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RICHERYL Posts: 798
11/7/12 3:57 P

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LBani - just keep swimming and little by little you will get into a routine that is good for you and your body, not necessarily what you used to do when you were much younger, but good for you now. If you love your lap swims like I do, it isn't a chore to get in and do it. Well, maybe on bad weather days or days when you aren't feeling quite up to par, but once in and swimming, the joy comes on you and you feel great, and glad you are there. Keep up the good work. hugs, Cheryl

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11/5/12 9:29 P

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I was a competitive swimmer growing up but then quit completely when I got married at age 20. Two of my children are now grown and the third is a senior in high school so I have now found time for swimming again! I began October 3rd and swam just a little over a half mile. I had to stop after every 2 lengths and when I got out of the pool, I could barely walk. I am now swimming 4000 yards 4-5 times a week. I would like to be a consistent 5 days a week but with working FT, going to school FT and parenting, it isn't completely doable yet. I would like to work up to 6000 yard workouts but am totally content for now with 4000.

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RICHERYL Posts: 798
10/22/12 7:16 P

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I usually swim 3 times a week, doing a lttle over a mile in 52 miles, but for the past 3 1/2 months, my pool was shut down for major renovations and upgrades. I wasn't able to swim elsewhere during that time. My pool just reopened last week. I managed to get in twice last week and start rebuilding my endurance, distance and time. I am finding it hard to believe how far I have fallen with my swimming times, etc, but I am excited to be back in the water and starting over.

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10/4/12 1:58 P

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I really wish running was as easy as swimming. I've gone swimming twice this week after a year break and it feels fantastic. I'm slow and have to take breaks after every 4 laps, but I'm back. I can't wait to build up my endurance and speed.

The thrill is not in the winning but in the courage to join the race.


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