Category Archives: Aquatic Fitness

Vacationing, Track Style

After punching the two world record tickets on my first two tries, a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  With the US Indoor Nationals this weekend, then the WMA Indoor World Championships in late March, there is still … Continue reading

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Look What I Found… (times 2)

Re-reading this title one could be led to believe I was referring to this blog.  I actually wasn’t, but I guess it could serve as a double entendre.  (I’m not going to admit how many tries it took for spell … Continue reading

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‘Living Well’ in Pittsburgh

As I mentioned yesterday (in a very long-winded fashion, according to my mom), I am here in Pittsburgh for the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile later on this evening.  This race has been designated by the USATF as the Masters National … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Beat Them, Read Them

I wanted to get yesterday’s entry “in the mail” before I hit the sack, so I tried to keep it about the race and the day (and under 2000 words).  There were other things I wanted to mention but felt … Continue reading

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This Is Why I (We) Do It

Running isn’t always fun, and to achieve any measure of success on the roads or track you know before you even get started that you are going to hurt.  Bad.  There is no way to run a great race in … Continue reading

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Three Words I Never Thought I’d Say – “Back To Des Moines”

Or is that four words?… If I were Jack Bauer from “24”, my absence would be described as “going dark” or “off the grid”.  If I were Rocky Balboa you would have just assumed I went back to Siberia to … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs A Pool!

As a longtime HydroWorx user and masters track athlete, I have made the underwater treadmill the cornerstone of my training program for several years now.  I have found that at my age my body just isn’t able to sustain the … Continue reading

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