We'll be having a make-up practice on Thursday, June 1, 2006. Check out this picture of about half the team, where are the rest of our Dynoswimmers...?
I've received some emails on the last photo, and yes the black specks are their heads. They're out there on this one too. Hint: Ignore the birds...
With an average speed of 25mph and a top speed of 36mph, it's no wonder. Not to mention how he protected his buddy Serge Torres into the breakaway off the front and controlled the rest of the group with an iron fist. That's called teamwork, sacrificing for the greater good of the group.
Yes, they are there. Look closely. Hint - this is one of our recent 5K open-water practices. If you can't guess, more info and photos will come in the following days...
There will be practice on Monday, at our normally scheduled time.
Great Practice today, 16 swimmers, four relay teams, lots of fun. Here's what we did:
"Saddam would not allow us here; he would slay whoever came here. It's freedom now!" ~Salah Maadi Khafaji, an Iraqi swimming in a part of the Tigris that had been off limits to ordinary Iraqis, Los Angeles Times, 6/17/03
Four Dynoswimmers - Christine Bange, Scott Bay, Dakin Fromhold, and Joe Matuszczak - participated in Saturday's race. Great Job! Here are a few highlights:
- Joe was 13th overall and 2nd in his age group.
- Dakin earned 2nd out of the water and 6th in his age group.
- Scott's relay was third out of the water and seventh overall in the mixed category.
- Christine had a great race, 4th out of 14 in her first ever triathlon - congratulations!
12:30pm, Highbridge and A1A. You must confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.
Very nice conditions, no waves, and a lot of sun. We went south to Ormond Beach today for a total of 5,000 yards. There were nine swimmers today and a special congratulations to Judi and Ashley who completed their first open-water today!
Swimmers, try this experiment while you are training in the pool. Keeping your arms still at your sides, face down in the water—kick. You are not moving very fast are you, and you are getting tired, correct? The fact is, that the energy required to kick hard and fast in the water is not always an efficient way to use your energy. If you are sprinting in the pool it will cut those few precious seconds from your overall time that may put you in first place at the finish. In the open water it will wear you out. Use your strength in your upper body, pulling from your back, and use your whole hand when gliding through the water. Kick smoothly and evenly to keep your momentum and allow for streamlining in your body to occur, the breath will relax and you will feel strong and focused. A smooth kick will also help you rotate and elongate your spine. Kick to keep the swimmer behind you off your back. Kick to correct your direction. Kick at the end of your competition to bring control and circulation back in to your legs and feet, but in the middle of your race, loosen up your legs (like a seal) and reserve your energy for when you need it.
~Coach Pedro Ordenes, www.waterworldswim.com
Latest training series from top multisport coach Lance Watson.
“The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.” ~Rensis Likert
Yes, there will be an ocean swim this Sunday - 12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. You must confirm with Dean if you plan to attend.
Very nice conditions today. Air temp was 94 degrees, ocean temp is around 81. We swam about 4800 yards, staying a little closer to shore. "Something slimy touched my leg."
If you have seen this mug, make sure you give him a pat on the back. Sean was accepted to R.I.T. (Rochester Institute of Technology) and will be off to better opportunities and the next chapter of life.
Be sure to join us at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club this Sunday at 4pm (after our ocean swim) for some good luck cheer. (Picture taken at the Bahia Cabana for pre-meet strategy session - USMS Nationals)
As most of you know, we had three swimmers - Sean Bean, Sheryl Watkins and Scott Bay - representing Dynoswim at USMS Nationals last weekend. Here are just a few highlights:
- Sheryl's 100 Back at 1:12.8
- Sean's 100 Breast at 1:10.14, a full two seconds faster than the Clearwater Meet
- Scott's 100 Fly at 1:23.7; and a 50 Free at 29.37, despite losing his goggles - happens to us all
Great meet guys! You made us proud!
More pictures later...
"We don't see the world as it is; we see the world as we are. If I am an unchanging stability seeker who just wants to maintain the status quo most change is a threat. If we're constantly seeking new challenges and opportunities to grow, most changes are an opportunity." ~Jim Clemmer
Check out Amy at the Gulf Coast Tri. Did she qualify for the Ironman?
- SWIM: 33:04
- SWIM TO BIKE TRANSITION: 3:03
- BIKE: 3:07:10
- BIKE TO RUN TRANSITION: 3:05
- RUN: 2:01:41
- FINISH 5:48:00
Joe finished at 1:03:37 despite a conservative start in the water, then managed a 22.4 mph bike and a 6:22 pace in the run. Awesome!
"I'm stoked and can't wait for the next one!"
Not surprising since Joe managed 51st out of more than 500 athletes. Check out the results:
Way to go, Joe!
Spend the day with Mom. Buy her favorite flowers and take her to dinner.
Notice anything important?
"Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want." ~Anna Lappe, O Magazine June 2003
12:30pm at Highbridge and A1A. You must confirm with Dean if you intend to participate.
We had beautiful conditions today; the water was clear and turqoise green. You could see fifteen feet down - really nice - some waves, but no problems. Nine swimmers today, completing 5,000 yards from Highbridge to Flagler Beach. Congratulations to Ross, who swam her first open-water today!
Well, here's a little map to give you an idea where they're from:
USMS Rule 107.6 - Water temperature between 78 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit shall be maintained for competition.
When you train in water slightly below 78 degrees you will have a leg-up vs. those swimmers that consistently train in warm water. The water at Frieda Zamba today was 73 degrees. Training in 83-85 degree water (as we have been at Belle Terre for the last few months) has put us at a severe disadvantage. Just the facts...
"Develop slowly, steadily, and persistently in all ways. Never give up. Breakthroughs are made by those who keep going when others let up." ~Author Unidentified
Provided by Pedro Ordenes