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.


My blogger layout has gone mad. Driving me nuts. All my stuff from my side panel has gone right to the bottom. When I go onto layout it says everything is the way it should be but then when I go to design it is all in HTML jargon. I am so mad.

Will see if my friends son can come and help reset it. Otherwise not sure what to do. Do I have to start all over again?

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage