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Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
You are supposed to work your weaknesses during the off season. So I decided to get a tune up on my swim stroke last week. Biker Chick (Aimee) has been taking lessons recently with a coach at Liquid Lifestyles.
I decided to have Leah look at my stroke and offer some tips/corrections. Overall things are good but we discussed what she saw and agreed that some changes were necessary. Small items like head and hand positions, recovery, body angle, arm extension.
I've been doing drills during each swim session in order to start the "change" in my stroke. I'm noticing improvements already. I've reduced my stroke count by two already.
This mornings swim was more of the same. Drills, pulling, and two 400's with negative splits.
The first 400 was a 3:07 and 2:58 for each 200. The second 400 was a 3:05 and 2:51.5 for each 200. I put the half second in there because I like the idea of being close to 2:50 for 200 yards.
Overall I was very happy with the swim. there should be some improvement in my swim times during the summer.
Submitted for your approval by Eric at 1:32 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies
1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup or brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila
Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl,
check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality,
pour one level cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter
in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one peastoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point
it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still ok, try another
cup just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup
of dried fruit.
Pick the frigging fruit off the floor.
Mix on the turner.
If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaters just pry
it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who geeves
a sheet . Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain
Add one table.
Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can
Greash the oven.
Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall
Don't forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the
Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the wishdasher.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I'm going to have fun reading about all of the new things she learns about herself and running. Her enthusiasm reminds me of why I enjoy running....and cycling.....and....yes.....swimming.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sometimes you just have those DUH moments. Why didn't I edit my video, reduce the size and then upload to blogger. Do you think that would work better than trying to stream a 68 MB video to blogger? Silly blogger, vids are for YouTube. There is always more than one way to do something.
Is it just me or does the song remind me of long training rides?
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Despite the cold temperatures in Northern Ohio I packed up the mountain bike and headed to Findley State Park for some riding. I took the camera for some pics of the trails. Enjoy.
Oh yeah....that's the temp before and after my ride. I was only gone 1 hour.
Do you see those deer eyes peering back at me? I saw at least 20 deer.
Practice your balance on this log or bypass to the left.
This guy has been sitting there for the past 3 years. No one ever bothers him.
Looking back at the downhill and creek crossing.
Submitted for your approval by Eric at 1:51 PM