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  1. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -02/15/10

    by , February 12th, 2010 at 03:10 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY

    WARM UP:
    1 X 400 6:15
    4 X 75 1:15
    1 X 300 4:30
    4 X 50 :50
    1 X 200 3:00
    8 X 25 :30

    1 X 100 kick 2:15
    4 X 25 kick*fast* :45
    1 X 100 kick 2:15
    8 X 25 kick*fast* :45
    1 X 200 kick -

    1 X 400 Transition swim
    50 stroke/50 free

    4 X 50 1 of each 1:00 :55 :50
    1 X 100 easy free 2:00
    Three times through. Round 1 intervals left, round 2 middle, round 3 right.

    3 X 300 4:30
    3 X 200 2:50
    3 X 100 1:20

    WARM UP: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    5600Y
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  2. FAST FRI Feb 12th 2010

    by , February 12th, 2010 at 01:22 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    FAST FRI Feb 12th 2010

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    TODAYS SWIM PRACTICE

    scy, main pool
    whitney coached
    5:30 - 6:45
    swam with Todd

    beside Mike Tyler Ned & Tenille
    wore B70 full



    warm up:
    board said do 1,000 stop at 5:50


    MAIN SET

    50 fast SDK for time in heats
    went 24

    150 easy

    100 fr fast for time
    2 beat kicked 85 yds 6 beat kicked the last 15 meters
    went 52

    200 easy

    200 IM fast for time in heats
    went 2:02
    todd said I split it 1:01 1:01
    went 33 on br, 28 on fr

    400 easy

    500 fr fast for time
    went 5:09

    assigned: 1,000 easy
    did: 200 or 300

    2010 MEETS:


    March 4 - 6, 2010 Austin, TX UT Swim Center
    Austin Grand Prix
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    April 9 -11 The Woodlands, TX
    2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships
    INFO
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    May 20 - 23, 2010 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
    2010 USMS Short Course National Championships
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  3. Snow way! 12.5 inches of snow in Dallas

    by , February 12th, 2010 at 11:11 AM (Random Nonsense)
    FTS

    The only snow plows I knew of before today were the ones the airport keeps. DOT must have some too, because the highways were great driving to work, but nothing else was cleared except from use. For the most part, the roads should be fine by later today, although it is not supposed to be warm enough to melt off the snow until Sunday. I will be very careful walking outside

    Random Updates

    Ribs: They are good. They are a little sore at the end of the day, but I think that is because my upper left side had not been used for six weeks and now is getting used twice a day. I am lifting very light weights, but I only attempted a pullover and have not attempted a pull up at all. For those who missed it, I bruised my ribs when I was taking an arm load of recyclables to the curb and slipped on a patch of ice on the driveway leftover from the snow Christmas eve. My first, and hopefully last, white Christmas.

    It took six weeks until my ribs felt good enough to train again, but I caught a cold that kept me out of the water for another week. Seven weeks was probably better anyway.

    Cold: Took about 10 days to really feel good again. Today is day 14, and I am probably a little snottier than usual, but between allergies and cold weather, I am not sure I would be any different if I hadn't had a cold. I always think colds take about 3 days to get over, so for future reference, 10 days.

    Diet: I am on a greens and lean protein Sun-Friday diet. Saturday anything goes. This was fine when I wasn't swimming, but it is harder now that I am swimming again. No weight goal, the goal was just to get cut while I couldn't swim or lift and the loss of power was rather meaningless. I had NO idea I was carrying as much fat as I was. Based on a study I read, I estimate I lost 3 pounds of muscle for every 7 pounds of fat since I wasn't able to lift during that time.

    Long term, this diet will probably morph into something based on all the research Fort is doing for me My diet will have to change again, since I am currently operating at a caloric debt of 1600 calories/day.

    How lean am I? There is currently definition in my stomach, but I don't have an 8 pack... yet. Of course Tantra says I have 16+% body fat today, so... 20+ lbs in 6 weeks.

    Books: I joined TFBC (The Fortress Book Club) and ordered this month's book, Racing Weight.

    I also ordered Athlete's Plate and Championship Swim Training. Athlete's Plate is for the green vegetable recipes more than the locally grown organic holistic dirtylonghairedhippie eating philosophy. I will read the preaching as well, because he does cite sources and there is going to be some useful information in that section. Championship Swim Training will hopefully give me a better understanding of training.

    Next Meet: I have not even signed up for the next meet. I am interested to swim again, but not really excited with only 3 weeks of water time before the meet. Bleh. Finis was also sold out of full body suits in my size, so I will be wearing a regular suit.
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  4. Easy Thursday

    Class workout tonight was a short & sweet 2000 yards. Coach spent a lot of time going over the results of our hour swims. Then we spent seemingly 20 minutes fighting with cameras.

    Very psyched that the Winter Olympics start tonight. Okay, maybe there's no swimming, but there's tons of other neat sports, including one of my longtime favorites, figure skating.

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  5. Fabulous Friday

    by , February 12th, 2010 at 09:45 AM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    I hoisted myself out of bed at 4:45 a.m. to make it to the Monon Center by 5:15 a.m. We were supposed to have a going away party for our art teacher at 7:15 a.m. so I was on a mission. I sis this workout quick as possible:

    **500 Freestyle Building Momentum
    **200 Freestyle Pull (buoy and paddles)
    **200 Free kick with board and fins
    **500 Free (at least 10 sec faster than first one)
    **200 Freestyle pull (buoy and paddles)
    **200 Back Kick with fins
    **500 Freestyle Swim (20 seconds faster than first)
    **10 X 50 Free on 1:00 (all between :40-:42)
    **300 reverse IM cool-down swim
    3,100 scy

    I hustled in the locker room and raced out to my car. WOW it was coooldddd outside!
    As I pulled out of the tree and brush laden Monon Central Park I noticed everything was coated with a thin brittle of ice! The shimmery glaze coupled with my headlights gave a surreal appearance of jewel-covered splendor to the the great outdoors!
    The air was so cold that the moisture was crystallizing into a glistening fog. It was scary beautiful!
    I suddenly noticed my Blackberry's light blinking at me. I hit the message berry and discovered to my JOY that I have a 2 hour delay today!
    After a quick Starbucks detour I made it to school and settled into my desk! I'm going to work on an all day presentation I have coming up in March! This will give me lots more free time this week-end!!

    I'm still not sure if I'm going to the IU meet tomorrow. I felt great swimming today however my chiropractor/grasston session tonight may cause me to feel otherwise!
    Have a great Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Updated February 12th, 2010 at 11:01 AM by Bobinator (mis-speeliing)

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  6. Long Course Flyin

    by , February 12th, 2010 at 09:20 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    Yes another long course day and that means fly and lots of it. Scares away potential lane mates!

    5x200@3:45 Free
    500 Free kick w/fins easy
    500 Fly w/fins in 8:41
    500 Free kick w/fins easy recovery
    4x50@1:00 Fly w/fins
    300 Free easy

    Total 3000 meters
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  7. Well......

    by , February 12th, 2010 at 12:36 AM (Elise's Fitness Fun)
    O.k. Now that I've got things lined up to go to Auburn for Saturday, I hear that it may snow 5 or 6 inches and that the snow will not move out until Friday evening. This is the land of few snow plows, so if it does snow, no way am I driving. I'm used to it from where I grew up, but folks down here are not. It is not worth taking a risk.

    Insofar as working out, still acting like I'm going:

    200 easy

    4 x 50 breast on 2:00

    100 free drill - staight-arm

    4 x 50 fly - 25 rt/25 lt - on 1:15

    2 x 75 fly - 3 rt/3 lt/3 full on 2:00

    4 x 25 - back/free/back/free

    100 easy

    1200 SCY
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  8. SLEEPLESS

    Tomorrow, 7AM...... begins my 12 hours of SCY joy. Although 99% of those who said they would join me have since come up with better plans, I think I might have some company for a few hours.

    I mixed up my MAXIM tonight.... 2 gallons worth. My feeding plan is 5 oz of said mixture (flavored with some welch's frozen fruit concentrate) every 15 minutes + one endurolyte capsule every hour.

    I've decided to break the 45,000 yds into the following sets:
    10x100 @ 1:30
    10x200 @ 3:00
    10X300 @ 4:30
    10x400 @ 6:00
    10X500 @ 7:30

    15X1000 @ 15:00

    10x500 @ 7:30
    10x400 @ 6:00
    10x300 @ 4:30
    10x200 @ 3:00
    10x100 @ 1:30

    I'll break for 15 min every 4 hours.
    I'd like to think I could trim the intervals a bunch, but I think its better to play it safe (and keep it steady)

    ....this time tomorrow, I'll be sleeping.
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  9. Post Apocalypse

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 11:14 PM (Meet Director's Path to Tranquility)
    "Delay is preferable to error."
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Almost a week after the meet, I was acrobatically dancing around the obstacle course on my living room floor, littered with pink flamingoes, lap counters, clipboards, meet tee shirts, coconuts, backstroke flags, and timer cards. That's one of the perks for being a meet director - your house becomes Public Storage.

    Task 1: Attend to labor relations.
    I was grateful to our board president who took on the 'thank you' job this year and wrote a gracious thank you letter naming volunteers and their tasks. But, of course I needed to supply her with all the names and tasks, carefully weeding out those on the labor rolls who took unscheduled leave at meet time.

    Task 2: Keep swimmers in the loop.
    I posted a thank you message on the web site meet page, and announced that the results would be posted within a week. This year, I posted all the meet workers' names (since I had already compiled that list). This message was also sent out by email to all swimmers in the meet, with a mentioned that no-shows who ordered tee shirts would be receiving them in the mail.

    Task 3: Start the online meet scrapbook.
    About three swimmers immediately sent in some photos. In order to encourage more submissions, I needed to get posted up quickly, giving swimmers something to look at while waiting for the results. This task takes some time - receiving photos, and photoshopping them down to size, correcting color and exposure where necessary. This year, we received some entertaining ones - swimmers standing and practicing starts in the snow, martini glass glasses, and grass skirts among the happy shining faces.

    Task 4: Results.
    The pressing concern was to get those final results posted. Swimmers do not know what work goes on in the background, or how much it takes to finalize results. First, a few days of blurry-eyed reviewing 3 times per splash, 672 individual splashes, along with 4 heats of relays and 2 of coconut relays. About 12 errors were found whereby the middle time was not the one that timers submitted. A few races had only two times listed, requiring averaging. This could have resulted from timer fatigue, from sticky stopwatch fingers on the donuts and bagels, or from being in the potty too long. No USMS records this year to worry about processing.

    Next, another few days of eyeball callisthenics ensued - left, right, left, right. A comparison of all the times on the timer cards with those entered in the computer meet database was made to be sure they were entered accurately. Another 5 or so mistakes were corrected. These were minor mistakes this year, and a few altered the order of finishes. Last year a whopper mistake was found: a 1-minute error in a 100-IM time.

    Once the results were done, yours truly webmaster needed to whip up the web site with results. Let's see, pdf files, html web site files, and meet records updated. Then a submission to the USMS Meet Database and our LMSC site was kicked out. J-Rod contacted me to say my online results did not contain the officials' names and certifications. As per our Rule Book, I have always submitted them to our sanctions chair with the 'official' printed results after past meets, but never posted them on the web site results. I noted that most meet results I saw online did not do this (even the Zone SCM championship), and no one in Potomac Valley ever asked them to be posted online. But no problem to post them, so voila!

    Week One Aftermath was complete. Results were up, and it was time to move on to the other apres-meet duties.

    Updated February 12th, 2010 at 01:46 PM by Rnovitske

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  10. Humpty Dumpty 500s

    I was feeling lazy today and contemplated skipping practice, but after reading about the heroic measures blogsters in the mid-Atlantic seem to be taking to get in a swim, I decided I would feel ashamed not to go.

    ( I do hope the snow clears out soon for everyone that has been hit hard. Iíve been following the action with plenty of there-but-for-the-grace-of-Florida-go-I shuddering.)

    So I did go to the pool and got in the following workout with swimbuddy Ray:

    1000 warmup

    12 x 50 @ :50 (4 sets of 50 easy-50medium-50fast)

    Broken 500s
    4 x 125 @ 2:00 [focused on maintaining strong kick on odd lengths]
    2 x 250 @ 4:00, increasing speed each 50
    5 x 100 @ 1:40, odds BK, evens FR
    1 x 500, negative split

    300 warmdown

    I need to figure out what meets I want to do over the next couple months, and what events I want to swim in them. I'll probably do the March 7 meet at Eisenhower park; Harvard is a possibility.
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  11. Drive to Swim, Thursday, Feb. 11

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 07:46 PM (The FAF AFAP Digest)
    Desperate for a swim, I spent almost two hours driving back and forth to swim at the Freedom Center. But it was worth it! It seemed like it was set up SCM to me. I had to restrain myself not to overdo it. But I'm up to 2 swims the week before my meet. I think I'll get a short one in sometime tomorrow too.

    Swim/SCM/Solo:

    Warm up:

    600 various
    200 fly drills

    Main Sets:

    10 x 25 shooters on back w/fins @ :35

    10 x 25 shootes on belly w/fins @ :35

    50 EZ

    5 x 50 PLD breast @ 1:15 @ 200 pace or maybe 150 pace

    50 EZ

    12 X 25
    odds = easy speed fly @ 100 pace
    evens = EZ

    Got kicked out of the pool by a USA team. Had to move over to a shallow pool. Had contemplated doing a fast 50 back, but nixed it since I was sharing a lane and it was 4 feet deep.

    100 EZ

    4 x (25 AFAP free + 50 EZ)

    100 dolphin dive (the only fun part about shallow pools)

    Total: 2450

    Planning on stretching and RC work tonight.

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    Commentary:

    Felt decent. After 4 days of rest, the legs don't feel that rested though. I'm increasingly convinced that a 3 week taper is necessary to adequately rest them to perform at the highest level (given the pummeling they routinely get).

    I've been sleeping an obscene amount this week. I feel like I'm in semi-hibernation. It's going to be difficult to get back on a schedule of rising relatively early ...


    Notes on Racing Weight Con't:

    1. Tailor you carb intake to match your training. The more or harder you train, the more carbs you need. Low levels of carb intake will hinder endurance performance during heavy training.

    2. A trained athlete burns carbs at a rate of almost 1 gram pr minute even during moderate exercise.

    3. High quality carbs include: whole heat bagel, banana, whole wheat bread, whole grain breakfast cereal, brown rice, lentils, oatmeal, orange juice, baked potato, whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce, low fat yogurt with fruit.

    4. Don't worry about fat. Far doesn't make us fat. The typical endurance athletes gets 30-35% of calories from fat. Just worry about getting the right amount of carbs and total calories. There is flexibility in fat intake and it should not prevent you from reaching your ideal racing weight.

    5. "The balance of scientific and real world evidence suggests that, in general, endfurane thletes shoujld not go out of thir way to eat a lot of protein. If you're eating enough for optimal performance (10-25%), eating more will have no effect on your performance.

    6. Recommended macronutrient ranges: carbs 40-80%, fat 20-40%, protein 10-25%.

    7. To ensure your energy sources are properly balanced, it is advised to do a dietary audit for 3 days. There is a nutrition tracker on www.racingweight.com.

    8. Eat early! Regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner. Eating early causes overall reduced appetite and reduced eating throughout the day. Before early am workouts, one should consume a small dose of easily absorbable carbs (sport drink, banana, smoothie, yogurt).

    9. Eating frequently does not increase metabolism. It may reduce appetite. But eating frequently only works if you don't overeat at the small meals.

    10. Consume at least 100 grams of carbs before workouts. Eat during exercise. There is no difference between a high calorie sport drinks and a low cal one in terms of increased endurance. Eating after exercise promotes leanness.

    Next chapter: Controlling Your Appetite

    Note: Vive sent me a note observing the following: "One of the reviewers of Matt Fitzgerald's Racing Weight on Amazon says the author repeats some now discredited physiology info. No biggy, says the reviewer. But it looks like a bit of caution might be useful in translating some of the specifics."

    I have never carefully tracked my diet. However, I think I have 3 flaws: (1) I don't eat enough early in the day, though I do always eat breakfast, (2) I always snack at 11:00 pm, and (3) I may overeat and not exercise portion control at times, particularly at dinner.

    Updated February 11th, 2010 at 09:19 PM by The Fortress

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  12. 2/11/10 Running for A Sixpack

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 06:18 PM (The Labours of SwimStud)
    No not to the liquorstore...in a most likely vain attempt to see my abs again before I dirtnap...
    I did another 4.5 in 41 minutes today...my left knee was bothering so I had to stop and flex my hammy to make it go click..then I was ok.

    I still prefer outdoor running to treadmill but it's better than slipping around in the frozen tundra that is NE USA right no.

    After my run I did some core work but I ommitted should and RC set because of shortage of time due to a snow delay.

    However...I must say I tend to get very sweaty after running and while doing core work...even when I take off the sweat shirt.
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  13. Problem Solved

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 05:42 PM (Chicken's Nuggets)


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  14. Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 Workout -02/12/10

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 03:21 PM (Sarasota Y Sharks Masters 5:30 a.m. Workout)
    SCY

    WARM UP:
    1 X 300 4:30
    6 X 50 1:00
    1 X 200 3:00
    6 X 50 1:00
    1 X 100 1:30
    6 X 50 1:00
    50's: Descend 1-3/4-6

    2 X 150 kick 3:15
    3 X 100 kick 2:15
    4 X 50 kick 1:15

    1 X 300 4:30 4:15 4:00
    1 X 200 3:00 2:50 2:40
    1 X 100 1:30 1:25 -
    Three times through.Round 1 intervals left, round 2 middle, round 3 right.

    1 X 50 easy 1:00
    6 X 25 fast :30
    1 X 50 easy 1:00
    Twice through.

    WARM DOWN: 4 X 50 easy 1:00

    4800Y
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  15. Thu Feb 11th 2010 drop downs

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 12:22 PM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Thu Feb 11th 2010

    weighed 217 after practice

    Duh, I forgot to turn in my hour swim info. The deadline was yesterday, Oops

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    TODAYS SWIM PRACTICE

    scy, main pool
    whitney coached
    noon to 1:15
    swam with Tyler todd, & Mike
    beside Mike Lovato, Ritchie Cunningham, Erin, Larry, Paul & Max

    wore old B70 legs

    warm up:
    400
    200 k
    400

    MAIN SET: DROP DOWNS
    Started at 2:00 drop interval by 2 seconds on each round she gave us a 1:00 break at 1:30

    begin with 150's
    150's to 1:40
    125's to 1:26
    100's to 1:08
    075's to 1:00

    assigned 400, 200k, 400
    did:
    100 k strong went 1:06

    rested 5 minutes

    100 k faster SDK & fly kick on my side
    went :58


    2010 MEETS:


    March 4 - 6, 2010 Austin, TX UT Swim Center
    Austin Grand Prix
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    April 9 -11 The Woodlands, TX
    2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships
    INFO
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    May 20 - 23, 2010 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
    2010 USMS Short Course National Championships
    Order of Events
    COUNTDOWN

    Updated February 11th, 2010 at 10:58 PM by ande

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  16. Wed Feb 10th 2010

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 11:52 AM (Ande's Swimming Blog)
    Wed Feb 10th 2010

    weighed 217 after practice

    went to be late on Tue night so I skipped the Wed 5:30 AM practice to swim at noon


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    TODAYS SWIM PRACTICE

    scy, main pool
    whitney coached
    noon to 1:15
    swam with Tenille & Marcio
    beside Larry

    wore old B70 legs

    warm up:
    went around 800

    5 x 200 fr on 2:20

    50 easy

    5 x 100 fr on 1:05

    50 easy

    attempted 5 x 50 fr on :30

    50 easy


    2010 MEETS:


    March 4 - 6, 2010 Austin, TX UT Swim Center
    Austin Grand Prix
    Count Down


    April 9 -11 The Woodlands, TX
    2010 South Central Zone Short Course Championships
    INFO
    Countdown


    May 20 - 23, 2010 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
    2010 USMS Short Course National Championships
    Order of Events
    COUNTDOWN
  17. I feel for you snow junkies

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 08:22 AM (Mixing it up this year)
    I am cold and yes I am in the south. When I lived in Connecticut I had an outdoor jacket and an indoor jacket. At least here in the south I have let go of the indoor jacket. I am still cold...

    5x200@3:30 Free to Warm Up in more ways than one
    500 Free kick w/fins & snorkle held good streamline (this is hard for me)
    500 Back kick w/fins good streamline (this seems easier)
    5x100@1:45 Free to Back w/paddles & bouy 4F, 3F/1B, 2F/2B, 1F/3B, 4B
    8x100@1:30 Free w/paddles & bouy long and loose
    200 Free easy

    Total 3500 yards
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  18. I'm not sick, I've just been for a swim.

    by , February 11th, 2010 at 01:29 AM (Chicken's Nuggets)
    It used to annoy me that, for the last few years, every time I talked to my mum on the phone she always asked me if I was sick.

    She'd say I sounded like I had a cold.

    I'd reply, "NO! I'm not sick, I've just been for a swim!".

    It's now routine for me to sneeze for hours after every swim practice, and my sinuses are constantly blocked. I think this is a very common complaint for swimmers.

    I didn't realise how awful I sounded until I bought myself a little Flip camera and played around with it this afternoon. This is not my real voice! Yuk! Sorry mum, you were right. I do sound like I have a cold.

    This is a trial video I took this afternoon of my fledgeling, Charlotte, giving my 5lb, 10oz cat Marmalade, her thyroid medication.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGwwldI6uH0"]YouTube- VID00003.AVI[/ame]
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  19. Liam White, Boy Genius

    by , February 10th, 2010 at 11:10 PM (Vlog the Inhaler, or The Occasional Video Blog Musings of Jim Thornton)
    Since Sunday, my friend and swimming coach Bill White and his family have been staying at our house due to a power outage.

    It has been a wonderful experience for me, and I am hoping that this vlog will not bring me to the attention of the authorities vested with child labor law violations.

    Liam and his sister Ciara, Bill and Colleen's adorable progeny/spawn, have made this house come alive! Liam has figured out, among other things, how to broadcast the Internet on our High Definition TV set; how to get free replacement Nintendo Wii remote's wrist straps and and Nintendo Wii remote jacket; how to melt snow without causing icing problems via electrolysis and/or evaporative technlogies not yet fully pioneered; etc. He has also been shoveling.

    But more than anything else, he has been showing me how to revolutionize my personal computing experience.



    Liam White, the 9 ⅝- year-old, fourth grade boy genius (who showed me how to use run "charmap" to get the ⅝ symbol) showing me how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements.



    Regular readers of this vlog will remember the pithy genius of Liam, back when he was in Ms. Lanza's third grade class at Cornell Elementary (nominated for a PA Blue Ribbon School Award). This is his homework assignment on idioms. I do not personally believe that any paper turned in that day was more deserving of an A+.



    Other than the vast amount of time that I wasted on Facebook and other Internet time sucks, I worked on my next article assignment, which is on the health benefits of exposure to Nature. I do not believe that my editors, when assigning the topic, had in mind Snowmageddon I and Snowmageddon II. That is neither here nor there. In any event, after reading a scientific journal article on how houseplants in the office setting can improve the mood of males, vis a vis reduction of stress and state anger, I decided to move my office to the jungle. Liam helped me execute this dream by making it a reality.

    And on this note, it is time (arguably high time) that Liam goes to bed and I shut my pie hole.


    Thanks, Liam! Thanks Bill for animating Liam, and Colleen for serving as the Vessel for this animation, and Ciara for not bothering Liam while he showed me how to use the computer(which I had no idea how to do before the power outage brought the boy genius into my home).
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  20. Tuesday

    by , February 10th, 2010 at 10:25 PM (Swimming, Life, and Other Stuff!)
    We had a 2 hour delay at school today. I love 'em!
    Swimming was a solo effort today at LA Fitness. (my membership ends Friday) I felt tired, sluggish, and unmotivated so I just made it up as I went along.

    **10 X 50 Free on 1:00
    **100 Flutter kick with board and no fins.
    **4 X 50 Free on :55
    **100 flutter kick with board and no fins.
    **4 X 50 Free on :50
    **100 Back flutter kick no fins
    **15 X 100 (alternating 100 Back, IM, and free) on 2:00
    **8 X 25 Butterfly Drills on :45
    **easy 100 backstroke cool-down

    3,000 scy

    I'm trying to figure out if I want to swim in the IU Master's meet this Saturday. I'd love to wear my BS suit a few more times!
    I'm trying to shake this shoulder/neck problem. I will be visiting the chiropractor and getting graston work on Friday. I'm not sure if a swim meet would be a good idea the morning after the bodywork. I'll probably just get up early Saturday and make my mind up then.
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