Tuesday, April 26, 2011

7 Seven's, 7 suits

Breaking up the weeks as we get closer to the travel date. The flight is booked, June 16th.

Day 1, Monday, no drag

1000 (** 1st 25 of each 250, MCU)
20 x 50 (:45)
2 x 500 **
20 x 50
4 x 250 **
20 x 50
5 x 200 **
= 7,000 yards

Day 2, Tuesday, Drag
2 x 500 (**1st and last 25: MCU)
1000
2 x 500 **
1000
2 x 500
1000
2 x 500
= 7,000 yards / 14K




1 & 0's make 7 (very tired today)
1000 (1st 25 MCU) (15:15)
10 x 100 (1:30)
1000 (25 MCU, 1 & 10 lengths)
10 x 100
1000 (MCU, 1, 10 & 20th length)
10 x 100
1000 (MCU: 1, 10, 20 & 30th length)
= 7,000 yards / 21K


Feeling better with some drag today
1000 (MCU: 1st 25 of each 250) (15:30)
2 x 500 (7:30)
1000 (**MCU: 1st, 19, 20 and last 25)
4 x 250 (3:45)
1000  **
5 x 200 (3:00)
1000 (MCU: final 25 of each 250)
= 7,000 yards / 28 K



TGIF
5 x 150 (2:15)
3 x 500 (7:20)
5 x 150
2 x 500 (7:30: MCU 1st and final 25)
5 x 150
3 x 500 (7:15)
5 x 150
= 7,000 / 35K


Waking up the lifeguards
A very quiet day, had the pool to myself for the 1st hour.

7 x 1000 
 Odd numbers: (15:30) w/ MCU integrated
 Even numbers (15:00) full stroke
final day with drag.

= 7,000 yards / 42K

Pyramid with a belly ache
So glad today is over, I think I ate something yesterday, that didn't agree with me. I got through the workout, but the aches in my muscles and joints intensified, I couldn't wait to get home and sleep.  


7 x 50 (:45)
        7 x 100 (1:30)
                  7 x 150 (2:15)
                            14 x 200 (3:00)
                  7 x 150
         7 x 100
7 x 50
= 7,000 yards / 49K

Dream, Prepare, Succeed.

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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 – https://www.facebook.com/pages/ABRIHomes-for-the-Brave/199613606735630?ref=hl

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs- http://www.homesforthebrave.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/HFTB-2014-Annual-Report-FINAL.pdf

-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: https://homesforthebrave.isecuresites.com/products/index.php?type=1110

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: http://give.stvincents.org

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
(203)576-5451

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