Maintaining Balance

Akron,OH 
Today
Moderate or heavy rain shower High 85FLow 64F
  • Temp: 66F
  • Hum: 94%
  • W: 6mph E
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 84F
Low 59F
FRIDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 88F
Low 70F
SATURDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 87F
Low 70F
SUNDAY
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High 90F
Low 71F

Tuesday - December 11

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1000.00 yards
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WU: 200
MS: 200 Fingertip Drag, 100 swim, 200 Closed fist, 100 swim, 200 (2:10)
CD: Hotub

I'm liking the focus of the closed fist drill.  I have never before thought of using more than just my hand as the paddle, this drill really gets me focusing on the fingertips to the elbow as the paddle.

I need to go to bed, I just deleted my post that took me 20minutes to figure out and write.  Then when I re-read it, I totally read the wrong distance of plan they were starting...WHICH WAS IN THE VERY FIRST SENTENCE...don't you hate that?

Monday - December 10

Run
  • 30m
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Nice run today. Not too cold.

What does the concept car Chevy Volt and Bike Speed have in common?

Aerodynamic performace TRUMPS weight...they just figured this out via wind tunnel testing for their new electric car.

See Full Articlehttp://www.gm-volt.com/  (I have been following the development of this car for some time)

"You will remember how Bob Lutz previously told us that the concept Volt did not do so well in the wind tunnel. We also heard from vehicle line director Tony Posawatz that it turns out aerodynamics is more important than mass or electricals for getting the Volt to make it 40 miles on a charge.

Frank Weber, E-Flex vehicle line executive states:

“The electric range of the Chevrolet Volt is most sensitive to improvements in aero, which is in contrast to a traditional vehicle program in which mass typically plays a larger role.”

GM now tells us through aggressive work in their state of the art wind tunnel, and through the efforts of a team of designers headed by Bob Boniface, they have made significant progress getting the Volt more aerodynamic; hence the new design above.
Aerodynamics apparently accounts for about 20% of any vehicle’s efficiency.

Ed Welburn, GM VP Global Design states:

“I’m proud to say that after extensive aero development of the Volt, and more to come, we have achieved a vehicle that had a coefficient of drag that is more 30% lower in drag than the original concept,”…“It’s not easy, but it is a necessity.”

Sunday - December 9

Rainy all day.  Considering the workout in the woods yesterday, best to relax.

Thought: would singling out a 'Strength' forum make the issue worse???  Would this backfire on the stated intent?

Saturday - December 8

Pulling trees off of a hill, sectioning them and splitting them into firewood.  Great workout.

Friday - December 7

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1000.00 yards
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WU: 200
MS: 200 Fingertip Drag, 100 swim, 200 Closed fist, 100 swim, 200 (2:15)
CD: Hotub

Thursday - December 6

Run
  • 25m
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Sandrun run. Frigid cold. No wind so that was a plus.

Wednesday - December 5

Swim
  • 40m
  • 1400.00 yards
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WU: 200 (2:20)
DRILLS: 200 Fingertip Drag, 100 Swim, 200 Closed Fist, 100 Swim (2:10).
MS: 3x200 (2:20)
CD: Hotub. It was most excellant today, the longer the siwm is the better the hot-tub'n.

This was just the swim I needed to get some drive back.

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