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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Raynaud's Phenomenon

Email to coach@slb-coaching.com in response to me needing to get into the pool and doing the New Years Day Polar Bear swim.
I got in the water this morning. I swam 4x500 yards. I know I was supposed to do drills, but I felt it more important to just get used to swimming. The thought of swimming was painful enough, without having to concentrate on kicking drills, etc. which I don't like. Jumping in the pool in the morning is like being reborn and we all know what babies feel like when they come out of the womb.

I also ran 8 miles on the treadmill. 7.6 miles according to my Polar 625x. Which do you think is more accurate? At the 10K it said I ran 6.6 miles. I do see though that for a couple of segments, the speed was registering much lower than I was running. I'll try the error correction. At first I just planned to go 10k. Then I said let's go to 7 miles/60 minutes. Then I went over 7 miles on the treadmill to get my Polar up to 7 miles. Then I said fuck it, let's just got for 8 miles on the treadmill. I didn't really feel like stopping, but I wasn't scheduled for a long run and I had to get to work. When the treadmill stopped I didn't know what to do for a second or two. I think I am getting senile. Further proof of that is the fact I told my daughter I remembered a couple of stories from my childhood to tell her (she likes to hear that at bedtime) and for the life of me, I can't remember what they were. Could I be running out of brain cells?

I need to complain to Caroline about my member card. I keep having problems with it. Sometimes it doesn't let me on the pool deck. Sometimes, like today, it doesn't let me on the gym floor. Maybe I will redo their website so sometimes it doesn't work.

I am not sure about the Polar Bear Swim. I am really having a tough time with the cold. Even when I run, my hands are very cold and painful. My feet are even worse. I am pretty sure I suffer from Raynaud's Phenomenon.


Blogger Michael said...

Calibrating the 625x is worth the time. I could get it to less than 1% error.

9:42 AM  

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