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Swim Challenge (and other challenges)
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December 1 we start a new swim challenge. It's the Tower 26 Challenge, acknowledging a new masters swim program started by Gerry Rodrigues, domiciled in Pacific Palisades. Gerry was the long time head of the UCLA Masters program, and now incepts Tower 26 in Pacific Palisades. If you're a West L.A. person, Gerry is the best masters / open water coach I know (in addition to being a top notch open water competitor himself).

Now, the Challenge! You'll find it here.

This isn't hard. 33,333 yards per month. But, that's through Christmas, pools close, it's the flu season, it's dark, it's cold, it's scary. So, maybe it's not so easy after all!

Two more Winter-long challenges are coming, but, these will be bike-specific, and points-specific. prizes will be awarded.


Dan Empfield
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Last edited by: Slowman: Dec 1, 10 13:11
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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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You are on. :-)
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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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[Two more Winter-long challenges are coming, but, these will be bike-specific]

Granted I am in frozen Canada and I could ride the trainer in my basement.
But a winter-long challenge to me would be more run-specific...
But that is just me!

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Since my injured feet won't allow anything else until after surgery, I'm totally IN (thw water, that is).

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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How can people jump in on this? Sounds like fun!
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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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In meters, that means 30,500 / month would just do it too. :) That'd be a slight increase for me, but maybe within reach. Hmmm....
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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in!

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [barryendurance] [ In reply to ]
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"How can people jump in on this? Sounds like fun!"

since you're a forum member, with an account, you can use the training log. you just go to the challenge, click that you're in, and, your workouts you put on the training log will append to any challenge you're a part of. i'll give more explicit instructions in another post.



Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Count me in, loved the November swim challenge! Can you include your meter conversion? I am guessing it is approx 30,200/mo??

Thanks

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Alison] [ In reply to ]
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i'll have to check, but i think the challenge automatically converts meters to yards, that is, if you put in meters, the challenge totals will show yards.


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I see nothing in the Challenge totals?

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Sweet, my first challenge. I'm in.


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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I am all but certain I didn't swim that far all of last year! I will watch for the other challenges though. With a very young family at home the swim just takes way too much time. Especially since my longest swim in a race is 1000m.
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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [klehner] [ In reply to ]
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did you put a workout in already today, and is your computer's date and time set to reflect dec 1?


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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I'm having the same problem. I entered in my workout this morning, but still have 0s across the board.



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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [cbritri] [ In reply to ]
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I am all but certain I didn't swim that far all of last year! I will watch for the other challenges though. With a very young family at home the swim just takes way too much time. Especially since my longest swim in a race is 1000m.

I recently did 4,900 yards in a Sunday workout. I'm pretty sure that was more yards than I swam in my seven triathlons in 2010...combined.

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in. My swim sucks hairy donkey balls compared to my bike and run, so I'm planning on swimming a ton this winter.

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [fartleker] [ In reply to ]
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Im in. We're already going to be swimming more as part of the National Challenge Competition for USAT's club winter training contest, so getting to use those miles for 2 different contest works for me.

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Is there a reason this challenge has disappeared from the Challenges page?

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Re: Swim Challenge (and other challenges) [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Did I win something??? :-)




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