Lane 1 - NBC News posts "Blinded Navy officer and swimmer grabs gold in first Paralympic race. Less than a year after losing his eyes in a battlefield explosion, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder on Friday felt the wall, heard the cheers and tasted gold, beating the world’s best blind swimmers in the 100-meter freestyle final at the London Paralympics."
Lane 2 - Texassports.com posts via youtube "Ricky Berens reflects upon golden finish at London Olympics [Aug. 30, 2012] Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens relives the London Olympics, takes a look beyond 2012 and reflects upon his time at Texas."
Lane 3 - Lifehacker posts "James Magnussen Explains How Not To Meatball Gorge At Subway. Subway held a media event yesterday to announce its new “famous fans”: swimmer James
Magnussen, hockey player Casey Eastham and snowboarder Torah Bright. All three testified to being regular Subway consumers, which makes sense: when you’re travelling regularly, Subway is one of the few options visible everywhere that offers fresh vegetables. Magnussen noted that during a two-week training session in Hawaii, he ate Subway every day (he maintains the Australian version tastes better)."
Lane 4 - Alabama.com posts "Former Auburn swimmer Tyler McGill has his Olympic moment. There may have been no one cheering harder for the U.S. swim team in the 4x100-meter medley final at the London Olympics than a couple of Auburn grads sitting in the stands. Tyler McGill and Eric Shanteau were part of the American team, along with backstroker Nick Thoman and freestyler Cullen Jones, that swam the prelim of the event earlier that day."
Lane 5 - AARP posts "Swimming Just Saved My Life. Over a million Americans will suffer a heart attack this year. Where are you on the cardiac risk chart? I am a statistic today, one of 1.4 million Americans who will suffer a heart attack this year. More important, I'm one of the million who will survive. Here's how. I'm an active 70-year-old. On the cardiac risk chart, I'm on the margins. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure. I am not obese. My cholesterol levels are under control. My genes do pose a problem: My dad died of a heart attack and brittle arteries at 66. To counter that, I've been swimming three or four times a week for more than 25 years."
Lane 6 - CNN posts "Tri training: Taking to the open water By Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie Wellington is a four-time World Ironman champion and a guest coach for CNN's Fit Nation Tri Challenge. Her autobiography, "A Life Without Limits," is available on Amazon."
Lane 7 - Young Hollywood posts " Swimmer Nathan Adrian Relays His Olympic Gold! It's a shiny afternoon in the Young Hollywood Studio when Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian drops by with three good friends in tow: the Gold Twins and Mr. Silver! Nathan talks about his experiences in London as a crucial part of the Men's 4x100m medley relay along with some already impressive talent like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte! He also shares his feelings about winning individual gold, how his life has changed in the past month, and how he transports his medals in public! He also looks ahead to Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and explains why he hasn't been in a pool since his big relay win! Hosted by R.J. Williams and Tracy Behr."
Lane 8 - news.com.au posts "Hit the surf in style this summer. COSSIES, togs, bathers - call them what you will - spring has arrived and it's time to make a splash in new season swimwear. From budgie-smugglers and retro boardshorts to fairy costumes and ballerina-like one-pieces, the latest trends have every body shape, age and gender covered."
Eamon's Kitchen: 130 robust no-fuss recipes for everyday and entertaining. This is a collection of the dishes I love to cook and eat. From comfort food to new takes on old favourites. There's a great mix of healthy and more indulgent recipes. All big on flavour, low on time. Enjoy.
Free recipe from Eamon's Kitchen by Eamon Sullivan, Berrylicious Pancakes, page 21. (penquin.com.au)
There's no doubt these are the healthiest and tastiest pancakes around, so don't feel guilty about having pancakes for breakfast. The two flours give you low-GI long-lasting energy for the day, and the LSA mix (linseeds, sunflower seeds and ground almonds) provides multiple sources of vitamins and minerals used to detoxify the liver.
Berrylicious Pancakes, page 21.
2 ripe bananas, roughly chopped 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) milk 3/4 cup (100 g) brown rice flour 3/4 cup (100 g) buckwheat flour 1/4 cup (30 g) LSA mix 2 teaspoons baking powder vegetable oil, for greasing 1 cup (250 g) ricotta 1 cup (130 g) strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 cup (150 g) blueberries 2 passionfruit honey, to serve
MAKES 12 Place the bananas and milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the flours, LSA mix and baking powder, and blend until the batter is smooth.
Lightly grease a non-stick frying pan and heat over medium heat. Spoon in 3 tablespoons of the mixture to form rounds. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Set aside on a plate and keep warm while you cook the remaining pancakes.
To serve, spread the ricotta over each pancake and top with the berries, stacking into four layers. Spoon the passionfruit pulp over the top and drizzle with honey.
This morning's 30 minute swim took me to my goal of swimming 150 Miles YTD!
150.34 Miles swum! I barely made it! Of course some of it was by design. I swam today just enough to push me over. I got to teach spinning at 9:30am today so I swam as much as I could in as little time as possible.
Warmed Up a 400 then one set of 1,600 yards. That did it. The main set was as follows -
4x50's on 50
4x300's Descending on 4:30
4x50's on 50
There was more to the set then just swim. I did it as best as I could.
My last 4x50's I used them to cool down. Skipped the 3x100's and 6x50's. Gotta eat, dress and get to work. I'll try this workout again soon. My next swim should be Sunday. I'm going to skip tomorrow. Need a recovery day. Then swim in theory a longer workout on Sunday.
For the month I swam 37,100 yards. Which ain't bad. I'm swimming more which is a good think. In October I'm doing a 2.5K Open Water so I need to build up endurance. Plus I really think I should be swimming at least 35K yards a month. Just to keep my swimming endurance levels up. And with that another month ends. Goodbye August!
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Lane 1 - The Daily Californian posts "Pool monopoly: Cal swimming sweeps medals in London. If Cal was a nation, it would have placed third in this summer’s Olympic swimming medal count. The pool is definitely Bear territory."
Lane 2 - Fox 2 posts (w/video)Peter Vanderkaay speaks at 'Won't Back Down' advance screening. Rochester native and 2012 bronze medal winner in the London Olympics in swimming, Peter Vanderkaay was on hand at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak to introduce the advance screening of the movie "Won't Back Down". The film has a powerful story of hope, courage and determination, something Vanderkaay knows about."
Lane 3 - Celebuzz posts (w/video) "Ryan Lochte Reveals He’s in Talks With E! for His Own Reality Show (EXCLUSIVE). The 28-year-old, who recently shot a cameo for The CW’s upcoming season of 90210, did tell us that there was one network in particular that he has his eyes on: The E! Network. “Yeah, we’re talking to them right now,” Lochte said of the cable channel. What would
his E! show be about? “Pretty much, they follow me on my normal day, just training, doing my own fashion line,” he described."
Lane 4 - The Herald Sun posts "50 Cents to launch The Missile - James Magnussen. SWIMMING champion James Magnussen appears to get his swagger from hardcore rap. The Olympic silver medallist and jac5 underwear model said it was a privilege to be in a modelling orbit that included David Beckham, Travis Fimmel and Patrick Rafter." Wealth Professional posts "Turning silver to gold: James Magnussen bares his soul to financial planners. In a remarkably honest and open interview, Olympic silver and bronze medallist James Magnussen told a packed room of financial planners yesterday how to restore their pride when faced with severe public criticism."
Lane 5 - The Seattle Times posts "Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian shares wild ride with fans, family. Bremerton Olympian Nathan Adrian has been everywhere, from the "Today" show to a rodeo, since winning three medals in London. "It's been like a crazy roller-coaster ride," he says."
Lane 6 - The Republic posts "US Paralympics swimmer Victoria Arlen awaits classification ruling to compete at London Games. American swimmer Victoria Arlen is waiting to learn if she can compete in the London Paralympics after organizers ruled her impairment did not fit a classification. The U.S. Paralympic Committee launched an appeal after the International Paralympic Committee made its decision on Arlen on Monday. She is currently being assessed by the IPC."
Lane 7 - Discovery posts via youtube "Snakes in a Pool | Dirty Jobs. See what prompted Mike Rowe say, as he fished for snakes in a residential pool, "Here in Australia, even the little things will put you in a body bag."
Lane 8 - Wicked Local posts "Great whites prompt some beach closings. Over the last several days, officials in Chatham have received information from private parties, the state division of marine fisheries and commercial fishermen suggesting that white shark activity has increased in the vicinity of Chatham’s eastern, ocean facing beaches."
Bad Swim Habits Never Die They Just Multiply. That sums up my swimming skills of late. You take some of my old bad habits and add a whole slew of new bad habits and you got my new swimming. I feel like I'm going to need to be deprogrammed in a few months when I go back home. As for today...
Let's start with warm up which I'm guessing was a 500 and not a 525 yard. The Garmin Swim made 2 mistakes on it's own today like that without any help from me and my bumbling. (500)
That 350 is about right. It was 4x100's something something kick minus a pee break. (350/850)
Hmm…325 something. Oh wait that was a 300. Kick/Right Arm/Left Arm/Catch UP. Or something like that. (300/1150)
6x150's Alternating Stroke/Free by 25 on oh shit…I forgot. The Garmin Swim didn't always get that I was doing stroke. I alternated between fly and back. (900/2050)
These were 50's. 4x50's Fly/Free on 60, 4x50's Back on 60. 4x50's Breast on 1:10 (600/2650)
6x100's Pulling w/Paddles breathing every 3 on 1:400. 6x100's=600 not 575 Garmin Swim. (600/3250)
Then more drilling/cool down. (600/3850)
So that was it. I will admit that I'm trying harder to clean up my stroke but it's harder and harder every time. With work I have a hard time getting to a regular routine with swimming. Then on days like today I teach spinning before I head to swim practice. I'm beat before I get to swim. I love spinning but I love swimming more.
Since I decided to sleep in on Wednesday I gotta swim one more time still this month. I'm 1,400 yards away from swimming 150 Miles YTD. I'd rather sleep in again but I gotta at least try since I'm so close. UPDATE: Well I gotta teach spinning at 9:30am so I'm going to try and swim before hand. Might just swim 1,400 yards and get out! Just to make it. Now I'm really kicking myself for not swimming yesterday!