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Anne Greenawalt
a fusion of creative writing and competitive sports with a twist of feminist intent.
a fusion of creative writing and competitive sports with a twist of feminist intent.
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Training through Fatigue
Training through Fatigue
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Training through Fatigue
I'm not that old: I'm only 33, but a 33-year-old athlete body feels a lot different than 23- or 13-year-old body. I'm as strong as ever, maybe even stronger. Mentally, I’m definitely tougher. But I do not warm up as quickly and I do not recover as quickly a...
Training through Fatigue
Training through Fatigue
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On Swimming as Fast as I Did in College: Recap of 2018 USMS Colonies Zones
2018 USMS Colonies Zone Swimming Championships George Mason University, Fairfax, VA April 14 -15 The week before Zones—my goal meet of the spring—I started to doubt myself. In my head, I’d hear things like, “You better swim fast or the past eight months of ...
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“I Swam 9,000+ Yards Today. Now I’m Really Tired.”
I found my swimming practice journal from 1999 when I was a 15-year-old sophomore in high school. Most entries pretty much look like this: “I swam 9,000+ yards today. Now I’m really tired.” And when I got too tired? I took the “day off” and ran five miles i...
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Setting the Baseline for My Wildly Improbable Goal in the 500 Free
I competed in the Germantown Masters Solstice Meet on December 2 because I wanted to set a baseline for my Wildly Improbable Goal for the 500 free. It was at a short course meters pool, so the meet had a 400 meter free, rather than a 500 yard free, but by t...
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