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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Mar 24, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Swimming4 3:20:49 4.55(44:09) 7.32(27:26)
  Total4 3:20:49 4.55(44:09) 7.32(27:26)
averages - weight:197.5lbs

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Monday Mar 24, 2014 #

Swimming (62) 48:15 [1] 1.83 km (26:22 / km)

8 sets of 10 with new suit...
612 r9 608 r12 603 r22 556 r15 550 r18 608 r15 600 r13 558

The swimsuit saga (rated B for Boring)...when I decided to start swimming in December, I went to the local swim shop and tried on a training suit, size 18. I felt like there was just too much of me popping out of the top to be decent, and I didn't like the high cut leg openings. I opted for something I had at home -tri shorts and tank top. The pants are a bit baggy when wet causing them to have a bit of an air pocket at times, and the top is loose enough that I also wear a sports bra to stay contained and to prevent chaffing. Additionally, it has gel pockets and a zipper pocket which I don't think I need while lap swimming.

Next, I ordered a unitard online, but it was cut in a way which caused chaffing to my neck and underarm, and it had a shelf bra, which caused additional chaffing there. It also felt like a ton of material since it is fully lined, front and back.

The tri suit is wearing out quickly with all of the chlorine, so I was on the hunt still for a replacement. I ordered two more suits, which arrived on Saturday. These have more conservative leg openings, one with a modesty panel also have shelf bras, and I learned my lesson there. Return pending.

Today, back to the swim store and tried on the same suit I tried on in December since I need something snugger which isn't going to cause chaffing. Well, I have toned up enough at the top, that I felt comfortable that it was going to hold me this time around. For the leg opening issue, I bought some jammers, and I wore the suit over the jammers. I think it worked pretty well, though my spare tire is now accentuated in a way that it wasn't in the tri suit. Really have to work on the core! Well and the 199 which = too much pizza on Saturday and not eating well on Sunday either.

Sunday Mar 23, 2014 #


EX2 - Rosaryville - Half Marathon and 10K Kids run? Watch Lailah?


Paid for the day on my feet on concrete yesterday - overnight I woke up with a very painful back and foot. Better the next time I woke up but still tender.

Drove to Annapolis for a 8 AM pickup of Lailah so that the kids could have a few hours to get things done at their apartment.

Lailah anad I spent our time together playing with the guinea pigs, dressing the dolls, doing two puzzles (mostly me since they were for 6 & up), eating, and doing crafts (making some necklaces).

Then I drove her back to Annapolis. Once home again, I had a much needed nap, only dragging myself out of bed at 7 PM to eat something and process the race results.

Back to bed at 9:30 PM and slept better than I thought I would, though not great.

Saturday Mar 22, 2014 #


EX2 - Rosaryville - 6 hours of Cranky Money MTB race - epunching

A very good day of race timing, though a bit hectic setting up, and an issue with the radio controls buffering all of the data for like 3-5 minutes, or so it seemed. But, otherwise, comfortable weather and with Amy alongside, I had no reason to be grumpy. A Cheerful Money Day!

Friday Mar 21, 2014 #

Swimming (61) 50:17 [1] 1.83 km (27:29 / km)

629 r11 614 r31 615 r28 605 r25 614 r15 628 (split) r16 621 (3/4 split) r20 612
Did not use inhaler ahead of time. Breathing was pretty good. Slower but less rest between.

Thursday Mar 20, 2014 #


3 PM Physical
12 PM

Swimming (60) 49:10 [1] 1.83 km (26:52 / km)

MRI Left ankle and hind foot March 26 at 2:30

634 r42 602 r54 554 r106 559 r40 601 r43 612 r43 614 r115 614

Pool before my physical. I was starting to think that the times I recorded near 600 a while back were bogus, but it turns out that I must have shortened up my stroke in a way that was slowing me down.

Of course, I was so speedy today that my breathing could not keep up, meaning longer breaks between sets of 10 (250 yards), but it was encouraging.

I am going to feel it tomorrow. Yeah!!

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014 #


12:50 Foot specialist

Tuesday Mar 18, 2014 #

12 PM

Swimming (59) 53:07 [1] 1.83 km (29:02 / km)

Breathing a little tight but not much coughing today, so that was good. Pool pretty quiet when I got there.
Helen, the lifeguard, who is also one of the instructors, opinions that I am not reaching far enough out with my strokes - elbow is too bent. That will be the next thing to work on.
656 r40 637 r32 610 r26 640 r35 631 r25 638 r37 638 r33 646

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