Saturday, January 22, 2011

2 days, 2 different people in the water

Mike keeping watch over the pool
Wednesday, January 19th was ANOTHER "day after the storm swim", except yesterday was an ICE day, & I hate ICE.
Triathlete Amanda, Fast Bike and Run
Yesterday, I had all intentions on getting to the pool, but at 4 am we had 2" of snow, which I cleared from the drive and headed out to Mansfield. A 1/4 mile down the road, I said to myself, "what the heck was I doing?", I would never try to drive 15 miles in these conditions, it's dark and snowing crazy, and that's all I needed, was to get stuck. I turned around and went back home, I really needed to get to the office later in the day, the pool was secondary.
John Lenard and Amanda
So, I went to work on Tuesday, it was raining by then, slushy conditions and was supposed to freeze later.... great. I left work early around 2pm, for home, to clean the driveway. The temperature had risen to 36 degrees, so this was the time to get the ice up and off the drive, BUT what a trial.... scrape, scrape, scrape, lift and throw. WOW, what a shoulder workout.

So, Wednesday, the day after workout was hard, I was tired and had to cut it off at 8,000 yards.

Forgot the grease... ouch!
Day 1, I HATE ICE (tired baby)

Tube: 8 x 100 ( 1:40)
Swim: 1000 (15:30)
Rev. Hans Paddle: 2 x 400 (6:15)
Swim: 1000
Big Paddle: 4 x 200 (3:10)
Swim: 1000
Reg. Hans Paddle: 2 x 400
Swim: 1000
Buoy: 8 x 100
 = 8,000 tired, hard yards

Day 2, I'm Alive, A much BETTER day

Fulcrum: 100 Modified Catch-up
Swim: 1000 (14:30)
Reversed Hans Paddle: 400 (25 CU/100 Free)
Swim: 2 x 500 (7:15)
Tube: 400
Swim: 4 x 250 (3:35)
Big Paddle: 400 (25 MCU/ 100 free)
Swim: 5 x 200 (2:50)
Buoy: 400
Swim: 10 x 100 (1:30)
Hans Regular Paddle: 400
Swim: 20 x 50 (:45)
Fulcrum: 100
= 8,000 yard

Glad to get these in, tough weather conditions this year.

Dream, Prepare, Succeed.

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2015 ... Swimming for Homes for the Brave

After spending the past 20 years paddling from Dover to France, it is time to venture into new waters, while helping some special people.
Soon, I will be traveling with my A-team to Scotland to swim the length of the famous Loch Ness.
As always, I try to help a Foundation raise funds and awareness and I thank you for interest and support.
I am deeply troubled with the thought of homeless individuals, especially in our US Veteran population.

That is why I am teaming up with our Connecticut-based “Homes for the Brave”. Can you imagine not having a place to call home?

Here is more information about Homes for the Brave! -Facebook pages –

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs-

-Check donations can be mailed to the following address:
Homes for the Brave
655 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

- Donations can be made online as well:

Please write “Loch Ness Swim/Marcy” to track your donation.

I will always be dedicating my swimming to all those battling cancer and in the memory of 4 special people in my life. Cancer first hit my family when I was young. My grand-aunt Eleanor Kersavage, passed away with uterine cancer and my Auntie Bea Halchak battled with brain cancer.

On January 1, 2002, our LEHY family lost Nikki Giampolo to bone cancer, just turning 16 years old. Her spirit still lives on in our East Hartford swim team.

In July of 2009, my brother-in-law, Gregory Allen Urban, who passed away, after a valient battle with lung cancer. I can see him now, talking about cars and projects around the house, music and his family.

I know Aunties, Eleanor and Bea, Nikki, Greg and all the angels will help me CUT through all this water this summer.

The St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, based in Bridgeport, CT provides financial support for the needs that Health insurance companies don't cover, in addition to providing affordable cancer screening, wigs, medication and other things to make life easier for those suffering with cancer and their families.

Please make a donation, and thank you.

Online donations can be made at:

or you can send a check through the post to:

Swim Across the Sound
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Thank you so very much, peace and good health to all.