Saturday, February 29, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday run

40 as 1:1 midafternoon after a quiet day working at home (with a big nap in the morning when I realized I didn't have it in me to do real work yet). Very, very good - colder and windier than I thought, it blew out the cobwebs!

Thursday, February 27, 2020


Hahaha, have I REALLY not logged here since getting back from Brent's 10 days ago. I've hit most of the essentials anyway, will cross-check at a quieter moment and catch back up, but really for now it will be enough to log today's swim.


100 swim
100 kick on back
300 as 2 x 150 as kick, drill, swim by 50
100 as fly drill-swim
100 as breast kick-swim by 50
100 easy free with flip turns
100 easy IM
100 easy free w/flip turns

1000 yards total which was very nice. Grumpy about how many meetings I have today!

Sunday, February 16, 2020


This little visit to Brent has been PERFECT! 55 mins as 1:1 easy and early, body HUGELY benefited from what was essentially 2 hrs yesterday afternoon of highly relevant bodywork, stop at cafe for refreshments and home to change, then 30 mins SEA SWIM at Sunset House with Brent. Our first official training swim together - the only thing better than a project is a shared project, I'm really happy about this one!

Saturday, February 15, 2020


IT was a gift to be here for Heidi's next trigger point therapy workshop! And it was exactly the one I needed (the last one was too, lower back, but in face this is the most fundamental). Really, really good, and my back feels almost completely normal now, which is pretty much a miracle if you'd seen me dragging and hobbling earlier!


Friday: 2 x 15min walk to and from 6am hot yoga (1hr)
Saturday: 75 mins as 2:1, rather hot as I finished - much better to be ending a run here at 7 than at 8, even at this time of year!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Monday-Thursday catch-up

Monday: rest day from running, need to figure out how to set up failsafe method to get to a yoga class as I ended up just doing my essentials (sleepless night, very early hours of work, morning PPC plus post-PPC chairs planning; afternoon seminar; phone interview with journalist about Margaret's novel - at that point it was 5:30 and I was just DONE).

Tuesday: very nice 1hr as 1:1, I managed my Tuesday logistics better, though it was still a bit of a scramble to get to class for 12:10 start (I'm just not mentally used to teaching in that slot). It was a mild damp day and I was still very sweaty!

Wednesday: travel day! Sleep a disaster of course (5am alarm), but slept 2:30-5:30pm while Brent was at the office and then did manage to be asleep again 10-5:30, so all was well.

Thursday: 1hr easy and early and WARM as 1:1! I think I'll go to a yoga as well, I have some work to do but if I focus it shouldn't need more than 3 hours or so....

Sunday, February 9, 2020


Couldn't sleep till forever (slept so much friday night and saturday afternoon!), therefore didn't get up till very late, had to spend some time organizing work chaos. 20 mins quality PT+ and a nice 40 as 1:1, everything seemed to be moving pretty much as it should. It's after 4 and I still have at least six hours of work to do tonight, better get a move on! (I'm not really a workaholic, it's more that my work seems to get evenly spread over all seven days rather than falling into a clear weekday-weekend division....)

Saturday, February 8, 2020


75 as 2:1, running into the wind on the way south (it makes my back sore) and then turned around and it was like running downhill on the way home!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday end of day run

I ran out of time to do it in the morning (reading a diss chapter and typing up comments for an 11:30 chapter conference - should have done it last night but I was out at a very nice book party for a couple of colleagues and couldn't face it when I got home), but I only had a couple of meetings today, albeit all meetings are tiring, and I got out around 3:45. Temps had dropped maybe as much as 20F since morning, rain stopped and a bit of blue sky, but CRAZY winds - on the max wind spot at the bottom of the block, I was really afraid I was going to get blown over, and the wind definitely carried me up the hill as I walked the last little bit home!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Thursday swim!

woo-hoo, finally got in a good one! Gonna have to ponder this semester's timetable, first two weeks haven't gone very well from pov of swim and yoga - I think I have to try and get in for more short swims.

800 warmup alternating 100 swim and 100 some kind of drill (RaLaCuBa, kick with board, thumbs-and-salute, kick with board)
Freestyle ladder with first 25 of each bit hard/remainder easy (5 seconds or so of rest between): 25-50-75-100-75-50-25 (300)
3 x 100 drill-swim (breast, fly, back)
100 IM
100 easy swim down (50 free, 50 back)

1600 yards total

Tues-Wed catchup

Tuesday: a dogged end-of-day 1hr as 1:1
Wednesday: an exhilarating 1:05 with ladder of faster intervals in the middle: 5-2-4-2-3-2-2-2-1-2.

Sore foot ongoing...

Sunday, February 2, 2020


Qualityy PT+ and 1hr as 1:1, extremely nice - lungs really finally back at full functioning even though there's a bit of postnasal drip bothering me still....

Saturday, February 1, 2020


75 as 2:1, very enjoyable!

(Nothing yesterday but 10 mins PT and stretch - I slept really badly on Thursday night and woke too early on Friday feeling absolutely SHATTERED and needing to be a lot of different places for various things. I got the pneumonia 23 at the doc Thursday evening, I'd forgotten that we needed to do that still, and my shoulder was incredibly sore - even walking around jarred it to an unpleasant degree, and the movement of putting arm up and back that you do to take off a jacket or a backpack was pretty close to excruciating. Really glad it's only a bit achy today!)