Maintaining Balance

Akron,OH 
Today
Patchy light rain in area with thunder High 76FLow 57F
  • Temp: 61F
  • Hum: 77%
  • W: 11mph SW
THURSDAY
Sunny
High 81F
Low 55F
FRIDAY
Light rain shower
High 80F
Low 60F
SATURDAY
Light rain shower
High 83F
Low 59F
SUNDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 78F
Low 61F

Thursday - December 20

Run
  • 30m
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Sandrun trail. I have thought about running a lot lately and the problems I used to have with minor achilles tendonitis. All it took to eliminate it is at least one run per week on this moderately hilly trail and I am cured. It is kinda analogous to what the doctor told me to do with my minor but easily inflamed elbow tendonitis - very light strength training...2.5 lb dumbbell forearm curls cured that. Analagous to having one weekly moderate hill run - not for speed, just some strength.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 5

Wednesday - December 19

Swim
  • 40m
  • 1600.00 yards
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WU: 200. I tried something different here on a whim. I changed my breathing from 3 stroke to 3, 5, 3, 5, repeat.
MS: 200 Fingertip Drag
200 Swim
200 Closed Fist
200 Swim
3x200 on 5" with results in avg min/100y per 200:
- 1st (2:10)
- 2nd (2:05)
- 3rd (1:57!!!!YEAH)
CD: Hotub.

I discovered that employing breath control (3, 5, 3 5) on my warmup set FORCES me to stay slow, BUT as I did the regular workouts and drills on the standard 3 stroke breathing, I noticed that the warmup 3, 5 repeat breathing really paid off in maximizing and paying attention to my breathing for the rest of workout.  I tend to forget breathing when I focus on other stuff, so I may not exhale enough, etc and probably short-change myself...doing this in the warmup really helped me maximize my normal 3 stroke breathing to get the most out of the drills and 200's as it really was a breathing drill in and of itself. 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6

Tuesday - December 18

Run
  • 30m
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Sandrun trail. It was nicely cleared from this weekends snow.

Monday - December 17

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1000.00 yards
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WU: 200
MS: 200 Fingertip Drag, 100 swim, 200 Closed fist, 3x100 swim
CD: Hotub

I feel bad for the people at Cool Running, the site just got gutted.

Not a particularly awesome workout.  I didn't really plan properly going into today, my nutrition was waaaay off. I wanted to do 40 or 50minutes, but wouldn't have had the energy.

 

Sunday - December 16

Run
  • 30m
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Baklava (sp?) weather. Cold, snowy, windy...not bad for a run today!

Missed some workouts last part of this week due to some family stuff.  Snuck one in today though.

Saturday - December 15

Friday - December 14

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