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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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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

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Dr_Molly


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


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duballstar
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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

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griffin


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Location: cambs england

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

in state of metamorphosis

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Shifty Twin


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Location: Gloucestershire

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Posted:good luck dude

smile, life is grand

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Posted:Good luck!

hug


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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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 )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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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 fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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

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


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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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 )'(
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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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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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"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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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 )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:100 yards!!

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


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

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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
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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Pyrolific
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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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



Josh

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