Round Robin—Genres beyond fiction, 9-18-21

This month, Robin wants to know what other genres I write besides novels and why. When Robin first posed this subject, I wondered what other genres there were besides nonfiction and, of course, memoirs, which are, technically, nonfiction, as well, depending on how...

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55-minute swim workout, backstroke sprint day, 9-17-21

This was a tough workout today. Eh, well, not that tough. I mean, the sprinting is always hard, I don't know if I'd call it fun. It's just something you do to push yourself. Or maybe it's something I do to push myself. LOL I can't help it. I can't just go to the pool...

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55-minute swim workout, backstroke technique, 9-16-21

Today was stroke technique. Although I missed Monday, this week was backstroke week. I decided to go ahead and focus on it today. I did several different drills because I like variety. This was a very heavy backstroke workout, but, if backstroke isn't your stroke, do...

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55-minute swim workout, distance day, 9-15-21

I've been delinquent the past couple of days. Well, not really. As I am an independent contract editor, there are times when I receive editing requests that are time sensitive. That happened on both Monday and Tuesday. So, getting in today was lovely, even with the...

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60-minute long course swim workout, SCAQ, 9-12-21

My first long course since the lockdowns began. It was 10% longer with 66% fewer flip turns, 30% slower, and 50% more mental anguish. LOL Actually, I swam pretty fast. I wasn't 30% slower; it just felt like it. Seriously, where was the wall when I wanted it? Oh, yeah,...

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55-minute swim workout, sprint day, 9-10-21

Today, I finally felt closer to myself and "normal" speed. The past several weeks had been just sucky. I was getting slower and slower until, on Tuesday, I couldn't even sprint a 100 in 1:25. Well, there was no sprinting period. I was out of town on Wednesday and...

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55-minute swim workout, stroke/timing day, 9-9-21

Yesterday wasn't about speed. As you probably guessed from the title, it was about timing. For me, this meant focusing on timing with breathing. In the main set, I alternated between relaxing and that timing/breathing focus and just relaxing into the swim while trying...

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55-minute swim workout, distance day, 9-1-21

Ah, distance day . . . how I love thee. This was all about cruising. I've been pushing myself harder than usual (not very successfully either), so my goal for this workout was just to swim, to make the intervals, to enjoy the water. If you want to make the main set...

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55-minute swim workout, Tuesday fun day, 8-31-21

So, today was "fun" day where I do a lot of odd sets just to shake up my workouts. With me swimming alone, it can get monotonous. Not that I don't love to swim, I do, but it's easy to fall into doing the same workouts all of the time. I try to keep them fresh. It was...

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55-minute swim workout, IM Monday, 8-30-21

I did swim Friday, but for a short 35 minutes as the pool facility had issues with the chemical balance and kicked us out. You may notice that, despite an extra 5 minutes, I don't seem to be getting a significant amount of yards. Well, as you can see from the last...

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