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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
So today I have a big swim meet. And I have some pretty tough competition:

My last best time in the 100 yard breastroke was 1:07.14. That was in 1995 when I was a Junior in high school at age 17.

Today, almost 10 years later, 1:07.14 is the time to beat. I am competing today with a 17-year-old me.

Wish me luck. weavesmiley

-Mike

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A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
best of luck Lightning!
you'll be fab I'm sure hug

duballstarSILVER Member
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2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
good luck man... show the old you how it's done! biggrin hug

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


griffinfeminine tiddly pom
505 posts
Location: cambs england


Posted:
good luck! beat your 17 year old bad self!! wink hug biggrin

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Shifty Twinnewbie
26 posts
Location: Gloucestershire


Posted:
good luck dude

smile, life is grand


BirdGOLD Member
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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom


Posted:
Good luck!

hug

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
So my actual best time (I looked up my old records) was 1:07.89.

Today I went 1:09.52. So just a bit over 1.5 seconds slower than my 17-year-old perfectly fit, tapered, shaved, and massaged self.

Not bad, eh?

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


PyrolificBRONZE Member
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
3,289 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Posted:
dude thats great smile, but dont think youre over the hill yet, I have no doubt that you could still come back and beat that record at your age / stage smile

Josh

PS your sig gives nasty imagery *shudders* wink

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fluffy napalm fairyCarpal \'Tunnel
3,638 posts
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land


Posted:
your signiture rocks - it had me and my mummy in hysterics for much time.

well done btw.... *pats lightning on the back*

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Hey, I get to gloat. Not many guys pushing 30 get to provide objective evidence that they're in basically the same condition they were in when they were 17. biggrin



I showed that 17-year-old punk a thing or two yesterday. He'll respect his elders now. ubblol

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


TrillianBRONZE Member
Llamas are larger than frogs.
319 posts
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Posted:
good job! I know how you could beat your old time, though: once, my friend was swimming breaststroke, which is her worst stroke, but when her (incredibly hot) coach, who was standing at the end of her lane, took off his shirt, she shot forward and, like, doubled her speed! now, if we can just figure out how to get him up to Michigan... ubbidea biggrin

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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
What makes me swim faster is the "rabbit in the dog race" trick. If I have someone swimming just in the corner of my eye, I can race them. Had 17-year-old me been swimming next to 27-year-old me, I might have only lost to myself by a half body length (much less than a second). Hot people standing at the end of the lane just don't do anything for me.

Then, I would have sat 17-year-old me down and had a long talk about general advice covering the next 10 years. ubblol

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


DentrassiGOLD Member
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3,044 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
100 yards!!

why cant you be like the rest of the world and convert to metric!!

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.


flash fireBRONZE Member
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2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
Written by: It's...Lightning!


... pushing 30 ...




dammit! I'm about to be 27, and now you're telling me that being 27 equates to pushing 30?! eek not at all happy about that....

Yay for good swim times. I doubt I could match my 50m freestyle PB from 15 years ago.... I'd love to be able to swim a 50m free in 27 seconds! Ahh the joys of early teenager-dom. How we took our health and fitness for granted... c'mon oldies - muse with me now!

ubbloco

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PyrolificBRONZE Member
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
3,289 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Posted:
Lol - yeah whatever flashy ubbloco I'm turning 29 (now that IS pushing 30 - not that I care). I've just started doing gymnastics again and I reckon I'm going to be a lot better at it this time round than I was when I was 14. But then again, I never was a very good gymnast...



Everyone in our group can pull standing back somersaults cept me and Kate, now its time to even the score.



smile



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