Thursday, June 04, 2009

Gulf of Mexico Swim Goal Complete

Yesterday I finished my 900th mile since I set a series of goals (about two and a half years ago) to keep myself inspired. Coincidentally that 900 miles is the same distance as it is across the Gulf of Mexico from St. Petersburg, FL (next to Tampa - see map) to Corpus Christi, TX. Google Maps shows the auto route - lots of turns. You can visualize my route on the map below by looking at the two cities (click on the "-" button in the top left corner of the map to see both FL and TX coasts). I went straight.

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  1. Congrats! That is amazing! How long did it take you to swim 900 miles??? I have goals for my swim career -- but they are only times. I am trying to get a 5:30:00 in my 5oo free. Do you have any tips for me?

  2. I started tracking on Jan 2, 2007, usually swimming 1.5 miles per day (most weekdays), and try not to allow myself any lame excuses. If I miss a day, I try to make it up over the next week or so in additional distance (or perhaps adding a weekend swim). Advice I give anyone trying to establish any kind of workout routine is simple: make it what you do - by doing so, it will become so routine that you'll begin to hate the days you miss. Good luck!


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