Maintaining Balance

Akron,OH 
Today
Moderate or heavy rain shower High 85FLow 65F
  • Temp: 72F
  • Hum: 88%
  • W: 6mph SSW
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 82F
Low 65F
SUNDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 83F
Low 66F
MONDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 83F
Low 68F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 87F
Low 66F

Sunday - December 23

It was 3pm today, I had my running pants on, I had the shoes on.  I was putting on my shirts when I got a phone call.  I was excited to perhaps do a 35minute run.  But family stuff instead prevailed.  Tomorrow it will be either a swim or a run...or both. 

  • Health data: Hours slept: 10

Saturday - December 22

10 hours of sleep last night...this was sorely needed for the huge deficit I have been running the last few weeks.  It would have been a sick Christmas otherwise as yesterday I was definitely drained.  I could have fallen asleep in the hottub.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 10

Friday - December 21

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1100.00 yards
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WU: 300. 3,5, breathing.
MS: 200 Fingertip Drag
100 Swim
200 Closed Fist
300 Swim (2:17)
CD: Hotub.

I am very tired today.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 6

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
  • -----

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.

 

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