Thursday, January 26, 2012

Been pretty busy

Not only has the JanuaryJam occupied my mornings, but life is very busy right now.
My back is a dry as a snake's peeled skin and I hope it will make it through a few more days.

I will post the workouts shortly.

Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Friday, January 13, 2012

Amanda, Evan and me... a good combination

This morning, 2 Triathalon friends joined me for their longest swims, Amanda Lawrence and Evan Johnson, They swam GREAT.
We were all on the same interval, they swam less but that was AOK. Here it goes.

100 W/U (Modified Catch-up 4 me)
1000 (15:00)  <800 for A&E>
6 x 250 (3:45)  <200 for A&E>
2 x 500 (7:30) <400 A&E>
5 x 200 (3:00)  <150>
10 x 50 (:50) all, my loosening spot
1000  <800>
10 x 50 (:50)
10 x 100 (1:30)  <75 for A>
2 x 500           <400>
6 x 250           <200 for Amanda, she did GREAT, 8000 for her>
Last 1000 for me
4 x 25 Double arm backstroke with extra pull-ups

11,200y/ 107700 JJy

Dream, Prepare, Succeed

A crazy week

So....
after a weekend watching my little swimmers racing, and I had no time to get to the pool, Monday was a restful and strong.
I think, actually know, this January is going better than any other, of course we haven't had any snow to give me an additional excuse to stay home,
so the mission continues.
I'm adding in a bit of a warm-up for a few extra yards to add up.

Monday, January 9

100 Modified Catch-up (MCU)
4 x 250 (3:45)
2 x 1000 (14:50)
5 x 200 (3:00)
2 x 1000 (15:00)
10 x 100 (1:30)
2 x 1000 (15:00)
20 x 50 (2 on :45, 3 on :50)
100 Double Arm Backstroke (DAB) w/ 24 pull ups when in deep end

10,100 y/ 72,600 JJyards

Tuesday January 10

100 MCU (2:00) ....  3 x 50 (:50)
2 x 250 (3:45) .....     5 x 50 (2 on :45, 3 on :50)
1 x 500 (7:30) ....      5 x 50
2 x 1000 (15:00) ....  5 x 50
10 x 100 (1:30)   ....  5 x 50
1 x 1000              ....  5 x 50
5 x 200 (3:00)     ....  5 x 50
2 x 1000              ....  5 x 50
1 x 500                ....  5 x 50
2 x 250                ....  3 x 50 (:50)
100 DAB  w/ pull-ups in deep end

11500y/ 84100 JJy

Wednesday, January 11 (early work day)
100 MCU
1 x 400 (6:00)
2 x 300 (4:30)
3 x 200 (3:00)
4 x 100 (1:30)
100 BAD w/ pullups

2200y/ 86300 JJy

Thursday, Januray 12

100 MCU
4 x 250 (3:45)

5 x 50 (2 on :45, 3 on :50)
2 x 1000 (15:00
5 x 50

2 x 500 (7:30)
10 x 100 (1:30)

5 x 50
2 x 1000
5 x 50

5 x 200 (3:00)
4 x 25 DAB w/ Pullups

10,200y/ 96500 JJy

Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Friday, January 6, 2012

Feeling better than I imagined

Day 6 of the January Jam, and I am surprised I feel, pretty good in the water at this yardage mark.... of course sleeping through the night does help.
It's either all the swimming and work, the shot of Nyquil or a combination of both, probably both.

Now, for the swimming.

Thursday, January 5

2 x 1000 (15:00)
10 x 50 (:45)
2 x 1000
10 x 100 (25 drill/ 75 free) <1:35/1:40>
2 x 1000
10 x 50 (:45)
2 x 1000
2 x 25 (Double arm backstroke w/ 48 pull ups in deep end
10,050 yds./ 52450 total

Friday, January 6

10 x 50 (:50) 25drill/ 25 free
2 x 1000 (15:00)
10 x 100 (one on 1:35/ two on 1:30...)
3 x 1000 (15:10)
5 x 200 (3:10/ 3:00...)
2 x 1000 (15:00)
10 x 50 (:50) 25 free/ 25 drill
2 x 25 choice (I'm liking Double arm back stroke lately) w/ 48 pull-ups in the deep end
10,050 yds/ 62,500 total

Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A challenge is on.

So, I'm trying not disturb anyone in the pool and my Tri-friend Amanda comes running into the pool area on Tuesday and yells to me, "you're going down!"

"What is going on", I think to myself. Then she tells me...

Now Amanda, have you really thought this challenge out thoroughly... do you really think you and Evan will come close to my yardage in the pool, remember my nickname, 'La Machina'... machine.

So, this is my challenge.

Accumulate your swim yardage,
and for every 4 miles you run, add 2000 yardages to your swim total,
for every 10 miles you cycle, add 2000 yardages to your swim.

That sounds pretty fair?

OK, Now for Tuesday and Wednesday's Workouts.

Tuesday
10 x 1000 (15:15)

very tired today, but managed through.
Odd #'s, added some drill in.
Even: Full stroke
Cool Down: 2 x 25 (Double Arm Backstroke ) with 48 pull ups in the deep end.
Total: 10050 yards

Wednesday
4 x 1000 (15:00)
10 x 50 (:50) 25 MCU/ 25 free
1000
10 x 50 (:50) 25 free/ 25 MCU
4 x 1000
W/D: 2 x 25 DAB w/ 48 Pull ups
Total: 10050 Yards

Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Monday, January 2, 2012

January Jam 2012

Happy New Year, 2012 and the January Jam has begun, I hope my health continues to stay well.

I will put the workouts up tomorrow

January 1
11250

January 2
11050/22300

Dream, Prepare, Succeed..

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.