Being a Morning Person

Wednesdays have become our long endurance swim day. This morning we swam a total of 3,000 meters with the main set length of 1,900 meters to get the half iron distance feel. Last week we swam 19 x 100 meters and it was a challenge. This morning we did a descending set that starts withContinue reading “Being a Morning Person”

Expect the Unexpected

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail. – Greek philosopher Heraclitus We do not go searching for the unexpected. In fact it is easier to expect the Spanish Inquisition than to expect the unexpected (with a nod to MonteContinue reading “Expect the Unexpected”

Slowing Down To Go Faster

I never thought running in 80 degree weather would be considered a cooler run, but that was the case this morning. The high yesterday was around 105 so starting out my run this morning when it was 75 degrees did seem cool. The sun was bright and by the time I finished it was aboutContinue reading “Slowing Down To Go Faster”

Immersed in Moonrise Kingdom

This morning we swam a 1,500 meter time trial in the pool. It wasn’t my best and it wasn’t my worst. Of the five I have done this year it was right in the middle. I am a bit frustrated because I worked hard on turnover – I used my tempo trainer and set itContinue reading “Immersed in Moonrise Kingdom”

Celebrating Independence

Independence Day is a good holiday to not have any demands and declare my own independence of sorts. I was able to sleep in much later than I would on a typical Wednesday and I met my training partner to swim at 10:00 this morning. It was a hot, sunny morning and the pool wasContinue reading “Celebrating Independence”

Human Behavior and a Flat Tire

Human behavior is an interesting thing to observe. During the race yesterday was a good example. Many Olympic distance swimmers were coming out of the water before the Sprinters started. Quite a few athletes saw the lead guys coming out of the water and stood cheering them – right in the path they had toContinue reading “Human Behavior and a Flat Tire”