2 kids under 3)
    -do one 5k open water swim (I'll have to travel to Ontario or Minnesota)
    -do one open water workout per week in the summer
    IronMikethelittlemerwookiemolly1205phodgeszohoj9swimOzzieOrca
  • bobswimsbobswims OregonCharter Member
    To return to the water. I stepped out of the Pacific Ocean in September 2013, and walked away from swimming. Now that I've finally gotten rid of the smell of chlorine on my body, and the salt water out of my ears, it's time to get wet again and have some fun.
    evmoNiekj9swimOnceaRunnerSpacemanspiffmolly1205KatieBungregocjkormanikmjstaplesOzzieOrca
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited February 2015
    @bobswims The ocean isn't going anywhere! Glad to have you back in the game. Or calling. Or ridiculous hobby. Or whatever this is.
    jkormanik
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member
    Originally I was going to say that I want to improve my pace in the Great South Bay Swim this year, and that's still my goal--BUT suddenly with a new plot twist. My coaches are telling me to enter the Boston Light lottery THIS year.

    I'd had next year in mind. And then folks on FB were urging me on. One of the coaches said he plans to enter the lottery as does one of my teammates--who is also urging me on. So, I've decided to jump in with both feet. If I get in, great--if not, I still plan to do the Great South Bay Swim again this year. If so, I'm still thinking I'll do it... as a warm-up swim for Boston (GSB is in July, about a month before BLS, so that just might work). One other possible plan we may end up with is a relay. But I still want to do the full monty--if not this year then soon.

    There are times the universe nudges us toward what we really want and dream about. This might be such a time.

    Scared but excited about the possibilities! Getting ready for quite a roller coaster of adventures! Life is too short not to have them!
    gregocdc_in_sfOnceaRunnerIronMike
  • heartheart San Francisco, CACharter Member
    Hey, Everyone - I'm back after an obscenely long hiatus, brought partly by a busy book tour and partly by a shame spiral that evolved from a vicious cycle: herniated disc-->pain-->no swimming and stress eating-->weight gain. The hernia from two years ago, which occasionally inflamed and led to my DNF at Kingdom Swim last year, is back with a vengeance, and while we're slouching toward surgery, I'm trying to manage it with steroids and possibly epidural shots for now.

    I have to be realistic about what my health and work will allow me to achieve this year, and so, my goal in 2015 is to work on my health and happiness so I can walk and function pain-free. I'm taking a break from strenuous training and racing and am officially launching Operation AquaLazarus, which is simply an effort to get myself back on a regular schedule of swimming almost daily without pain. Good wishes and advice are most welcome.
    dpm50evmojkormanikKatieBunSpacemanspiffIronMikesteffieOzzieOrcaAnthonyMcCarleyphodgeszoho
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member
    heart said:

    I have to be realistic about what my health and work will allow me to achieve this year, and so, my goal in 2015 is to work on my health and happiness so I can walk and function pain-free. I'm taking a break from strenuous training and racing and am officially launching Operation AquaLazarus, which is simply an effort to get myself back on a regular schedule of swimming almost daily without pain. Good wishes and advice are most welcome.

    Wishing you all the best as you find your way back! The hard training and racing will come. Health is the first priority! I've had off-years from running (my other sport) and have made the mistake of lacking patience with injuries. I'm slowly learning not to do that. It's probably at times a bigger challenge than launching into mega-workouts, this patience thing. ;)

    jkormaniksteffieLeadhyena
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member
    Goal adjustment for me. Didn't get into BLS as solo swimmer so now part of a relay. All good. My original plan had been to aim for the solo next year. So I go back to that and now will have a preview. Joined 2 Bridges, planning on Great South Bay Swim, and there's another 8 miler in the works early September, a series of 800m ow races I do for fun.... And of course BLS relay. Shaping up to be an interesting year!
    AnthonyMcCarley
  • bluemermaid9bluemermaid9 Boca Raton, FL, United StatesMember

    Grow in the sport so that at some point I can call myself a marathon swimmer. This year I'm doing Swim Miami 5K, GCBS (this year's big race), and Alligator Lighthouse (this time in a two-person relay if I can find another swimmer who's not averse to the jellies).

    OzzieOrcaAnthonyMcCarley
  • steffiesteffie Mexico CityNew Member

    Hello everyone,

    I'm brand new here, and everybody sounds so professional.!! I will swim 35km in La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico. Warm and calm sea...hot weather..and my very first long swim. I've done that swim twice in relays, this year to celebrate my 45th birthday, will try this challenge. I appreciate all your comments and posts, threads, been reading and learning a lot.

    Un abrazo

    Steffie

    OzzieOrcaNiekdpm50gregocKatieBunAnthonyMcCarleySydneDphodgeszoho
  • steffiesteffie Mexico CityNew Member

    heart said: I'm taking a break from strenuous training and racing and am officially launching Operation AquaLazarus, which is simply an effort to get myself back on a regular schedule of swimming almost daily without pain. Good wishes and advice are most welcome.

    All the best, you can do it, un abrazo! Steffie

  • OzzieOrcaOzzieOrca New Member
    edited March 2015

    Inspirational stuff, reading these goals! Here are mine:

    1) Do my second OW comp ever, a 5k Swim in Catalonia, Spain in August.

    2) Crack the blasted 15 minutes on 1k (still 18 secs over) in a 25m pool. (Feels like my Moby Dick moment?...I keep chasing a white whale, and yet, that whale is me :-? )

    3) Train hard every weekday without compromising my other priorities as hubby, father, worker.

    4) Finally become a real OW marathon swimmer by cracking a proper 10k+ swim either this year or the next.

    NiekKatieBunAnthonyMcCarleySpacemanspiffCole_G

    Follow me on [b]"The Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure"[/b] (yes, I know, but getting to 10k is a big marathon for me!) at http://www.wimmerblog.com

  • HelbeHelbe Senior Member

    I have a few big focus swims for 2015 interspersed with other swims that I plan to do to help the training. The four big ones are: May - 24 miles in 24 hours in a 50m lido; June - MIMS; July - North Channel 3-person relay; August - Loch Ness. In between I am signed up (or will do when I have kayaker support sorted) for a number of the BLDSA swims - Coniston Vets, Coniston, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Windermere, St Mary's Loch. I swam the 1k at Chillswim on 1 Feb. Love that event.

    OzzieOrcaKatieBunAnthonyMcCarleyphodgeszohoMvG
  • OzzieOrcaOzzieOrca New Member
    edited March 2015

    Hi everyone, just a quick update because I am so bloody pleased with myself. I posted my second goal for 2015 just three days ago:

    2) Crack the blasted 15 minutes on 1k (still 18 secs over) in a 25m pool. (Feels like my Moby Dick moment?...I keep chasing a white whale, and yet, that whale is me :-? )

    And yep; I finally caught that "whale" this morning and swam the 1k in 14:50 minutes. Yay.

    NiekAnthonyMcCarleywendyv34flystormsevmoNoelFigartIronMikeCole_Gdpm50MvG

    Follow me on [b]"The Great Big 10k Marathon Swimming Adventure"[/b] (yes, I know, but getting to 10k is a big marathon for me!) at http://www.wimmerblog.com

  • gtswimgtswim PennsylvaniaMember

    I had two goals for this year:

    1. Swim 1,000,000 yards
    2. Enter the Lake George 10k open water swim - it would be my longest to date

    I've been having elbow pain for some time. Saw the doctor and will need surgery on the elbow. Surgery is scheduled for April 20.

    Depending on recovery and time out of the water, #1 is probably a long shot to make. #2 might be doable. The swim Is August 29 so I may be able to get back to a point where I could complete the swim, but I don't know if it will be a level that I would be comfortable with.

    AnthonyMcCarley
  • jkormanikjkormanik Boise, IdahoMember

    Here are my swimming goals for 2015: (1) Stay healthy; (2) Stay positive; (3) Semana Nautica 6 mile swim; (4) Dam-to-Dam Idaho swim (11 mile reservoir); (5) Swim regularly with an eye toward a 2016 Anacapa swim.

    We'll see how it goes...

    AnthonyMcCarleydpm50OzzieOrcaevmo
  • SydneDSydneD Senior Member

    Adding to my goals--- Signed up for the Kingdom 15-miler Border Buster, and excited for it, but would still like to find another swim for August. Suggestions? East Coast preferred.

    Also contemplating the Lake Travis Solo, if there are still places. My MIL lives there so we can do an easy long weekend.

    And the Lake Quassy swim, 3 swims totaling 5 miles over the course of the day. A fun training day for you New Englanders.

    Most important nostalgically, the family and I are heading back to St. Croix for the 20th anniversary of the Coral Reef Swim, which I did for the first time in 2003 and which was my first ever swim over 3 miles. It's been a long time since then, with many many miles logged, but for all of you newbies on this forum, I still remember when 5-miles seemed almost insurmountable! Hard to believe I'm doing 15s at least once a summer, and wishing for longer!

    This will be my 7th trip to compete in St. Croix and the second time my son and husband will be competing, possibly both in the 2-mile. You think your own swimming is important until you see your kid come running out of the water, and that is Soooooo much more incredible than anything you've done yourself. :)

    OzzieOrcaevmoSilkyShark
  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member
    edited April 2015

    SydneD said: And the Lake Quassy swim, 3 swims totaling 5 miles over the course of the day. A fun training day for you New Englanders.

    @SydneD, can you elaborate on this swim? I went to CT masters page, and saw info on 2013 and 2014, but if you have personal experience, perhaps a new thread to talk about it? I want to do one of these 3 x swims in a day thing one of these days when I return to the states. Would love to read about your experiences!

    SydneD
  • Kevin_in_MDKevin_in_MD Senior Member

    while we're slouching toward surgery, I'm trying to manage it with steroids and possibly epidural shots for now.

    Good luck, having to pull out of the Kingdom Swim was what finally did it for me, went right to surgeon for spinal fusion. Had it in September, it's a long road back but should be able to do some swims this year, slowly, but should be able to do them.

  • SydneDSydneD Senior Member

    @SydneD, can you elaborate on this swim? I went to CT masters page, and saw info on 2013 and 2014, but if you have personal experience, perhaps a new thread to talk about it? I want to do one of these 3 x swims in a day thing one of these days when I return to the states. Would love to read about your experiences!

    @IronMike - Happy to share my experiences. I've done that swim many times and it's great. By the end of the day, and the 1/2 mile, you are exhausted and then having to Sprint! (And, ahem, I'm not much of a sprinter...)

    I will start a new thread and let's chat! :)

    IronMike
  • Well it is already April, but I will chime in. So far I've achieved one small goal for the year, I got my herniated disc removed, so now my right foot is functional.(I can press on the gas!) I'm back in the pool and returned to do a 1K swim at the lake last week...sighting is still kinda rough on my back. Big Goal is to finish the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse (I see a few others have that listed, YAY!) SInce last years Jelly fish entangelement and DNF, I've kind of got this one in my sights. Secondary goals are to complete some other shorter ocean swims. I'm very comfortable in lakes/rivers/lagoons/pools. Still have some issues with actual ocean and waves. I'm really excited to see so many swimming options, since thats pretty much all I'm allowed to do since the surgery. (I do use an elliptical but wow, how boring is that.)

    evmojkormanik
  • I've finally gotten my head together and entered my races for this year. This is how it's shaping up: May: McDonnell 1&2 milers June: GCBS 4.4 July: Steelman 5k August: Lake George 10k October: Bridge and Back 10 miler - this will be my longest race since college those many years ago (Lake George was my longest since college last year...) I'm posting this online so if I chicken out of the 10 miler I will have to answer to you all :)

    jkormanikIronMikeHollyTNiekbluemermaid9OnceaRunnerkiparizCole_G

    Grappledunk's Slightly Soggy Blog: http://grappledunk.wordpress.com/

  • KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member
    edited June 2015

    KatieBun said: January was Chillswim Windermere. Brilliant weekend and one to book for 2016. April - 3 Rivers safari, shorter swims and lots of socialising and eating. Right up my street. May - short sea swim, one of four Mad Hatter Cornwall Sea swims. This one's 3.2k. Maybe Eton 10k. June - another Mad Hatter swim for fun, about 2-3k, all swims in my local bay. June - Jubilee 10k river swim, split swim with cake/ snacks at the weirs between stages. Early July - Ned's Distance Camp again.....including the Lough Allua 7-8k swim and many others. Late July - Zurich Marathon Swim. This year's big one. August - Mad Hatter Caerhays 3.6k August - Creek Safari Swim - 6.2k upriver. September - Coniston September - Firth of Forth September - another Mad Hatter swim. October - Bude Sea Pool Channel Challenge.

    Update on mine...April 3 Rivers safari included a jump into one river, during which I tore my long head biceps tendon in my right shoulder. So far, I've scratched the May and June swims and one lesson, deferred the Jubilee 10k until 2016, managed 2 hrs 40 in the sea last weekend and am about to try a Dover weekend. If this doesn't work out, Zurich will also be deferred. (Such lovely people to allow this!) Ah well, such is life. I enjoyed jumping in the river, even if it's effectively scotched the first half of the season and possibly the second half, too. Enjoy your events, folks. :-)

  • rosemarymintrosemarymint Charleston, SCCharter Member

    My goals are very modest this year because of rebuilding after shoulder reconstruction. I met one of those goals today - a 1-mile ocean swim. Now, to see how harsh the recovery is and whether I can triple that by July (or the end of the season.)

    I cannot tell you how badly I missed swimming long(ish) in 58d water, except most of you already know and more than sympathize. It's been a long long long almost two years!

    evmoLeonard_JansenHollyTKatieBunJenA
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