Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Swimming clears the mind

Swimming always brings such clarity to my mind. I use it as a bit of an escape, place to sort things out when the real world feels a bit too much. There's something cathartic about the mundane black line, the swooshing in the ears, the in out breathing sound that one makes. Brings focus back to the things that really matter or solutions to the things that puzzle the mind.

I used today's workout to get rid of some feelings that have been pestering me. I tried to put all of that negative energy into getting a really good workout and it worked.
  • 300m Fr/s Warm up
  • 300m, 200m, 100m Fr/s increasing speed
  • 300m - 25m kick with flippers, 25m Fr/s with flippers
  • 200m Br/s hold the glide
  • 3 x 150m Fr/s 1:10 rest
  • 200m Fr/s finger trailing
  • 200m one armed fly with flippers breathing every 2 strokes
  • 100m Fr/s cooldown.
I felt strong, really in control of all of my strokes. This session was written up for me by my older brother. He too will be competing in the 70.3 with me in May next year and as such we are sharing our workouts. Well, I am sharing his workouts, atleast for now. When I have an established pattern I too will be imparting some knowledge his way. Well, here's hoping I will.

Still not able to figure out what I have done on my end of this blogger world. My layout on my end is still stuffed, but glad to hear that all of you can't see the mess that is on my end. Will have to wait from blogger themselves to see if they can help.


  1. I find Shiraz or Cab clears my mind. Preferably something from your neck of the woods.

    Looks like a cool workout. Lots of variety. I like working on other strokes from time to time.

  2. BTW I see what you mean. It seems if your comments are turned off, your side panel widgets go to the bottom of your blog.

    You need more help than I can offer.

  3. Flatout Jim: Exactly, so glad in a way you can see it too. Now if I were to jump on my layout page it shows everything where it should be. Can't figure it out.

  4. Great way to get a good workout in. Training in general is my escape time. I love and need that time.

  5. How cool that your brothe ris your coach!

  6. Johann: Your right, but swimming because I find it so easy I don't really have to think about stroke so it gives me more time to think about other stuff.

    Kovas: I know isn't it ever.


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