Sept. 1997 I started to start training to swimm long distance. First step was to select some gogles and a buy a swim suit, (something nudist don't usally need). Tried several gogles, which leaked badly. Very depressing. Not sure if I can continue with this swimming thing. I can run several miles, but can only swim a few 25 Yard laps. Finally found a gogle that works - Racetech by TYR! Things are looking up. I can swim 3-4 laps, don't get any water in my gogles, and the gogles feel great. Nov. 1997 Swimming 5-6 laps before having to stop. Doing several intervals. Dec. 1997 22 Dec 1997 Diary started Purchased a great book on Triathelons. Looks great - not what sure to do about the bicycle. 2 Jan 1998 Swamm for 30 minutes staight. Feels great. Tried racing turn a few times, but get water up my nose. 7 Jan 1998 Swam 1/2 mile at Ft. Mead! Took about 40 minutes. Feels great. 8 Jan 1998 Swam for 30 min. Not quite as good as yesterday. 7 May 1998 It has been some time since I last wrote here: I have been doing more running than swimming - training for the Bay to Breakers and Marine Corps Marathon. Swims are up to 30-45 minutes though!