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Noël Figart
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Not a TAME Lion
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We were having a discussion about the MCU and the lack of a coherent musical theme. Peter took it as a challenge.

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Motivation is a Feeble Reed
What has mood to do with it? You fight when the necessity arises - no matter the mood! Mood's a thing for cattle or making love or playing the baliset. It's not for fighting.  --Gurney Halleck, Dune . When I was in high school, one of the things upper class...

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Warm Pool, Cool Pool
Moving to a drills then laps format for my swimming has been a good move. I know why I was resisting. I'd gotten into a groove of Long Slow Distance, and I'm like Kuzco.  I am utterly resistant to something throwing off my groove. Problem is, I gotta get ov...

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I Am Ironfish
The title comes from a website called Fitocracy .  You log in, log your workouts, get points and level up as you get more points. It rewards workouts more or less like a video game.  Yes, it's for nerds. Nerds can be childish and not want to do things if it...

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Flip Turns and Resistance in Swimming
I blew off flip turns for most of my freestyle sets yesterday and had something happen. I enjoyed the damn swim. head scratch   See, now I do swim for exercise and I do challenge myself to do hard things, but at the end of the day, it's something that's r...

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It's a Dialog, Not a Fight
I'm sitting here right now using a website called 750Words . The idea behind it is that you do a freewrite every day of seven hundred fifty words.  That's more or less three pages of material, and is based on the Morning Pages idea Julia Cameron talks about...

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90% of the Game is Half Mental
When you read about swimming you read a lot of advice about form, training techniques, and all that smack. Obviously crucial stuff, since you have a physical body that is going to be doing an endurance thing. So yeah, your body needs to be ready. But I'm no...

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It's Just Wednesday
In doing the fifty mile challenge for my gym, I’m cranking up the volume on my workouts so that I don’t get behind this month.  I’m going to be training while on travel, but it won’t count for the purposes of the gym challenge.  So, to stay on track for tha...

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Back to Training
I took a few days off from swimming after the Son of a Swim, but got back in the water today. I admit it, I wanted to enjoy the "Hey, woah, I did it!" for a little longer before I started critiquing the swimming.  'Cause there was a lot to critique. My next...

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After a Week Off
I was out of the pool for a week.  I was visiting family.  I totally could have chosen to go to a local pool there for a swim or two, but chose not to. From a swimming time standpoint, it sure looked like a good choice.   I think I may have needed a little ...
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