Tag Archives: Swimming

Swimming at Your Own Risk


I went for a long lunch time walk this afternoon at the Carpinteria Bluffs and came across this sign: What amazed me most about this was simply the somewhat melodramatic let down of the words “swim at your own risk.” … Continue reading

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Tips for Ocean Swimming


Swimming in the ocean is a really difficult thing for a lot of people.  As a triathlete, it is my least favorite sport to do and something I’ve struggled with for many years. Fear of death, discomfort in cold water, … Continue reading

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Triathlon Training Update – January 2011


It has been a while since I gave an update on my triathlon training.  Seems like after last year’s Carpinteria Triathlon, I went into hibernation.  For one reason or another, it was simply time to slow down, deal with life … Continue reading

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A Very Long Swim Workout


Another first.  My first group swim workout.  It kicked my ass, but in an absolutely wonderful way. The Surprise Arriving at the pool with the group, I was shocked, the pool was huge!   Up until this point, my swim workouts … Continue reading

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Running up Jesusita & Swimming in Lightning


Trail running is a heck a lot of fun.  Swimming in the pool, gracefully gliding through the water, is very sublime.  As a triathlete, one of the best parts of my training is the variety of workouts I endure.  In … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected: 2010 Santa Barbara Triathlon Sprint


Let me start this post by saying that I awoke in the wee hours of Saturday, August 28th with a severe case of food poisoning.  I was so sick, I wasn’t able to join friends at East Beach for the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields Triathlon: Hell, Heaven & Fun


Don’t let the title fool you, the Strawberry Fields Triathlon is one of the best run events I’ve had the honor of participating in in my triathlon career.  Race maps were accurate, volunteers were extremely helpful, transition area was marked … Continue reading

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