Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Okay, I have the permission from the parents to post photos and I usually don't swim Birthday workouts under the age 50 but today turned out to be challenging and very tiring, even though our young Jillian is turning the BIG 6, six years old... Jillian is LEHY's youngest swimmer, we're still working on being legal in all the strokes and thank goodness her favorite stroke is Backstroke and not Butterfly (like her sister Julia), so THANK YOU Jilli for the challenging workout, Coach Marcy is very tired.

Here it is: and did I mention her smile melts your heart :)

6 x 50 *(Drill/ Back/ Easy Swim) on the 1min
6 x 100 (1:35)
6 x 600 (9:10) **odds: 25 back/ 6 lengths free/ 25 back...)
6 x 25 (:45) ^^Back K/ Back/ Drill...
6 x 150 (2:20)
6 x 25 (as above)^^
6 x 600 (9:10) evens: **
6 x 100
6 x 50 *

=10,200 tired yards

 Dream, Prepare, Succeed... right now survive :)
Super Saturday with Amanda (is on the right) and Greg.
Long one for A(8500) & me. Getting her ready for the 100x100 next weekend. In the meantime, some talk between long sets.
Super job Amanda Rossilimo, and Terese Karmel.

Best thing about all this yardage, you can eat almost as much as you like. Proved that at Black eyed Sally's.

W/u 750 (d,b,ez s)
Pyramid: (1250)
*50/100/150/200/250/200...50 (:05 rest)
100 kic
k back
10x125 (1:50)
14x50 (:50)
8x175 (2:45)
500 **(drill ev. 5th length)
6x225 (3:30)
500 **
4x300 (4:30)
14x50 (:55)
2x400 (6:00)
100 kick back
Pyramid (1250)*
C/d 750

= 12,600 yards
Dream, prepare, succeed.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Looking at the Clock

Here's a long one, but it wasn't too bad, just bring out your OCD a bit and the counting goes by quite fast.
Only problem was, I kept looking at the clock, to get everything in before work, had to trim a 1000 off but pretty good.

W/U 2000 ...(1st 500; drill/back/easy swim....1500 swim)
9 x 50 (:50)
8 x 250 (3:45)
7 x 500 (7:30)
6 x 250 (3:50)
5 x 300 (4:35)
Kick Back 150
= 11,100 yards
I like the pattern.
Dream, Prepare, Succeed
Tomorrow, Fun with Amanda

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 Dynoswim.com. 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 ....

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.