Maintaining Balance

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Tuesday - December 25

Nice day with the family.  It's about time for Thomas the Train to give us 'College Credits' for all of the trains we have bought the past few years.

  • Health data: Hours slept: 5

Monday - December 24

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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