Maintaining Balance

Akron,OH 
Today
Partly Cloudy High 82FLow 64F
  • Temp: 69F
  • Hum: 90%
  • W: 0mph N
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 83F
Low 64F
MONDAY
Partly Cloudy
High 85F
Low 65F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 87F
Low 67F
WEDNESDAY
Partly Cloudy
High 91F
Low 68F

Monday - December 24

Run
  • 35m
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Went to the trail off of Memorial. Nice, flat and quiet trail. I was one of only 3 people there.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 8.5

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
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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.

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