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Here in Boston, where the Charles River empties into the harbor, are these two bridges. I liked the juxtaposition of the angular old counterweighted one with the soaring grace of the much newer suspension span.  50 more words


Monday: Exactly one hour

Well, vacation is over.  This morning at 5:15, my alarm went off.  The alarm was loud enough to wake up my wife, but not me, so she nudged me awake.   722 more words

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Saturday: L2 Waterfall 1x

Friday:  We came back from the Cape Thursday evening.  Friday, I had an appointment with the eye doctor, and I had a lot of running around to do to take care of some car maintenance.   411 more words

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Boston Independence Day Fireworks 2017

I’d never been to see fireworks on the Esplanade, so this year on the 4th of July some friends and I went to watch them. The fireworks were pretty, but something about the whole situation felt ominous. 44 more words


Wednesday: 8 x 2' / 2' 1x

A beautiful morning.  Sunny, warm, dry, hardly any wind.


  • Long warmup to re-acclimate to higher stroke rates
  • 8 x 2′ / 2′ rest
  • Stroke rate target: 26 (head race rate)
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Tuesday: 80' L4 1x

It was so nice getting back in my fluid that I stayed out extra long.  I did over 18km in the session including warmup and cool down. 195 more words

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Love That Dirty Water

When I first set foot on the algae slimed, goose-poop covered banks of the Charles River in the summer of 1983, it was love at first sight. 262 more words