Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Half way through January

It's 1/2 way through January and the Jam and the yards are racking up over on Marty McMahon is back in shape after trying some other sports, he has finally realized he is an open water, marathon swimmer :...). Liz Fry and I are trying to catch him, it should be interesting the final week.

My buds, Amanda the Tri-queen and Lady Diana are swimming hard and feeling the burn, especially in those shoulders... remember everyone, technique (good) will save those precious joints and allow you keep moving forward in the water.

Today was a snow day, but I did get to pool for my scheduled 10K+,
Some would say boring, but I really enjoyed today, throwing some drill (modified catch up for me) and some back between laps of freestyle. All of the sudden, I was done.

Simple to remember
4 x 2500 (that's 100 lengths for all you novices)
I averaged 39 minutes
finished with a 150 kick backstroke.
=10,150 yards
The distance and lack of rest, lots of flip turns really got my abdominals to kick up today, I still have them I suppose :)

Enjoy, I try to post some more workouts, it's just tough posting here and on dynoswim and then of course there's work and snow, and the animals....

Here we come Marty :)
Dream, Prepare, Succeed... and always smile, we've chosen to do this.
These are my little ones at LEHY, ready position ....

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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.