The question is: will this make me faster?

Ankeny,IA 
Today
Patchy light drizzle High 73FLow 49F
  • Temp: 54F
  • Hum: 100%
  • W: 6mph SSE
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 71F
Low 48F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 74F
Low 52F
MONDAY
Partly Cloudy
High 72F
Low 51F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 56F
Low 41F

Friday - August 22

Sport
  • Walking
  • 30m
Friday was mostly a waste day. We talked about golfing again, but it rained most of the morning, so that didn't sound too good. The US basketball team put a beatdown on Emanuel Ginobili and the Argentinians in the first quarter, then hung on for a ho-hum 20 point win. Some more people showed up on Friday afternoon and evening - burgers, beer, cards, and Wii ensued. On the Wii, you can download classic games from previous systems (Tecmo Bowl, Double Dribble, Punch Out). This version of Punch Out lacks Mike Tyson, but the final opponent, Mr. Dream, is the exact same fighter with the same moves, but looks different (white). Anyway, after running the table to reach him, and then about 20-25 tries, Mr. Dream goes down! Stangl and his friend Kevin Donohoo went to the casino, while the rest of us stayed and watched more Olympics. Then we headed back to the bar (1/2 mile walk each way) to end the night.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 5 Soreness: 4 Sick: 2

Thursday - August 21

Sport #1
  • Golf
  • 2h 00m
Sport #2
  • Walking
  • 30m
After getting to bed at a very early (for me) 11:00, I woke up at 4:45 and couldn't get back to sleep. Fortunately, it was 5:45 PM in China, so more Olympics were on. When Salz was ready to leave, we took off and met up with Jeremy at his temporary residence in Apple Valley. We took off from the cities and about 12:30. We got to the Dells at around 4 (including a stop in Lacrosse for beer, Wii supplies, and bathroom usage). We headed over to the golf course (the house is actually on the 7th green), and played 9 - I shot a 49. Ick. More Olympics. Someone remembers Natalie Coughlin for the debate. Diana Taurasi is a divisive nomination. How could we forget Jennie Finch? To cap off the night, we headed to the bar for the TGFFL draft. This was, sadly, the lowlight of the weekend. Trust me, spending 4 hours in a bar trying to do an online draft on a website that is unreliable is not an enjoyable experience. I don't think I'll agree to drafting at the Dells next year - someone else can make a concession on their schedule.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 5 Soreness: 4 Sick: 2

Wednesday - August 20

Sport
  • Walking
  • 30m
I'm going to attempt to chronicle my trip to the cities and the Dells. This is mostly for posterity, but it may be humerous to those who read it. Wednesday started off with a 3:06 drive from Ankeny to downtown Minneapolis, which is a PR. I met Stangl and Thornburgh at 7 corners for a beer, then headed over to the Metrodome for the Twins-A's game. Twins won 3-1. I had a hotdog at the game that was about 2 feet long - no kidding. And a few beers too. After the game, we met up with Salzwedel at a bar for more beers. Salz was gracious enough to let us stay at his place. We went out for dinner, and then stayed up and watched the gold medal women's beach volleyball match. We began discussing hottest Olympians - Misty May-Treanor, Lolo Jones, and Alicia Sacramone are the early leaders.

  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 5 Soreness: 3 Sick: 2

Tuesday - August 19

Swim
  • 30m
  • 1312.34 yards
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Just a leisurely swim in the pool today. The distance is just an estimate, as I wasn't even counting laps. I saw a few 100's, then mixed in some back and breaststroke. I timed an "all out" 50 for the back and breast, and they were 1:05 and 1:10 respectively. Compared to a :40 for the free, that's quite a difference. I suppose I would need to practice the other strokes more to get better at them.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 1 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 4 Sick: 2 Overall Workout: 2

Monday - August 18

Day off today. I did mow the lawn so that counts for something. :)

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Sick: 2

Sunday - August 17

Sport
  • Basketball
  • 1h 00m
An hour of 2 on 2 at the church gym tonight. We're hoping to get a little Sunday night basketball going, which would be pretty cool. I'll try to do this as often as I can, at least until I have my knee fixed.

  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 2 Overall Workout: 3

Saturday - August 16

Bike
  • 1h 10m 11s
  • 24.86 miles
  • 21.25 Mi/hr
Another beautiful morning. As bad as our weather was for the first 7 months of the year, this is the nicest August I can remember. OK, here are some observations from the first week of the Olympics: 1. Michael Phelps is a fish with arms. 2. The USA basketball team is playing really well, and they're actually a fun team to pull for. Specifically, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and Chris Bosh have made me a fan of all of them. I might even become more of an NBA fan because of this. 3. Usain Bolt looks like he is in a class by himself in the 100. He basically jogged to a 9.92 last night. There is nobody who is going to touch him in that event unless he does something to lose it. He could go 9.60 in the finals. 4. Triathlon events are scheduled for Sunday night (women) and Monday night (men). I'm going to try to watch those if they're on.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 4 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 3 Sick: 2 Overall Workout: 3

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