Tuesday, December 31, 2019

And yes...

Noon stress relief yoga taught by Chantelle, perfect. Run and yoga tomorrow too!

Monday-Tuesday update

Monday: 2 x 15 min walk to and from 6am hot yoga.
Tuesday: 1:20 with 20 as 1:1 to warm up and cool down, work set 5 x 5min faster, 3min walking recovery.

Lungs still a bit gummy, fortunately this cold never really fully manifested but I am feeling pretty low energy. Will probably go to noon stress relief yoga class, always a good goal!

Sunday, December 29, 2019


40 as 1:1 easy and early (almost nothing!), slight lung inflammation still but not a full-blown cold, will go to 9:30 fascial flow yoga.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Saturday longer

90 minutes: 30 as 1:1 easy, 30 as 4:1 moderate, 30 as 1:1 easy.

Friday, December 27, 2019


2 x 15min walk to and from 6am hot yoga. I like that class. Lynsy who teaches it on Mondays and Fridays is extremely good (a good counter!) and the room is never as hot first thing in the morning....

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Boxing Day

In retrospect I could have done Coach Jerry's Dashing Through the Sand beach walk as my main exercise rather than an afterthought - it was a slog, I felt very guilty for having gotten my mother to come along (my niece really wasn't enjoying it either) and worse of all for me, the camber was the wrong way, my R hip was higher and R glute-hamstring immediately not happy, getting worse over about 50 mins of slog in soggy sand! Then because of shuttling issues (and of course it's a normal work day for Brent) Brent and I still needed to walk back to the SUV (fortunately on sidewalk) so that he could bring me home and then go back to get the others from post-event breakfast.

1hr as 1:1
50 mins unbalanced beach slog
30 mins walk back to car

Will do mega-stretch once I have showered!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Tuesday: 1hr as 1:1 (I slept through the alarm and was then a bit pressed for time due to need to take foster cat Grayson to the shelter to get his travel paperwork done). And noon stress relief yoga, mostly meditation, perfect!

Wednesday: glorious longer early run! Finally got a good full 8hr sleep, got up easily, nice to be out so early on a holiday. 1:20 with 20 as 1:1 warmup, 3 x 8min faster, 3min walk, 6 x 1min fast, 1min walk, 20 as 1:1 easy cooldown.

Will go to 8:45 festive yoga at Bliss, gonna be a good day....

Monday, December 23, 2019

Saturday-Monday catchup

Saturday: 1hr as 1:1
Sunday: 30 as 1:1, 75 minutes fascial flow yoga (obliques and QL, perfection!)
Monday: non-run day, 2 x 15min walk to and from hot yoga

Friday, December 20, 2019

The reappearance

In fact I have been doing my usual key program of 5x run per week, just too busy to log here! (I log for David and I log for my Facebook PT group which includes exercise as well as exercises) But first morning in Cayman and now think I can manage it again, though not at all done with end of semester responsibilities alas....

40 as 1:1 easy and early and WARM!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Swim-run double!

I really would love to be doing this every Thursday and Friday next semester, we will see if David can be persuaded!

30 as 1:1 on the indoor track, then 30 minutes swim in the pool.

100 swim, 100 kick on back, 100 drill-swim by 25 (thumbs-and-salute), 100 whip kick with board, 100 RaLaCuBa. 300 as 4 x 75 kick-drill-swim (first two back, second two fly). 100 breast. 100 IM. 50 easy back swim down.


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Wednesday-Thursday update

Yesterday was probably the craziest day of the semester, just way overscheduled. I did fit in a run but cut it short because that was the only way I'd have 25 mins to get and eat lunch and do essential minimum course prep. On the track at the gym, because of how icy it had been the afternoon before, about 45 mins - 20 as 1:1 plus a work ladder of 1-2-2-2-3-2-2-2-1-2. Quite nice - back twinged a little after some tweaks due to slipperiness on Tuesday, but it's definitely better inside in warmth than outside in cold.

Thursday: great swim! (Though honestly that plus a meeting before have tired me out and I am thinking about taking the paper proposals I need to read into bed for a working nap.)

(1) 100 swim, 200 flutter kick (first 100 on back, 2nd 100 with board), 100 swim, 200 whip kick with board, 100 RaLaCuBa
(2) 4 x 75 as kick-drill-swim (first two fly, second two back)
(3) 4 x 50 on 1:30 (first two fly-back, second two back-breast)
(4) nice 100 IM to close

1300 yards total

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday later

Just did 30 as 1:1 (should have been 60) as I found it very icy and treacherous underfoot once I got down into the park. I'll do tomorrow morning's run on the track at the gym, I think.


Monday was a rest day from running and I didn't do anything other than incidental walking - really Mondays this semester have been a disaster for scheduling reasons beyond my control. Yesterday started with Brent getting up at 4 and me putting him in a car at about ten to five, then frantically reading the second half of Dangerous Liaisons, then ... you get the idea.

Unlike last Tuesday, it was my assessment that I DID have the vim today to swim late morning and still be able to pull off the appropriate run, so yes, lovely swim, then on the run with meetings so let's see if I can actually reconstruct it.

Warmup: 200 swim, 200 kick with board, 200 as 2 x 100 free drill (thumbs-and-salute, finger-drag), 200 as 100 whip kick with board, 100 breast.

2 x 75 fly kick-drill swim

Then a full lane opened up and I did 100 back drill-swim (double-arm, full stroke), then 100 IM, then 50 easy swim down.

It is possible that I am missing another 200 swim in the first half, but probably not....

1200 yards total

Sunday, December 1, 2019


1hr as 1:1. Pretty nice, annoying race in the park, chilly weather getting worse...