Lane 1 - The Today Show (video) looks at strong women in running and swimming in "How Strong Women Make Happy Lives" with author of the book Run Like A Girl.
Lane 2 - Luckys Lake Swim Blog announces "Digger the dog makes the 100K club!! One hundred and seventy swimmers showed up today to join Digger the dog in his 100th crossing of lake cane. Digger got all the cool stuff too. The cap, the write up on the web (his bio here), and his paw print highlighted in yellow. Ron Davis (Digger’s human) completed his 200th crossing for the third time (inside joke, we have your T-shirt ready)." I've still yet to swim Luckys Lake Swim. I think this sign explains why.
Lane 3 - Wired Digital Lab looks at "Underwater Camera Is Cheap Enough to Drown. Photojojo has a new waterproof camera and it costs just $35. The quality is as low as you’d expect: 1.3 megapixels, a dinky little 1.4-inch LCD, a fixed ƒ3.1 lens, a 4X digital zoom, an 30fps video of an unspecified size. On the other hand, it has a 10-second self timer, shoots as close as two feet and runs on a pair of AAAs." Hmm…might be the cheap enough for me to buy so I can be like RobAquatics and his incredible swimming photos.
Lane 4 - Packing my bags already! Gay Games Blog announces "Denver to host 2015 North America Outgames. he Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association--North America (GLISA NA) formally announced that Denver, Colorado, USA has won the honor of hosting the 2015 North America Outgames. "
Lane 5 - SF Gate has the news or the press release "SwimOutlet.com Makes Surprise Delivery to Metroplex Aquatics with Olympic Stars. Six Olympic swimmers and SwimOutlet.com partnered with the City of Allen to make a surprise appearance and delivery under the 'Gold Medal Delivery"' program. Much to the swimmers surprise, six Olympic swimmers - representing 16 Olympic medals - arrived along with a full load of swim product for all in attendance, courtesy of SwimOutlet.com. The Olympians represented were Matt Grevers, Ian Crocker, Garrett Weber-Gale, Maritza Correia, Christine Magnuson and Mel Stewart."
Lane 6 - The Commercial Appeal of Memphis posts "Breaking into Alcatraz: Busy Memphis couple, parents of quadruplets, train together for grueling San Francisco triathlon"
Lane 7 - Austin 360 has "Getting ready for a dip off Manhattan’s waters. In two and a half weeks, I’ll be swimming around Manhattan Island! It’s not quite as crazy as it sounds. Leslie Blanke, Katy Dooley, Gretch Sanders and I are doing the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim as a four-woman relay…e were in good company. Besides our relay team, Olympic backstroker Aaron Peirsol, Engine 2 Diet author (and former UT swimmer) Rip Esselstyn, amazing swim coach Jimmy Bynum and a handful of others celebrated the Memorial Day holiday by swimming the buoy line."
Lane 8 - From Go Swim "Avoiding Breaststroker's Knee!"
So running in May came to an quick end last week due to injury so I didn't make my goal of running more in May then I did in April. I was close but close doesn't count! I ran 31.26 miles in May. Well that is according to Nike+ I actually did run more as one of my runs didn't fully register. So in a way I did beat my goal for the month but since I use Nike+ to monitor my goals I really didn't do my goal. I guess I should just be glad that I was running at all. I could just sleep in and eat bon bons in bed instead of running. Even not being able to run for the last week I guess when you look at 2011 my runs were average. Hell, I'm not training for a marathon or a half right now so who cares. I am feeling better with my hip compared to last week but I'm not ready to go running yet. I'm going to wait at least another week if not two. My goal is to be running by June 13th. That is my goal for the month. Well the first running goal. The second running goal is to have ran at least 10 miles for the month. A small goal but a post injury goal.
As for swimming it's another story. For the month of May I swam 47,950 yards. Not too bad. Even taking four days off I think that is a decent amount of swimming. Guess I'll know after my next swim meet. Which is coming up.
Goodbye May! I can't believe another month has come and gone. It'll be winter before I even get use to summer at this rate. But I ramble...
So another morning in the water. My hip is feeling better each day. Just gotta let it heal and not kill myself while I wait for it. I took this mornings workout a bit easy as it's going to be a long day. Working the closing shift tonight and tomorrow swimming in Leesburg at 5:30am. So who needs to be wiped out before I need to be. I'll just go to bed early tomorrow.
Warmed up a 450 then a 200 kick. Now kicking felt a lot better then it has been. I actually used my fins for the whole kick set. I just did small easy kicks. So warm up was a 650.
6x125's on ???. Yeah I don't remember. I couldn't see the clock anyways. I just went on the coaches send off. I did the first four as IM sorta with a 50 fly, 50 back and a 25 breast. I did one all backstroke and finished the last one all butterfly. I felt okay but the last 50 of the butterfly. (750/1400)
4x50's sprint on 1:30 (200/1600). I did them fly, fly, back and fly. I was slowly gaining some speed in the 50's. Had a few really bad turns. Damn summer folks wearing globs of sunscreen in the pool made me hand slip down the wall. I know you are not supose to grab the wall in the fly turn but I do. Or at least in one 50 tried to do as my hand slipped down the wall on a film of sunscreen. People, let the sunscreen dry before entering the pool! Better yet try Mission Sun Defeated Sunscreen!
Anyways...workout was a bit sluggish but my hip feels better. It really didn't bother me at all till the sprint 50's. Don't know if it was the butterfly or me pushing off the walls with more leg power then the rest of the workout. Either way something to think about tomorrow when swimming.
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From Bettor.com "Michael Phelps: London 2012 Olympics Cant Come Soon Enough for Phelps."
"Michael Phelps Already Can't Hold in Excitement to Compete Against Ian Thorpe in London 2012 Olympics. The London 2012 Summer Olympics are still over a year away but that doesn't mean some of the biggest stars aren't already chomping at the bits to compete" One word: orthodontist.
Lane 1 - From SwimNews "Biedermann Blasts FINA's 'Primeval' Ways. Paul Biedermann, world 200m and 400m freestyle champion, today attacks FINA for orchestrating a form of governance that 'borders on modern slavery' in terms of obliging swimmers to advertise products with which hey have no connection…Biedermann (describing an overwhelming FINA Congress vote in favour of a return to textile-only suits cut at shoulder straps and knees for women and waist to knees for men as akin to putting swimmers "back in a potato sack so that we become slower, so that the FINA must pay no more so much money for records) says: 'We are sometimes very primeval … including in arrangements made for advertisement. We are obliged to have some foreign sponsors on our kit with which we have no connection. That … borders on modern slavery.'"
Lane 2 - Bella Sugar catches Eamon Sullivan and others "Getting Wiggy With It: 20 Celebs Who Love to Wear Wigs! Eamon's hairstylist couldn't quite convince him to wear his long red locks outside! Spoilsport!"
Lane 3 - The Knox Leader posts "Knox Shopping Centre & Eamon Sullivan go red to support women’s heart health. Swimming Champion and Uncle Toby’s Ambassador Eamon Sullivan will also get hearts racing, with the 2011 Cleo Bachelor of the Year scheduled to make a guest appearance on the day, showcasing his culinary skills and meeting the public at the stand hosted by UNCLE TOBYS- a proud supporter of the Go Red for Women campaign."
Lane 4 - The Telegraph reports on "London 2012 Olympics: Adidas aims to take beat Nike into second place at Games. It is not only the athletes that will be competing for first place at next summer's Olympic Games. Adidas, the German sportswear brand, plans to use the games as a springboard to overtake its arch rival Nike as the biggest sportswear company in the UK."
Lane 5 - The Examiner (w/ video) reports "Lithuanian men compete while swimming on inflatable sex dolls. The Lithuanian swimming competition known as 'Barracuda 2011' was held on Friday in the city of Vilnius. Of the two-hundred registrants, only twenty were selected to compete while swimming on top of an inflatable sex doll in the 220 kilometer race."
Lane 6 - More of Eamon here is Miss Prinnie's "PRINNIE-CAM at Davenport Launch ft EAMON SULLIVAN, S.K.B Crew" via youtube.
Lane 7 - A summer must have for all you backyard swimmers "Banzai 3-D Shark Bite Water Slide" via toysrus.
I'm back. Well sorta. Over the last week the bursitis in my hip has gone from minor ache to major pain in the hip and now just a minor ache again. But I've taken some time off to heal and get better. Today I headed back to the pool after a 4 day mini-vacation. Luckily today was Vanilla Monday meaning the set was uncomplicated. I pulled a majority of the workout which in itself was short.
Warmed Up a 400 pull with and without paddles. Then I started to do a kick set of a 200 but took off my fins after a 100 as I was feeling a bit of discomfort. So the warm up was 600 yards.
3x200's on 3:20
6x100's on 1:40
Now a pretty easy set with pretty easy intervals. I pulled the 200's using paddles for only the first two. I was coming in comfortably on 2:30. The 100's is when I started to pick it up a bit. But after a few days off my body just wasn't ready. It was like I was working my muscles under my skin but my skin wouldn't let the muscles work underneath. Just hard to engage my upper body after the pulling I guess. Either way I was just doing okay times. My last one wasn't so fast, maybe a 1:07. I was feeling a bit of a tweak in my hip for the last two 100's. )1200/1800)
I then warmed down a 100. (100/1900) So 1,900 yards. I'm glad I got in the water and hope my hip is okay with it. Guess I'll find out tomorrow morning when I do some butterfly and backstroke. Hopefully they'll put up the backstroke flags by then.