Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Lady Di

Happy Birthday Dianna Hyland, thank goodness Amanda and you came to pool when you did,,, got to start checking those friend birthdays.
Di with Gumby&Pokey

43, a very nice number.
43 x 50's for Lady Di.
Here's the workout:
400 warm-up
Tube: 1 x 750 alternate breathing every 50
Swim: 4 x 100 (1:40) #4 IM
Red paddles: 3 x 250 (4:05) drill put in
Swim: 4 x 100 (1:45) #3&4 IM
Tube: 15 x 50 (:50) this is when Amanda told me today was Diana's birthday.

Swim: 28 (=43) x 50 <1 3="" 4="" a.="" amp="" ba="" br="" fly="" free="" nbsp="" r=""> Cool down: 250
= I think that ='s 5,000 fun birthday yards

Have fun in EVERYTHING you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Birthday janet

Happy Birthday my dear Janet... 54 was quite a challenging #.

54 x 200 lots of free but some backstroke tucked in.

#1,2: warm up
Next 50, thought as 5 sets of 10
Set 1: #1: free (3:00), #2-9 one 25 back rotated through the 200 (3:05), #10 free
Set 2: #1,3,5,6,8,10: free, #2, 4, 7, 9: rotate a 50 back through the 200
Set 3: same as 1
Set 4: same as 2
Set 5: same as 1
#53 & 54: cool down = 10,800 challenging yards.
Now for a fun day.

7000... a super Saturday, 3-16-13

What a super Saturday, same time at the pool, but really enjoying the water, no rushing around.... just had to be at the house call for 8:30ish. Ken Bockus joined for the finish of the 7K and finishing 36K for the week.

700 warm-up alternating 25 Modified Catch up/25 Back/ 150 free.
BigPaddles: 14 x 50 (:50)
Swim: 2 x 350 ***no time... take 10 sec rest
(25 free/25 Back/50 Fr/25 Bk/75 Fr/25 Bk/100 Fr/25 Bk)
enjoying it all
BP: 7 x 100 (1:35)
Swim: 7 x 200 (3:15) rotate 50 back through the 200
BP: 7 x 100 (1:35)
Swim: 2 x 350 ***
BP: 14 x 50 (:50)
700 Cool down pull ups at the deep end (49 total)
= 7,000 yards

Tomorrow, start of Janet's birthday week, ... I'll be back.
Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Amanda remember your training during the January Jam, you are ready tomorrow, in beautiful Cabo, I hope you have a super day and week.

Happy 37 Bday Amanda 3-9-13

Good to be back in the water after a couple snow days.
Today is friend, super workout tri-queen,
Amanda Rossilimo (Lawrence) 37th birthday, a very nice number to work with.

Amanda Rossilimo (Lawrence) has blossomed into a FANTASTIC tri-at
hlete, she is an ENDURANCE girl, I remember the 1st year (7 or so years ago) when we met at Mansfield, 2 piece bikini, breaststroke girl, John Lennard and I just looked at each other, now she is eating up the swim courses.

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU KIDDO, I remember 37, 1st double baby.

Fun with the new drag skirt... then work.

500 warm-up
10 x 100 (1:40) free

3 x 50 (1:00) breaststroke Amanda's favorite stroke

17 x 100(alternate 1:35/1:40) John shows up...on a Saturday, Wow.

3 x 50 (1:00) breaststroke I start laughing because my quads start talking to me, not used to working in the water :) ...where's the freestyle

10 x 100 (1:35)

= 5,000 fun (except for the breaststroke :) yards) Happy birthday Amanda, you're a super athlete, lawyer and friend.

dream, Prepare, SUCCEED

Frozen H2O workout 2-8,9-13

After January Jam in the water,
I guess February will be remembered with the frozen state of water.
Today's challenge: clearing the 24+ inches of the white stuff.
This is when the 24 hours of swimming comes back to help/haunt me... keep going.
...But, I will be gentle and rest the old back.

To all my friends and family in the Northeast, be safe and take care.

A true blizzard, Charlotte, we surely will remember you.

January 26, only 5 days left of the JJam

Only 3 days left in this month and I am soooo happy.

Thank goodness for my swimming buds, Amanda and Greg Rossilimo, Diana (princess), Terese Karmel and John Lennard. They don't realize how much they have helped STAY in the water....THANK YOU.

Here's our weekend torture :)

Saturday, January 26
500 warm-up
100 x 125 (various times, ranging 1:50-2:00)
100 kick

13,100 yards

 Dream, Prepare, Succeed

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 – 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

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