I’m 51 years old, and a competitive triathlete. Like most triathletes, I thrive on exercise. I’m hard to live with on days when there’s a big ZERO in my logbook, and there’s nothing I can’t tackle after a 2- or 3-hour bike/run brick.

04/15/03 CCB Masters. This is a good pre-season triathlon practice. The idea is to hold a pace that is 5 to 10 seconds faster than your average 100 pace for a 15 minute timed swim (T-15). This helps to build speed and endurance for a triathlon swim of any distance.

04/11/03 This is the practice that I did at Lehman College in the Bronx, while my stepson was working out with his USS team. The Lehman pool is set up for long-course meters (50 meters). When I have this much uninterrupted water, I LOVE to put on flippers and cruise, incoporating a lot of combo swimming (breast/fly and back/free) into the practice.